Memorial Health University Medical Center

Memorial Health serves as a teaching hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine. Approximately one-third of the junior and senior classes is based in Savannah and completes their entire clinical curriculum at the Savannah campus. Memorial Health remains the sponsoring institution for the residency program officially called the "Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah) Program.” For information on Memorial Health Medical Education Research, visit the Memorial Health Medical Research web page.

Memorial Health Collaborative Research

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists between Memorial Health and Mercer University. The insitution of primary employment of the Lead Principal Investigator or the institution where most of the research is taking place will be the IRB of record. The Dean and Organizational Manager or Administrator of both institutions must approve and sign the protocol application.

As a designated IRB, Memorial Health University Medical Center will meet the requirements of Mercer University's Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for human subject protections with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The IRB at Memorial Health will follow written procedures for reporting its findings and actions to Mercer University's IRB. Mercer University will remain responsible for ensuring compliance with Memorial Health's IRB determinations and with the terms of the University's OHRP-approved FWA.

Mercer University's FWA-00000133 Mercer FWA – Search by “Mercer U"

The Memorial Health University Medical Center of Savannah recognizes the Mercer University protocol application for conducting joint protocol research between the two institutions.

For more information regarding the Memorial Health research application process, please contact

Ava Chambliss-Richardson, Ph.D., CIP, CIM

Director of Research Compliance


Phone: (478) 301-4101

Fax: (478) 301-2329