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
812-858-4508 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

Center Overview

The Research Institute of Deaconess Clinic is one of Indiana’s largest multi-specialty physician groups with more than 100 physicians practicing in more than 27 fields of medicine. The Clinic treats up to 2,600 patients each day and maintains an active primary care base of 210,000 lives. Deaconess Clinic’s downtown Evansville campus and eight satellite clinics service a regional population of 750,000 people within 24 counties. The Research Institute employs a highly trained research staff of study coordinators,clinical associates, regulatory, data entry and recruitment personnel. The Research Institute conducts nearly 100 studies annually.

  • Physicians: 100 + primary care physicians and specialists
  • Ancillary Services: Clinical Research, Imaging Center (Including MRI, CT, and Nuclear Medicine), and Laboratory.
  • Patient Visits: 655,000 patient encounters in 2011. Up to 700,000 patient encounters for 2013

Clinical Research
All clinical research activities conducted by Deaconess Clinic physicians are centrally coordinated and managed by a highly trained research staff within the Clinic’s Research Institute.

Trial Experience:

  • 700+ trials conducted to date
  • Trial Enrollment: Deaconess Clinic investigators consistently rank in top 5% of sites participating in multi-center trials

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

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 729
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 662
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 210,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 12
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 58%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 61%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

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For information regarding our Trial Experience, please visit our website at

Facility Description

  • # Patient Exam Rooms: 179
  • Procedure Rooms:20
  • Patient Consenting Areas
  • Study Drug Storage Facility:
    • Limited access, dedicated locked drug storage room with lockable drug cabinet
    • Temperature-monitored refrigeration
    • Freezers -20 and -70
  • CRA Monitoring Area:
    • 3 dedicated CRA monitoring offices
    • Offices have touch-tone phones
    • Nearby access to copier and fax machine
  • Study Document Storage:
    • 5 dedicated offices
  • RDE Capabilities (21 C.F.R. Compliant)
  • Long-term Record Storage
  • Clinical Equipment:
    • Crash cart on site with defibrillator
    • Centrifuge — 3304 rpms
    • Laboratory on site
    • Imaging Department
      • CT
      • Dexa Scan - LUNAR
      • X-Ray
      • MRI
      • Nuclear Medicine

Staff Expertise

Research Staff:

  • Administrative Director - Gregory A. Folz, CCRP
  • Medical Director - Paul F. Siami, MD CPI
  • Clinical Operations Manager - Jennifer Claymier, RN, CCRC
  • Sub-Investigators: TBD (Primary care base of 60 physicians)
  • Study Coordinators/CCRCs - 10
  • Clinical Associates - 6
  • Regulatory Coordinators - 2
  • Recruitment Coordinators - 2
  • Data Transcription/Entry Coordinators - 2
  • Business/Contracts Manager

Other Information

The Deaconess Clinic Research Institute uses a Central IRB.

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