About Us

Preferred Research Partners is comprised of a network of clinical research investigators in multiple therapeutic areas who are dedicated to providing quality care to their research & clinical populations while producing quality data for sponsors & CROs. PRP provides the necessary means to physicians to conduct research at their sites without disruption to their clinical obligations or staff. Our offices are located in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas – off Financial Center Parkway by Embassy Suites. We welcome visitors to tour our facilities during business hours.

The staff of Preferred Research Partners is comprised of experienced, compassionate people, dedicated to the practice of clinical research. As a participant in a clinical research trial, you will experience excellent care and attention, and will always be treated with the respect that you deserve. Investigators will find the abundance of therapeutic expertise and clinical trial experience they require for dependable, accurate trial results.

Our team includes 4 full-time certified clinical research coordinators, 6 physicians, 3 psychologists and 1 research assistant. We also have PRN staff available depending upon study needs. PRP enjoys a low staff turnover rate, which contributes to its efficient operations and steady growth.  Click below to learn more about:

OUR STAFF

Paul E. Wylie, MD

President

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Bio

Dr. Wylie leads our team of physician investigators & serves as Medical Director for PRP. Dr. Wylie has been practicing medicine since 1989, and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a former Medical Director at St. Vincent Infirmary Sleep Disorders Center, and is currently Medical Director at the Arkansas Center for Sleep Medicine in Little Rock. Dr. Wylie has conducted clinical & device research for over 10 years excelling in recruitment & retention for all of his studies. He is available to investigators at all times to mentor & provide guidance to develop their research practice.

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Amy Kelley, BSN, RN, CCRC

Vice President

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Amy Kelley leads our team of clinical research coordinators. She holds an ACRP Clinical Research Coordination Certification, and has extensive experience in sleep, pharmaceutical, and device trials. Amy will serve as the investigators & sponsors primary point of contact. She works to ensure oversight of the clinical & administrative team as well as overseeing aspects of the clinical trials process such as regulatory, budgets & contracts, marketing & lead development.

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John Tyler Baber, M.D.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Dr. Baber is a Gastroenterologist/ Hepatologist who serves as the Principal Investigator on all GI trials for Preferred Research. He is very involved in recruitment & retention of quality participants leading him to be a top enroller on many trials.

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Archie Hearne, M.D.

Family Practice

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Dr. Hearne is a Family Practice physician and a Principal Investigator for Preferred Research. He is very active within our community in medicine, art & philanthropy.

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Kelly Knight, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Kelly holds a SoCRA clinical research coordinator certification & has coordinated over 100 trials. She succeeds in providing study support to patients and clinicians alike. Kelly has excelled in clinical trial enrollment & received awards and commendations by sponsors for her work on many studies.

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Jessica Watson, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Jessica is an ACRP certified clinical research coordinator who excels at patient care & follow-up. She brings to her sites a wealth of knowledge & expertise in the clinical trials process.

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Senthil K. Raghavan, MD

Family Practice

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Dr. Raghavan is a family practice physician who serves as a sub-investigator on all Preferred Research clinical trials for physical exams & safety back-up.

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Jonathon Hill

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Jonathon serves a clinical research coordinator & polysomnography technician with a background in sleep disorder trials. He is well versed in providing excellent patient care & adhering to protocol specific needs.

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LeeAnne Morgan

Research Assistant

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LeeAnn serves as a research assistant responsible for phone screening, patient procedures, specimen processing, and physician liaison. Her interpersonal skills with patients, vendors, and physician staff are unsurpassed.

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Leigh Anne Bennett, M.D.

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Dr. Bennett received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2000 and completed her psychiatry residency training in 2004.

She is a Board Certified psychiatrist and is currently a partner of Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic and medical director for Health Resources of Arkansas, a community mental health clinic.

Her realm of practice includes outpatient management for adults with emphasis on treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, as well as involvement in clinical research trials. Her main area of interest is in Women’s mental health with a primary focus in treating perinatal psychiatric disorders.

A native Arkansan, Dr. Bennett received the M. Joycelyn Elders Community Service Award in 2003 for her contributions toward the establishment of the Dr. Robert E. Elliot Foundation, created in memory of her father Robert Elliot who suffered from depression and died by suicide. The foundation’s mission is to provide a lifeline of hope by offering services, education, resources, and support to people with depression and to survivors of suicide.

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Bradley Diner, M.D.

Bio

After graduation from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Diner completed his psychiatric residency in 1989 at Vanderbilt University where he served as Chief Resident.

His area of practice includes inpatient and outpatient adolescent and adult psychiatry with emphasis on mood and anxiety disorders and involvement in clinical research trials. He further specializes in forensic psychiatry, in which he is frequently requested to provide independent evaluations, expert witness testimony and evaluation of impaired medical professionals.

Dr. Diner is Medical Director of the Psychiatry Department at Baptist Health Medical Center Little Rock, is President of the Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic and is the Medical Director of the Arkansas Medical Foundation.

He is Board Certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Certified Physician Investigator by the Association of Pharmaceutical Physician Investigators.

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Bud Green, RN, CCRC

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Bud is the site manager for Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic that partners with PRP. He is a skilled nurse & coordinator that has dedicated his life to clinical research & the care of his patients.

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IATA Certified Staff
Private Fully-Equipped Patient Exam Rooms
3-bed, 1-bath Accredited Sleep Lab
Secure Supply and Drug Storage
Laboratory Facilities for Phlebotomy & Sample Processing

CONTACT US TODAY

We appreciate your interest in Preferred Research Partners’ clinical trials. Feel free to contact us regarding clinical trials at any time as we are always building our database for current and future studies. Our number one concern is providing the highest quality care for our patients.

Please provide the following information so that we can contact you regarding enrolling in our current and upcoming studies, or feel free to contact us at (501) 553-9987.