SHAReflyerClick to download PDF and help promote SHARe.What is SHARe?

A new 12-member consortium launched by the CCTS to build on the strengths of our Partner Network to develop a truly transformational research enterprise in multisite studies for the Deep South.

Who is in SHARe?

Auburn University, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Ochsner Health System, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Southern Research, Tulane University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and University of South Alabama.

Why Use SHARe?

  • Multisite studies and clinical trials require a high degree of coordination among study sites. SHARe reduces the redundancies and eases the administrative burdens that slow typical time-to-activation. For instance, all 11 CCTS Partners have signed on to a master IRB reliance agreement, streamlining the review process.
  • Multisite studies and clinical trials frequently struggle with recruitment. SHARe offers access to a large, regional, and diverse patient population. Whether you are studying a rare or chronic disease, looking for a genetic anomaly, or testing the effects of an intervention or treatment by gender, age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or geographic location, the SHARe network increases the odds of quickly building a robust list of potential participants who meet your research criteria.
  • Multisite studies and clinical trials that participate in SHARe will help spur trans-network innovation among faculty, physicians, and other health care providers, resulting in discoveries that can rapidly improve health care and, ultimately, benefit communities across the region.

How Do I Propose a Study to SHARe?

Principal investigators from across any SHARe institution who are interested in proposing a study should contact Frannie Horn at for more information.

SHARe Advisory Committee

  University of Alabama at Birmingham   Robert P. Kimberly, MD   Jason J. Nichols, OD MPH PhD
  Tulane University   ‘Tonette’ Krousel-Wood, MD MSPH   Roy Weiner, MD
Rachel Cruthirds
  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center   Chris Parsons, MD    
  Pennington Biomedical Research Center   Daniel Hsia, MD   Brian Melancon
  University of South Alabama   Rod Rocconi, MD   Kim Littlefield, PhD
  University of Mississippi Medical Center   Richard L. Summers, MD   Gailen Marshall, MD
  Auburn University   Richard Hansen, PhD   Kathy Ellison, PhD
  University of Alabama   Bret Summerlin   Louanne Friend
  Turskegee University   Clayton Yates, PhD    
  Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology   Devin Absher, PhD    
  Southern Research