Built on Relationships.
Backed by Results.

Formerly Pharmaceutical Research Organization

AMR Layton Research Center is a trial management organization, offering a diverse arena of clinical trial capabilities–including an expertise in pediatric vaccines. We pride ourselves on delivering timely, accurate, quality results to sponsors and contract research organizations. We insist on producing work of only the highest caliber. Sponsors and CRO’s have the ability to reach our executive officers or any of our trained and research-dedicated clinical study coordinators, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We mainly conducts Phase II-IV clinical research protocols and have worked with over 47 Principal Investigators at 31 sites, conducted 442 protocols and enrolled over 16,000 patients. We have established relationships with a wide range of specialty practices. We will also recruit additional principal investigators and sites, as well as place trained and research-dedicated study coordinators at those sites, for almost any other specialty or practice to meet sponsor requirements or protocol-specific needs.

Our Facilities Include

Dedicated research exam rooms
On-site lab and processing
Inpatient and outpatient
ECG machines, X-ray, and DEXA scanning
double-locked drug storage
Climate-controlled archival
-20° and -70° refrigeration and dry ice
24hr ABPM equipment
emergency EQUIPPED with back-up power
Private areas for monitors
Spirometry and Infusion pumps
Ambient and refrigerated centrifuges

AMR Offers

  • Investigators who are dedicated community leaders experienced in clinical research
  • Patient databases with more than 30,000 adult, geriatric, and pediatric records
  • Full-time dedicated Research Coordinators (65% ACRP certified)
  • In-house quality assurance program
  • Dedicated regulatory and patient enrollment staff
  • Bilingual coordinating staff
  • Historically meets or exceeds enrolling commitments
  • Ability to utilize Central IRB
  • Commitment to only accepting studies appropriate for site patient population and staff expertise
  • Ability to pre-identify study patients, majority coming from physician’s practice
  • HIPAA compliant and IAATA Certified

Curtis Thomas, Site Manager

Nancy Cleverly
Regional VP of Operations

Luke Johnson
Director of Business Development

Our Mission

To conduct high quality, ethical clinical research with patient welfare at the forefront of all we do. Our efforts drive development of medical cures and treatments of tomorrow, while fostering personal growth for team members and positively impacting our communities.

Our Vision & Values

To become the largest, most respected, innovative and highest quality clinical research company dedicated to improving health – worldwide.


Strive for excellence and consistency in every type of research we do.


Find innovative and ground-breaking solutions through collaboration.


Treat everyone – subjects, sponsors and associates – with respect.


Base decisions and growth on striving to build a better community.


Make the right and honorable decision even if it is the hard or costly one.

Our Clinical Trial Experience

Pharmaceutical Research Organization was established in 2000 and has grown to more than 30 employees and to offer a deep expertise in pediatric vaccines. We are excited to join the extensive AMR network and become AMR Utah. This allows us to better fulfill our mission of building a healthier future, one clinical trial at a time. Our staff consists of an Executive Director, Clinical Team Manager, Director of Finance, Study Launch Manager, Business Development / Community Relations, Executive Assistant, Office Administrators, Quality Control Specialists, Regulatory Specialists, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Clinical Research Assistants.
To date, we have contracted with 83 pharmaceutical companies, 50 Contract Research Organizations, over 47 independent and private-practice Principal Investigators, and 31 investigative sites to conduct 442 research studies and enroll over 16,000 patients throughout Utah and Idaho – with a specific focus on pediatric vaccines. Our coordinators are research-dedicated. They consist of mostly full-time and a few part-time employees. Their backgrounds include RN, LPN or CMA degrees as well as ACRP and SOCRA certifications. These research-trained and dedicated coordinators are placed at our investigational sites to assist the investigators in recruiting, screening, enrolling and gathering data on each of our contracted protocols to help ensure GCP/ICH compliance and high, quality enrollment.

Family Practice
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatric Dentistry

Our Team

General Manager

Nancy J. Cleverley
Phone: (801) 294-9911, ext. 1252
Direct: (385) 777-1252
Cellular: (801) 644-8862
Fax: (801) 294-9922

Senior Accountant

Scot Schwendiman
Phone: (801) 294-9911
Fax: (801) 294-9922

Business Development

Jenesica Smith
Phone: (801) 294-9911
Fax: (801) 294-9922

10 Myths

Here are some misconceptions you may have about participating in clinical trials.


You must quit other medications you may already be taking while participating.

This may be true, depending on the clinical trial. Every trial has individual criteria for its participants, and medication history is definitely a factor that researchers consider.


Participating in a clinical trial will cost you a great deal of your own money.
This is false. Travel to and from the appointment may not be covered, but the trials usually are. Typically clinical trials don’t cost anything for the patient because they are federally or privately funded. Additional research costs for things like blood tests and scans are often covered by the trial sponsor.


Once you start a clinical trial, there's no turning back. You will have to finish it.
This is false. Participants can drop out of clinical trials if they choose to. Follow-up visits are necessary to ensure the health of the patients, but not finishing a clinical trial is absolutely allowed.


You can only participate in a clinical trial if you live near a major hospital.
This is false. There are clinical trials held out of smaller medical offices, although it’s not as common. Some trials assist in arranging transportation and even accommodations in hotels.


If you’re part of the placebo group, you won't get the same care as the treatment group.
This is false. Whether participants are on a placebo or the treatment, they will be receiving the same level of attention from the trial staff. Research coordinators and trial staff often don’t even know which patients are receiving a placebo in order to ensure unbiased results.


You don’t have to go to regular doctor visits if you’re participating in a clinical trial.
This is false. Clinical trials can’t replace appointments with your regular doctor. You’ll still need standard prescriptions, surveillance tests, and other procedures as you’re going through the clinical trial. You’ll also need to keep your regular doctor informed about your participation in the study.


Clinical trials take a huge commitment and will go on for months and months.
This is sometimes true. Some trials are only one to three months in duration. Others can be six to twelve months or longer.


You can’t participate in a clinical trial if you’re in remission at the time.
This depends on the study. Although many clinical trials are for patients with moderate to severe disease, not all studies are.


There is no information available to participants on the earlier results of the study.
This is false. Information from earlier completed clinical trials should be accessible for patients of the current trial to review.


Participants can't continue to use the study’s drug or therapy after the trial ends.
This is sometimes true, depending on the sponsor of the study. Some allow participants to continue the treatment in an open-label extension study, while others may have to wait for approval from the FDA.

All facts and information courtesy of Buzzfeed and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

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