The Department of Surgery supports a Clinical Trials Office (CTO) specifically designed to assist SIU Healthcare in planning, initiating, and conducting clinical trials. The CTO is designed to provide research support services to the faculty and staff of the Divisions of Otolaryngology, Urology, Neuro, Pediatric, Plastic/Reconstructive, Trauma and General Surgery. The CTO works closely with sponsors, investigators, and the IRB to facilitate successful conduct of clinical trials that meet the regulatory requirements that govern human subject research.
- Facilitate, foster, and support the timely conduct of high-quality clinical research in the Department of Surgery.
- Increase Clinical Trial opportunities that provide patients with access to cutting edge clinical research opportunities and treatment not widely available
- Serve as a shared resource to investigators and research coordinators in all divisions of the Surgery Department
- Protocol activation and implementation
- Research nurse/coordinator support including study start-up, enrollment, follow-up, and study closeout and record retention.
- To screen and identify eligible patients for clinical studies.
- To facilitate enrollment of patients onto clinical trials.
- To schedule appropriate tests, treatments, and assessments.
- To collect, verify, and record results.
- Facilitation of contract and budget preparation and negotiation.
- IRB and regulatory document preparation, submission, continuing review
- Investigator-initiated study development and design, and completion.
- Resident research education and guidance.
- To communicate the status of Department of Surgery clinical trials.
- Identify funding opportunities.
- CTO offers educational opportunities for clinical investigators, study coordinators, and other health care support staff.
The CTO is highly flexible and capable of responding to changing investigator needs. Currently, the primary service of the CTO will be to provide the infrastructure for sponsored clinical trials by Department investigators.
For more information please contact:
Joseph Milbrandt, PhD, Research Associate Professor. (217)545-7811, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pence, Research Coordinator (217)545-7579, email@example.com
Randy Wise, RN, Research Coordinator (217)545-7812, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Miedwig, Research Coordinator (217)545-4402, email@example.com