Department of Clinical Investigation

Mailing Address:

William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Clinical Investigation
BLDG 7777
El Paso, TX 79920

Email Address:

usarmy.bliss.medcom-wbamc.other.dci--wbamc@mail.mil

Mission

The mission of the Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI) is to oversee research protocol development, approval and execution at WBAMC. The DCI provides the necessary physical resources and support staff sufficient to support Human Research Protections Program functions and the Accredited Animal Care and Use Program.

We have three sections to carry out this mission:

WBAMC is developing into a major DOD research center. Our current hospital research efforts include the areas of: enhancing medical treatments using wireless technology, alternative pain management, and preventative care. The DCI assists investigators in all manners of medical and scientific research. We also promote and coordinate important collaborations with our regional military treatment facilities, DOD and medical science partners including the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Services and the University of Texas- El Paso. Two annual events display the research efforts here at Fort Bliss: the WBAMC Annual Research Day every May and the DCI Open House in October. We welcome discussions with research investigators regarding collaborative efforts that will improve medical care on the bench‐top, the bedside, and on the battlefield

WBAMC-DCI Protocol Section Contact Information

For questions concerning protocol developments, IRB reviews and human subject protection program, regulations and policies, etc.

Contact:

For human research regulatory, compliance, and research protocol development questions:

HPA/HSR Program Manager
Department of Clinical Investigation
915-742-7469

Senior Research Reviewer (IRB Administrator) Department of Clinical Investigation
915-742-9412

For questions concerning IRB submissions, IRBNet questions, the progress of the submitted protocols, IRB meetings, issues related to IRB official correspondence, etc.

Protocol Manager/Research Assistant
Department of Clinical Investigation
915-742-6075

Protocol Specialist
Department of Clinical Investigation
915-742-0993