Pillar Clinical Research was founded in 2007 by Brian Craig, MA, ThM, LPC, and a board-certified clinician. Before establishing Pillar Clinical Research, Brian founded Pillar Mental Health Systems and worked with leading mental health inpatient providers in Central Texas, conducting clinical trials. He is recognized as an industry-leading psychometric rater with over 25 years of experience in central nervous system clinical trials. As the president of the Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery Unit, Brian continues to serve Pillar Clinical Research as a psychometric rater and sub-investigator in Richardson, Texas.
In 2020, Carol Witham joined Pillar Clinical Research as CEO and leveraged over 20 years of successful experience in clinical research and advocacy. In addition to owning and operating a thriving outpatient program for adults in Central Arkansas, she was the founder and CEO of a leading clinical research company.
In 2007, Pillar consisted of one location with 20 beds in Richardson, Texas. Today, Pillar consists of four multispecialty sites, all capable of phase I through IV clinical trials, with a combined capacity of 142 beds across three states. Our growth strategy goals have been achieved to the point that we have expanded according to the market’s needs with locations in these dynamic markets:
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Little Rock, Arkansas
The vision of Pillar Clinical Research is to become the volunteer-centered clinical research organization of reference to pharmaceutical and biotechnology sponsors for managing central nervous system clinical trials and developing innovative treatments worldwide.
Our mission is to provide a professional and honest approach to clinical trials for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries so that we may accelerate the development of new, safe, and effective medical therapies for the benefit of the volunteers we serve.
Pillar Clinical Research has the experience and expertise to help shape protocols during the design stages, conduct Phase I through IV trials, pilot new technologies, and provide free consulting to Sponsors and CROs to partner for success.
Pillar Clinical Research employs highly trained and skilled clinical research staff committed to providing each participant with an exceptional level of care and attention.
International Clinical Trials Day is May 20th!
International Clinical Trials Day is observed on May 20 every year to mark the anniversary of the day in 1747 when James Lind conducted the first randomized clinical study.
On this day, please take a moment to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the clinical research professionals in public health and medicine by recognizing their efforts in clinical trials.
It is also a day to express our deep gratitude to the clinical research subjects for their contributions to advancing public health through their volunteerism. Thanks to these research heroes, we learn more about illnesses and medical advancements in healthcare daily. Their gifts of time, energy, and thought to discovery are invaluable.
Chief Executive Officer
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