The UNC Anesthesiology Clinical Trials Research Unit specializes in pain management interventional studies involving medications or devices. Their facilities at the hospital of UNC Health Care and the Pain Management Center at Southern Village allow them to attract a diverse patient population. They work with Department of Anesthesiology faculty to manage and conduct both industry‐sponsored clinical trials and investigator‐initiated studies. Their track record is a testament to this outstanding team: UNC is currently a national and international leader in the recruitment and retention of individuals for several clinical trials. Their team of professionals includes a full-time research coordinator and nursing staff, as well as regulatory and other support staff.