The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine maintains its own industry-sponsored Clinical Research Program directed by Jonathan H. Waters, MD, Vice Chair of Clinical Research. This program is designed to provide all the services necessary for faculty members within the department, as both principal investigators and sub-investigators, to start and follow through with clinical trials and clinical research. Services include contract and budget negotiations, clinical research coordinator support, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions. The Clinical Research Program is also committed to developing new study opportunities for all department faculty members by promoting departmental resources and expertise to the pharmaceutical industry as a whole. The strong relationships with pharmaceutical companies continue to bring a significant number of potential sponsored clinical trials. In addition, the Clinical Research Program serves as a training ground in clinical research for attending physicians, residents, and fellows in our department.