Research Center Profile:
Via Christi Research
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
Via Christi Research conducts dedicated research for Via Christi Health, the largest healthcare provider in Kansas.
Its location adjacent to Via Christi’s midtown hospital – a 400 bed, community-based, academically-affiliated, tertiary care center providing an array of specialty and sub-specialty care – positions Via Christi Research to recruit appropriate volunteers through Via Christi Health and business partners in compliance with FDA, GCP and IRB guidelines for pharmaceutical and medical device research.
Our affiliation with Via Christi Clinic provides access to more than 170 doctors in more than 40 specialties at 15 locations in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. More than a half million patient visits were made to Via Christi Clinic in 2012. Research staff work at the midtown Clinical Research Unit, hospital and Clinic sites.
In the past 24 years, we have conducted more than 600 trials and worked with over 60 Sponsors in all phases (I-IV) of clinical drug and device trials, specializing in cardiovascular, CNS, rheumatology, pulmonology, critical care, GI, infectious diseases, neurology, epilepsy and psychiatry. Each year we typically conduct at least 50 clinical trials across all areas of medicine, and offer Sponsors a prime site for in-patient drug trials in our twelve-bed Phase I clinical research unit. Before becoming a department of Via Christi, we achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, and continue those quality-centered and cost-effective practices to meet Sponsor needs Located in Wichita – Kansas' largest city – Via Christi Research is served by Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with six national airlines. Long known as the Air Capital, Wichita manufactures Boeing, Beech, Cessna, and Bombardier Learjet aircraft, and is home to McConnell Air Force Base.
Via Christi Research offers dedicated IRB, regulatory, contracts, scientific, and study coordination staff with 22 years experience in clinical, pharmaceutical and device trials. Its state-of-the-art facilities and experienced staff enable Via Christi Research to conduct Phase I - IV, bridging, pharmacokinetic, drug-drug interaction, bioequivalence, and safety and tolerability studies.
Via Christi Research’s stable, experienced workforce assures Sponsors of protocol implementation that complies with good clinical practice guidelines and strict operating procedures. Via Christi Research has an outstanding reputation for consistently providing:
Fast administrative start-up
Quick turnaround from Via Christi’s Institutional Review Board
Fast and full enrollment of appropriate subjects
High inter-rater reliability
Accurate completion of study testing
Complete and clean case report forms
Reliable source documentation
Via Christi Research is the research unit of Via Christi Health, and is located adjacent to Via Christi St. Francis with 400 licensed beds, 650 physicians, a burn center, cancer center, and Level I trauma center serving all of Kansas by helicopter.
Via Christi Research’s clinical research unit offers Sponsors a complete environment for in-patient trials, featuring:
24-hour staffing by trained research nurses and clinical research assistants
12-bed restricted access
Temperature monitored -70C freezer and -20C freezer
Temperature controlled and monitored drug storage room
Spacelabs telemetry units
Portable 12-lead EKG machines
Laboratory processing room
Dedicated back-up generator
Secure binder storage room
Locked drug storage area
Remote camera monitoring system
Dedicated data transmission lines
Laundry and recreation facilities
Site monitor office
Affiliation with Via Christi Health gives Via Christi Research access to 24-hour medical facilities with state-of-the-art technology including MRI, CT, EEG, heart cath labs, and a sleep monitoring lab. Via Christi is JCAHO accredited, and an ACCGME Clinical Teaching Facility with residency programs in Anesthesiology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Ob/Gyn, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, and Surgery.
Via Christi’s Specialty Clinic provides therapeutic care for:
Surgery & Trauma Follow-Up
Our investigators have research expertise with national
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Via Christi Research offers a full-time staff of clinical nurse coordinators, regulatory specialists, business specialists, and scientists ready to complete any trial with quality and efficiency. Our dedicated Regulatory Affairs staff provides a capable, attentive interface with the Via Christi IRB, central IRBs, CROs, and Sponsors. Ten clinical coordinators – each CCRC credentialed – bring a wide range of clinical research experience to each project. Our regulatory staff are both IRB certified. Our business specialists manage contracts, budgets, accounts, and cultivate principal investigators for future endeavors. Our scientists help physicians design investigator initiated protocols, provide statistical expertise, and prepare findings for publication.
Via Christi Research is located in Wichita, Kansas with an area population of half a million. Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa are four hours by car, increasing Via Christi Research’s catchment area to more than four million people. We receive referrals from clinics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, private practice physicians, community mental health clinics, and the local VA Hospital (part of VISN 15). Past trials have studied adults, adolescents, elderly, children, symptomatic and normal healthy volunteers.
Kansas demographics are on-line at
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