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Clinical Research Trials for Patients

Fostering the Delivery of Better Care

Clinical trials, also called clinical research, are studies designed to find answers to specific health questions. They often look at new procedures or devices, new drugs or new combinations of drugs, or new ways to use existing treatments.

The OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute (OHRI) fosters the delivery of better medical treatments, the application of more effective technology and the enhancement of our patients’ personal experiences through clinical trials, innovations and other programs.

At OHRI, our growing number of clinical research trials provides patients with increased access to the most innovative treatments available. Our robust research program keeps us at the forefront of medicine and assures our patients consistently receive the best care available.

We encourage you to talk to your OhioHealth doctor about how to get involved.

Highlighted Clinical Research Trials

  • The OhioHealth Heart and Vascular program is world renowned for its leadership in clinical research trials. The program is recognized as one of the top in the country and has been integral in the FDA approval of many devices, medications and treatments that have changed the way heart and vascular disease is treated. The program is currently participating in more than 120 clinical trials each year.
  • At OhioHealth, our Cancer Care team offers clinical trials to treat many types of cancer and associated symptoms. We participate in trials through the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) and cutting-edge industry leaders. In most cases, our patients are enrolled in these clinical trials by their medical oncologists and treated locally. 
  • The growth in the advanced treatment of Neuroscience conditions nationally is reflected in the increase in brain- and spine-related clinical research trials we are conducting at OhioHealth. We offer clinical trials for stroke, multiple sclerosis, spine tumors, brain tumors, epilepsy and more. 

Helpful Links for Patients

  • ClinicalTrials.gov — A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration — The regulating government body the ensures safety and efficacy in clinical trials, medical devices and drugs
  • Cancer.Net — A free online video library with patient information about cancer clinical trials 
  • National Institute of Health — A agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that conducts and funds medical research 
  • Office for Human Research Protections — The federal agency that ensures the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of human subjects are protected when participating in a clinical research trial

Contact OHRI

For more information, contact:
Melissa Kadar
Director, Clinical Operations
(614) 788.3876
melissa.kadar.@ohiohealth.com