LION Research is a sister site to the Lynn Health Science Institute and has been developed to bring clinical trials to a more rural population

In operation since 2005, Lion Research serves a diverse population of approximately 650,000 in the southern quadrant of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, and the southern region of the state. Located in Norman, Oklahoma 20 minutes from Will Rogers World Airport, LION Research conducts clinical trials in numerous therapeutic areas. Physicians associated with LION Research have 20 years of combined research experience in Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and general medicine. LION Research also specializes in Diabetes trials. The University of Oklahoma is also located in Norman and offers the potential for recruitment from the 31,000 student population for phase 1 or normal control trials. We have the following services and capabilities available for conducting clinical trials:


Karen Waddell
President and CEO

Carlos Blanco, BA, CCRC
Vice President of Operations

Michael Pojezny, MBA
Vice President of Finance

Shelly Brunson, BS, CCRP
VP, Business Development 

Karen Hames, BA CCRC
Site Director

Amenities and Capabilities
Monitor Amenities
  • Monitor hours Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm
  • Operating hours Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm, extended hours available as needed
  • 2 private monitor cubicles, with phone and wired internet
  • Access to copier and fax machine
  • Coffee and water available
  • Use of employee break room including microwave and refrigerator
  • WiFi

Service Capabilities
  • Phase I Capabilities
  • 24/7 Clinical Services available includes long term patient accommodations and overnight patient monitoring
  • Conference Facilities
  • Certified Clinical Research staff
  • ECG
  • Federal Wide Assurance Number
  • Lab on site
  • CLIA Waiver
  • CPR/AED certified staff
  • Drug Storage: Temperature controlled, limited access, monitored drug room, refrigerator, -20C and -70C freezer
  • Controlled substance storage
  • 1 Bed sleep Lab
  • Located in same building as Principal and Sub Investigators private practice
  • Nurse on staff
  • Comfortable patient waiting area
  • 2 Exam Rooms
  • Day patient lounge


  • 4 Clinical Research Coordinators
  • 1 Research Assistants/Lab Technicians
  • Registered Sleep Technicians
  • 1 Regulatory Specialist
  • 1 Business Development Specialist
  • 1 Advertising Specialists


Lubna Mirza, MD

Robert McArthur, MD
Steven Cox, DO
Family Practice

Kimberly Wise, MD


Lynn Institute of Norman conducts Phase I – IV studies in the following areas:
  • Acne
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Amenorrhea
  • Ankylosing Spondilitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Breakthrough Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Canker Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contraception
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes (Type I and II)
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Endometriosis
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GAD
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Gastric Emptying
  • GERD
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Hormone Replacement
  • HPV
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension (including ABPM)
  • Insomnia
  • Incontinence
  • Influenza
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menorrhagia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pneumonia
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaccine Trials

Lynn Institute of Norman

630 24th Ave. SW
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: 405-701-2828
Fax: 405-701-2838
Contact Person: Karen Hames
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