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Center Overview

Get the professional care you deserve when you visit Applied Research Center of Arkansas Express Walk-In Clinic. We specialize in treating minor injuries and acute illnesses that set in rapidly or are severe in nature. You will receive the highest quality diagnosis with safe and effective treatments in a timely manner. We provide accurate and prompt lab work on site to ensure you get the most appropriate treatment. You and your family can get professional medical attention at affordable rates without having to wait for an appointment. In addition to providing school or work physicals, TB skin testing, and Influenza vaccines, our Advanced Nurse Practitioners can care for a variety of illnesses including but not limited to: Pink eye, Ear infections, Sore throat, Strep throat, Sinusitis, URI/Bronchitis, UTI, Skin rashes, Poison Ivy, Chickenpox, Shingles, Irritable Bowel Syndromes, Diabetes screening, Minor strains and sprains, STD/ HIV testing, and Tetanus shots.

Research Experience

Applied Research Center of Arkansas is a high quality multi-specialty research organization. We conduct Phase II,III, IV Clinical Trials that are aimed at finding new and better treatments for various medical conditions and diseases. We also partner with Sponsors to conduct Registries, Health Outcomes, and Medical or Diagnostic Device trials. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality data, on time and within budget. We strive to maintain fundamental relationships with our community partners, study volunteers, Sponsors and CROs. We use technology based recruitment and retention methods to meet study goals. ARC of Arkansas has a referral network of physicians with surrounding medical facilities, hospitals and healthcare clinics. Our research site includes several speciality Physicians, a dedicated clinical trial APRN and two Certified Study Coordinators with advanced skills and experience in research. Subject safety is a top priority at ARC of Arkansas. Dr. Steven Simpson provides oversight for our studies as our Medical Director.
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Sponsors we have worked with:

CROs we have worked with:

  • Beaufort
  • Chiltern
  • Concentrics Research LLC
  • Covance
  • ICON Clinical Laboratories
  • INC Research
  • InVentive Health
  • Novum Pharmaceutical


  • PPD, Inc
  • PRA International
  • Premier Research
  • Quintiles
  • Robarts
  • SKLife Science
  • TKL Research

Facility Description

Applied Research Center of Arkansas is located in the heart of Little Rock. We are just minutes away from all major metropolitan hospitals, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. ARC of Arkansas is accessible to public transportation, local eateries, and shopping plazas in the Pleasant Valley and Green Mountain communities. Our recently renovated facility now has 3,000 sq feet of clinical and office space. This includes 5 exam rooms and a procedure room, on-site laboratory, research offices, student workstations, and a modern conference room.

Therapeutic Areas

  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Immunology
  • Infections and Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine


  • Musculoskeletal
  • Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics/Neonatology
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
  • Sleep
  • Urology
  • Vaccines