Dallas Diabetes Research Center conducts pharmaceutical clinical trials primarily in the specialty of endocrinology. This includes but is not limited to diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia trials.
Our research staff is made up of eight clinical research coordinators with degrees in life sciences from a variety of specialties including nutrition, cardiovascular rehabilitation and exercise physiology. We also have three coordinators that are registered and licensed dietitians. All of our coordinators are certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Along with our two board certified Endocrinologists, a physician assistant and nurse practitioner are also staffed to provide consistent care for each of our research patients. Our highly qualified support staff completes our organization providing a stable basis for the entire organization.
At any given time, our site hosts approximately 20+ recruiting studies in addition to the 30+ ongoing studies. Since our site conducts a large number of trials, we are able to provide our patients with a large variety of potential studies.
Patients are recruited by various approaches such as advertisement, word of mouth, physician referrals, or from our growing database of patients. To determine if a patient will qualify for a study, our recruiters or study coordinators will conduct a telephone pre-screening visit and, if interested, the patient has the opportunity to come to the clinic for a pre-screening visit at no cost or obligation to participate. After collecting medical history, current conditions, and medications lists, our staff is then able to determine which study the patient is the best candidate for. Patients can be on a variety of different treatments or newly diagnosed and still qualify for a study. The eligibility criteria for every study varies.
Our current patients are participants in clinical trials for many different reasons. Whether it be due to the cost of managing your condition or looking for the cutting edge drugs and technology, we focus on meeting your needs first. Labs, EKGs and other tests can be provided to you to share with your primary care physician. Access to these tests can also reduce the cost of your other healthcare visits.
As a participant in clinical trials, you will be carefully and thoroughly informed of the risks and benefits of your participation and participation is strictly voluntary. We encourage you to discuss your participation with other family members and your primary care physician.
There is no cost to any patient for participating in a clinical trial.
Learn about everyday heroes, participants in clinical trials, at The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation’s website at www.ciscrp.org.