The Lynn Institute of the Ozarks in Little Rock is the newest clinical research site of the Lynn Health Science Institute.

It represents the Institute’s most recent expansion from the corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Opening in 2006, The Lynn Institute of the Ozarks brings together the knowledge of renowned medical professionals along with the experience of pharmaceutical trial professionals to provide better service to the Little Rock area. Little Rock and its suburbs offer a diverse population of approximately 500,000 in the center of Arkansas. Located in the Doctor’s Building, the institute is located 15 minutes from the airport in the heart of Little Rock. Multiple universities and colleges in and around Little Rock offer a large and diverse pool of students that could be used in both normal control trials and phase 1 trials.


Karen Waddell
President and CEO

Carlos Blanco, BA, CCRC
Vice President of Operations

Michael Pojezny, MBA
Director of Finance

Shelly Brunson, BS, CCRP
VP, Business Development

Nicole Chapman, MA, CCRP

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

 Service Capabilities
  • Certified Clinical Research staff
  • ECG
  • Federal Wide Assurance Number
  • Lab on site
  • Conference Facilities
  • CLIA Waiver
  • CPR/AED certified staff
  • Drug Storage: Limited access, temperature controlled monitored drug room, refrigerator, -20C freezer
  • Controlled substance storage
  • Located in same building as Investigators private practice
  • Comfortable patient waiting area
  • Day patient lounge
  • 4 Exam Rooms


  • 3 full time clinical research coordinators
  • 1 research assistant/lab technician
  • 1 quality assurance person
  • 1 regulatory specialist
  • 1 business development specialist
  • 1 contract administrator
  • 1 recruitment specialists


Chrystal Johnson, MD
Family Practice

Richard Johnson, MD

Fred Newton, MD


Lynn Institute of the Ozarks conducts Phase I – IV studies including:
  • 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 Ozarks

500 S. University # 500
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 975-2000
Fax: (501-975-2001
Contact: Nicole Chapman
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