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CHS Partners With Trial Management Associates For Clinical Trials

By March 3, 2022March 9th, 2022Clinical Trials


Media Contact: Brandy Brinson


The clinical trial company is bringing new jobs and exciting opportunities to Myrtle Beach, where residents will now have the chance to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials.



MYRTLE BEACH, SC, (February 1, 2022)— Trial Management Associates, LLC (TMA), a clinical trial research company based in Wilmington, NC, is excited to announce that it is opening a new office in Myrtle Beach, SC. TMA has partnered with Carolina Health Specialists in the venture.

TMA brings 13 years of clinical research experience to Myrtle Beach. The company has conducted extensive ground-breaking clinical trials, including the highly successful Moderna COVID vaccine trial in Wilmington. TMA’s Wilmington site was one of only 10 sites in the country selected for Phase II of the trial.

“TMA is excited to grow our company and expand operations in Myrtle Beach in partnership with Carolina Health Specialists. TMA will operate an independent research facility with study oversight provided by the Carolina Health Specialists’ physicians. With this expansion and the partnership with Carolina Health Specialists, we are able to bring cutting-edge medicine to all of the Myrtle Beach community,” says Phil Dattilo, President of TMA.

“Carolina Health Specialists is excited to partner with TMA in the clinical research field. We have been passionate about research for many years and have participated in numerous studies led by Drs. Donald Eagerton and David Lazar. Working with a partner who is experienced in infrastructure and early development, as well as regulatory requirements and market access, will allow us to improve research and patient care,” says Joyce Hankins, Chief Operating Officer of Carolina Health Specialists.

TMA is now actively seeking study volunteers for a wide range of clinical trials. “Volunteering for a clinical trial is an extraordinary opportunity for residents of the Myrtle Beach community to gain access to the new generations of study medication, have a full dedicated clinical team focused on your health, gain a full understanding of your overall health, as well as receive compensation for your involvement. Volunteers are also playing an important role in bettering medicine for current and future generations,” says Dattilo.

Healthy volunteers are needed for vaccine studies, as well as diabetes, obesity, smoking cessation, and rheumatoid arthritis therapies trials. All study-related medical care and procedures are conducted at no cost, and participants will be compensated for their time and travel. If you would like more information or sign up to participate in upcoming studies, please contact TMA at

TMA is also bringing high-paying jobs to Myrtle Beach with full benefits in the exciting and expanding clinical research industry. TMA is now hiring for the following positions: Manager of Clinical Research; Clinical Research Coordinators; Research Assistants; Laboratory Coordinators; and Medical and Clinical Personnel (including nurses, medical assistants, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, and phlebotomists).

TMA works with the top Clinical Research Organizations including PPD, IQVIA, ICON, Syneos, and Parexel. The company offers full medical, dental, and vision benefits, a 401k, and paid time off. “If you’re looking to further your career, clinical research is an exciting and challenging environment,” says Dattilo. Anyone looking to grow their medical career and gain experience in

clinical research should contact TMA at

Trial Management Associates (TMA) is a leading fully integrated clinical research management company that partners with private physician practices to successfully manage and execute Phase II-IV industry sponsored clinical research studies. Our qualified Investigators, Site Managers and Research Coordinators work together as a team, from the initial screening to the close out visit, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in our process. We pride ourselves on providing our sponsors consistent, statistically sound data for every study performed.

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