Research Center Profile:
Research Institute Of Deaconess Clinic, Inc.

Center Information

Gregory A. Folz
Administrative Director
Research Institute Of Deaconess Clinic, Inc.
421 Chestnut Street
Evansville, IN 47713
USA
812-426-9576
812-858-4508 (fax)
gregory.folz@deaconess.com
www.deaconessclinic.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Immunology
Internal Medicine
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Oncology
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Podiatry
Psychiatry/Psychology
Rheumatology
Sleep
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

Deaconess Clinic is one of Indiana’s largest multi-specialty physician groups with more than 120 physicians practicing in 27 fields of medicine. The Clinic maintains an active data base of 210,000. With extensive medical records searchable through single electronic medical record system. Clinical trials are conducted at Deaconess Clinic’s downtown Evansville campus and at four other Deaconess campuses servicing a regional population of 750,000 people within 24 counties. The Deaconess Clinic Research Institute employs a highly trained research staff of study coordinators, clinical associates, regulatory, data entry and recruitment personnel. The Research Institute conducts upwards of 100 studies annually.

  • Physicians: 120 + primary care physicians and specialists
  • Ancillary Services: Clinical Research, Imaging Center (Including MRI, CT, and Nuclear Medicine), and Laboratory.
  • Patient Visits: Nearly 400,000 patient encounters in 2015.

Clinical Trial Experience:

  • 750+ trials conducted to date
  • Trial Enrollment: Deaconess Clinic investigators consistently rank in top 5% of sites participating in multi-center trials.
  • 117% average enrollment rate for all studies in 2015

Last FDA Audit: February 2012 (Top enrolling site) - No FDA 483 issued

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 750+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 680+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 210,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 18
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 72%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 85%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

Allergy Trials:
  • Allergic Rhino-conjunctivitis
  • Asthma
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Cat Allergy
  • Grass Pollen
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Milk Allergy
  • Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ragweed Allergy
  • Rhino-conjunctivitis
  • Urticaria
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis
Cardiology Trials:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome with Diabetes
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Readers
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Events
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Carotid Stents
  • Defibrillator Vest
  • Dyslipidemia
  • ICD
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Lead Implant
  • Myocardial Infarction Device Implant
  • Post MI with Elevated CRP
  • Prothrombic Time Monitors
  • Stroke Prevention
Dermatology Trials:
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Erythema
  • Hand Eczema
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Onychomycosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Urticaria
  • Viral Warts
  • Sub-Mental Subcutaneous Fat
Endocrinology Trials:
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes with Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Diabetic Meter
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetes with Cardiovascular Outcomes
  • Dyspepsia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Inhaled Insulin
  • Obesity
  • Hyperlipidemia
Family Medicine Trials:
  • Acute Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Cardiac Reader
  • Cholesterol
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic NSAID Use
  • Community Acquired Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gout
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hypertension
  • H1N1 Influenza
  • Infant Formula
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lipid Lowering
  • Low Back Pain
  • Obesity
  • Onychomycosis
  • Opioid Induced Bowl Dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Strep
  • Prothrombin Time Monitor
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ulcers
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Sexual Desire Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Peri/Post-Menopausal Major Depressive Disorder
  • Autism
  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Pervasive Development Disorder
Gastroenterology Trials:
  • Colorectal Cancer Detection
  • Constipation
  • Gastric Mucosa
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Erosive/Non-Erosive Esophagitis
  • Sedation (Colonoscopy)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Internal Medicine Trials:
  • Acute Influenza
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Meter
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use
  • Gout
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lipid Lowering
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Prothrombin Time Monitor
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Tonsillitis
Oncology Trials:
  • Anemia in Cancer Patients
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Fracture Prevention in Prostate Cancer Patients
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Weight Loss
  • Chemo Induced Nausea and Vomiting
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Foot & Hand Syndrome
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Herpes Zoster Injection with Solid Tumor
  • Lung Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Herpes Zoster Injection with Solid Tumor
  • Lung Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Neutropenic Prophylaxis
  • Xerostomia
Orthopedics Trials:
  • Analgesics
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Post-Operative Shoulder Pain
  • Osteoarthritis Knee and Hip Pain
Pediatrics Trials:
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Infant Formula
  • Pediatric Skin Infection
  • Pediatric Strep
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Acute Otitis Media
Podiatry Trials:
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Onychomycosis
  • Post Op Bunionectomy
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
Psychiatry Trials:
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Sexual Desire Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Peri/Post-Menopausal Major Depressive Disorder
  • Autism
  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Binge Eating Disorder
Rheumatology Trials:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Injections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
Urology Trials:
  • Acute Urinary Retention
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer Associated Weight Loss
  • Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction with Dyslipidemia
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hernia
  • Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Nocturia
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Prostate-Specific Antigen / Testosterone Levels
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence - Sling Device
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Overactive Bladder with Multiple Sclerosis
Women's Health Trials:
  • Candidiasis
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexual Desire Disorders
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginitis
  • Flushing
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Depression
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence - Sling Device
  • Breast Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Weightloss
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Sponsor and CRO Experience

Sponsors
  • aaiPharma
  • Abbott
  • Acceleron
  • Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • Aerovance
  • Aeterna Zentaris
  • Afferent Pharm
  • Alcon
  • Allergan
  • Altana
  • Alza
  • Amarin
  • American Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Anacor
  • Anchen Pharmaceuticals
  • Anika
  • AngelMed
  • Arbor Pharmaceuticals
  • Ardea Bioscience
  • Astellas
  • Asubio Pharmaceuticals
  • AstraZeneca
  • Atrix Laboratories
  • Aventis
  • Basilea
  • Bayer
  • Bertek
  • Biocryst
  • Bioniche Therapeutics
  • Biotechnology
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boehringer Mannheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers
  • Cahaba
  • Cell Genesys
  • Cephalon
  • Circassia
  • Congentus
  • ConjuChem
  • ContraVir
  • Daiichi
  • DepoMed Inc.
  • Dermik
  • Dow
  • Dyax
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly
  • Enanta Pharmaceuticals
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Epigenomics
  • Ferring
  • Flexion
  • Forest Labs
  • Fujisawa
  • Galderma
  • Genaera
  • Genaissance
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Graceway Pharmaceuticals
  • Greer Labs
  • GTx, Inc.
  • HealOr
  • Helsinn
  • Hoechst Marion Roussel
  • Hoffman - La Roche
  • Hollister
  • Immunex
  • Indevus (formerly Interneuron)
  • Inhibitex
  • Innocoll
  • Innovative Med Concepts
  • Insite Vision Inc.
  • Janssen
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kendle International
  • King Pharmaceuticals
  • Kyowa
  • Kythera Biopharmaceuticals
  • LEO Pharmaceuticals
  • LifeNet
  • Logical Therapeutics
  • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
  • MAP Pharmaceuticals
  • Maret
  • MGI Pharma
  • Myogen
  • Mead Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • MedImmune
  • Merck
  • Merz
  • 3M
  • Millenium Pharmaceuticals
  • Morphotek
  • Nestec S.A.
  • Nastech Pharmaceuticals
  • Neurocrine BioSciences
  • NewLink Genetics
  • NicOx S. A.
  • Novartis
  • Nymox
  • Oakwood Laboratories
  • Orexigen
  • Ortho Biotech
  • Ortho-McNeil
  • Otsuka Maryland Research Inst.
  • Pain Therapeutics
  • Pearl
  • Perrigo Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • Pharmacyclics
  • Proacta
  • Promius Pharmaceuticals
  • Photocure
  • QLT, Inc.
  • Q-Med AB (Sweden)
  • Quinnova
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche
  • RTL
  • RW Johnson
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo Research
  • Schering Plough
  • Searle
  • Serenity
  • Serono
  • Shionog
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Smith & Newphew
  • Smithkline Beecham
  • St. Jude
  • Stiefel Laboratories
  • Stryker
  • TAP
  • Takeda
  • Targacept
  • Taro Pharmaceutical
  • Teva
  • Theravance
  • TOLMAR Inc.
  • UCB Pharma
  • Uroplasty
  • Vertex
  • Vertos
  • Vivus
  • Watson Laboratories
  • WEX Pharma
  • Wyeth
  • Yamanouchi
  • Zeneca
CROs
  • Aptive Solutions
  • Averion
  • Bailer Research
  • CATO
  • Centocor
  • Chiltern
  • ClinForce
  • Clinipace World Wide
  • Clinmetrics
  • Clinical Research Group
  • ClinTrials Research
  • Constella
  • Coromed, Inc.
  • Covalent Group
  • Covance
  • Clinical Trial Management Service
  • Cu-Tech
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Eisai
  • Essential Group Inc.
  • Health Core Pharm
  • Health Point
  • ICON Clinical Research
  • i3 Research
  • INC Research
  • Ingenix
  • Integrium
  • Inventiv
  • Inveresk
  • Kern McNeill
  • Leo Pharmacology
  • MDS Pharma Services
  • Metropolitan Research
  • MTRA
  • Novum
  • Omnicare
  • Paragon Biomedical, Inc.
  • Parexel International Corp.
  • Pharmaceutical Resource Corp.
  • PharmaNet/I3
  • Pharmatech
  • Phoenix International
  • Phoenix, The
  • PPD
  • PRA
  • Premier Research
  • Quintiles, Inc.
  • ReSearch Pharma
  • Rho
  • Scirex Corporation
  • Symbio
  • TKL
  • Theorem
  • Therapeutics Inc.
  • United BioSource Corporation

Facility Description

Site Facilities: Deaconess Clinic has multiple dedicated Clinical Investigative Sites located on each of its four medical campuses. Each facility offers:
  • Dedicated Research Patient Exam Rooms
  • Procedure Rooms
  • Patient Consenting Areas
  • Study Drug Storage Facilities:
    • Limited access, dedicated locked drug storage room with lockable drug cabinet
    • Temperature-monitored refrigeration
    • Freezers -20 and -70
  • CRA Monitoring Area:
  • Study Document Storage:
  • RDE Capabilities (21 C.F.R. Compliant)
  • Long-term Record Storage
  • Laboratory on site
  • Imaging Department
    • CT
    • Dexa Scan - LUNAR
    • X-Ray
    • MRI
    • Nuclear Medicine

Investigator Experience

Deaconess Clinic Downtown Campus
  • Majed Koleilat, MD - Allergy / Immunology / Pediatric Allergy - 14 years research experience
  • Anne McLaughlin, MD - Allergy / Immunology / Pediatric Allergy - 21 years research experience
  • Jason White, MD - Allergy / Immunology / Pediatric Allergy / Internal Medicine - 3 years research experience
  • J Clay Davis, MD - Dermatology - 11 years research experience
  • Jeffrey Moore, MD - Dermatology - 18 years research experience
  • Robert Martin III, MD - Dermatology - 21 years research experience
  • Hisham Allababidi, MD - Endocrinology - 2 years research experience
  • William Smith, MD - Family Medicine - 1 year research experience
  • Mark Graves, MD - Internal Medicine / Nuclear Medicine - 20 years research experience
  • Kashif Iqbal, MD - Internal Medicine - 13 years research experience
  • Vernon Vix, MD - Internal Medicine - 17 years research experience
  • Jason Denton, DPM - Podiatry - 2 years research experience
  • Mujtaba Tapal, MD - Rheumatology - 9 years research experience
Deaconess Clinic Gateway Campus
  • Brandt Dodson, DPM - Podiatry - 14 years research experience
  • R Michelle Galen, MD - Family Medicine - 11 years research experience
  • Jancy Pottanat, MD - Family Medicine - 14 years research experience
  • Dusten Wessel, MD - Family Medicine - 2 years research experience
  • Charles Vincent, MD - Urology - 2 years research experience
  • Joseph Klink, MD - Urologic Oncologist - 7 years research experience
  • Leslie Thompson, FNP-C - Urology - 13 years research experience
Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant Campus
  • James Gutmann, MD - Family Medicine - 14 years research experience
  • Michael Myers, MD - Family Medicine - 12 years research experience
  • Lauren Veazey, MD - Family Medicine - 1 year research experience
  • Tammy Hargett, FNP-C - Family Medicine - 13 years research experience
  • W Michael Crecelius, MD - Pediatrics - 14 years research experience
Deaconess Clinic West Canpus
  • Darla Grossman, MD - Family Medicine - 13 years research experience
  • Angela DeWeese, MD - Family Medicine - 8 years research experience
Deaconess Cancer Research
  • Maqbool Ahmed, MD - Oncology / Hematology - 18 years research experience
  • Christopher Braden, DO - Oncology / Hematology - 6 years research experience
  • Devi Kodali, MD - Oncology / Hematology - 1 year research experience
  • Joseph Klink, MD - Urologic Oncologist - 7 years research experience
  • Samer Schuman, MD - Gynecologic Oncology / Obstetrics / Gynecology - 8 years research experience
Deaconess Clinic Comprehensive Pain Center
  • Francis McDonnell, MD - Pain Management / Anesthesiology - 3 years research experience
  • Joseph Waling, MD - Pain Management - 3 years research experience
Deaconess Clinic The Heart Group
  • Steven Turner, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Interventional Cardiologist - 7 years research experience
  • Sridhar Banuru, MD, FACC - Invasive and Non-Interventional Cardiology - 4 years research experience
  • Prasanna Yelamanchili, MD - Invasive and Non-Interventional Cardiology - 13 years research experience
  • Chandrashekar Kumbar, MD, FACC, FHRS - Heart Rhythm Specialists - 10 years research experience
  • Ashwani Bedi, MD, FHRS - Heart Rhythm Specialists - 6 years research experience
  • Nathan Reed, MD - Heart Rhythm Specialists - 11 years research experience
  • Lee Wagmeister, MD, FACS - Cardiovascular and Vascular Surgeon - 6 years research experience
  • H Simon Tran, MD, RVT - Cardiovascular and Vascular Surgeon - 14 years research experience

Staff Expertise

Research Staff:
  • Administrative Director - Gregory A. Folz, CCRP
  • Medical Director - Majed Koleilat, MD
  • Clinical Operations Manager - Jennifer Claymier, RN, CCRC
  • Study Nurses/CCRCs
  • Clinical Assistants
  • Regulatory Coordinators
  • Recruitment Coordinators
  • Data Transcription/Entry Coordinators
  • Business/Contracts Manager

Other Information

The Deaconess Clinic Research Institute uses a Central IRB. We have extensive experience with the following IRBs:
  • Aspire Institutional Review Board
  • BRANY Institutional Review Board
  • Chesapeake Institutional Review Board
  • Coast Institutional Review Board
  • Compass Institutional Review Board
  • Concentrics Institutional Review Board
  • Concordia Clinical Research Institutional Review Board
  • Copernicus Group Independent Review Board
  • eMedicus Institutional Review Board
  • Essex Institutional Review
  • Ethical Review Committee, Inc.
  • Goodwyn Institutional Review Board
  • Great Lakes College of Clinical Medicine Institutional Review Board
  • Independent Investigational Review Board
  • IntegReview Ethical Review Board
  • IntegReview Independent Review Board Services
  • MidLands Institutional Review Board
  • New England Institutional Review Board
  • Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services
  • Quorum Review Independent Review Board
  • Research Consultants Review Committee
  • Schulman Associates IRB Inc
  • St. David’s Medical Center Institutional Review Board
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center Institutional Review Board
  • Sterling Institutional Review Board
  • University of Cincinnati Institutional Review Board
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Institutional Review Board
  • West Consumer Institutional Review Board
  • Western Institutional Review Board

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