Conducting research is vital to the development, improvement, and advancement of health care.  Clinical research at WellSpan Health enables our physicians to offer the most cutting-edge treatments to our community.

Located at WellSpan York Hospital, the Emig Research Center supports research conducted at WellSpan through:

  • Research Design Consultation: Assisting in the development of research projects and scholary activities 

  • Human Research Protection Program (HRPP): WellSpan Health Institutional Review board (IRB); Scientific Review; Quality Assessment; Education

  • Statistics and Data Collection & Analysis

  • Research Administration: Contracts; Agreements; Master Agreements; Amendments; Data Use Agreements; Business Associate Agreement

  • Sponsored Research Financial Management: Budget Analysis; Budget Development/Negotiation; Research Billing Compliance

Human Research Protection Program Full AccreditationSince 2013, WellSpan Health has been accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP). Accreditation reflects WellSpan Health's commitment to protecting the rights and welfare of research participants.

There are currently more than 200 IRB-approved research studies underway across the organization. In addition, we partner with government, industry and universities by participating in a variety of research studies in areas such as oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, trauma, pulmonary, neonatology, and behavioral health. We regularly participate in studies on therapies, diagnostic testing, new drugs and devices. 

Our staff supports researchers across the organization in scholarly activities associated with research. 

Emig Research Center 

Emig Research Center provides research support and education for WellSpan Health and promotes an environment of clinical inquiry that supports innovation, the highest standards of care and the practice of evidence-based medicine. Staff are available to assist WellSpan researchers in the development of their own projects.

Research at WellSpan Health is aligned with WellSpan's vision, goals and mission of "Working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and health communities."

The Emig Research Center is located at WellSpan York Hospital on the first floor of the Medical Education Pavilion and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, please call (717)851-2223.

WellSpan Health York Hospital Clinical Research Volunteer Application

Students who are interested in medicine and clinical research are encouraged to apply to the WellSpan Health York Hospital Clinical Research Volunteer Program. The ideal applicant is an undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or first year medical student with a strong academic record aspiring to attend or complete a graduate program in a medicinal or other related field (e.g. psychology). The application period is open January 22, 2019 – February 15, 2019. Five applicants will be selected to participate starting September 1, 2019 with the understanding that all volunteer requirements are completed prior to the start date.


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