About OCR

Who We Are - OCR

Optimum Clinical Research, Inc. (OCR) is an independent research site located in Salt Lake City, UT. Partnering with pharmaceutical companies, OCR studies the safety and efficacy of investigational medication in the population at the final stages of the FDA approval process. OC Research provides comprehensive facilities for the conduct of clinical research in a comfortable, yet professional environment. At Optimum Clinical Research, we pride ourselves on putting our participants first. Informed consent is our priority. Before you enter into a clinical trial here at Optimal Clinical Research, you will be educated at length on the key facts concerning your specific type of research. This education gives you the power to decide whether or not the study is going to be right for you.  Browse through the clinical trials that are currently available by clicking here.

Affiliated with an Internal Medicine Group, OC Research has access to a database of over 35,000 patients in addition to referrals from other physician practices.


The Optimum Clinical Research, Inc. (OCR) staff is a dedicated team of experienced research professionals: physicians, nurses and clinical research coordinators.


Nirmal Sunkara, MD Principal Investigator

Eric Chenworth, DO Principal Investigator

Wobo Bekwelem, MD, MPH Principal Investigator

Heather Turner, BS, CCRC Owner, President

Amber Palmer, BS  Office Manager