Director, Clinical Research Operations
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker M.D.
School of Medicine
Center for Clinical Research
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
The Center for Clinical Research was created in 2015 within an academic medical center at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Building on the expertise and experience of Borgess Research Institute and Bronson Research Services, these organizations transitioned to the School of Medicine. Created to align with the medical school’s mission to educate and inspire the researchers of tomorrow, as well as to advance knowledge through innovation and discovery, the Center for Clinical Research brings experienced investigators, coordinators and other support staff to the conduct of clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas. Through collaboration with our community partners, the Center for Clinical Research brings access to investigational pharmaceuticals and devices to the region.
Both partner hospitals have long-standing experience in conducting research. There is an established infrastructure to support successful research across therapeutic areas and development phases from early phase studies to post-marketing and registry studies. Research has been conducted here for 20 years and the community has a long history of pharmaceutical development as the original home of The Upjohn Company. We have worked with most major sponsors and with multiple CROs and have relationships with many central IRBs.
Through our collaboration with our community partners, we offer both inpatient and outpatient facilities. The partner healthcare systems see approximately three million patient visits annually and the range of services provided is comprehensive. Physicians representing all major specialties and subspecialties serve the community and the region. State-of-the-art imaging facilities and laboratory services are available. The facilities are easily accessible by both private vehicles and served by public transportation.
Investigators are actively involved in ongoing studies in cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases including diabetes and lipid disorders, neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer dementia and mild cognitive impairment, infectious disease, critical care medicine, trauma including traumatic brain injuries, anticoagulation and vascular disease, and device studies.
Our experienced clinical research coordinators and healthcare professionals, combined have decades of experience in various therapeutic areas.
WMed draws from a nine county area in southwestern Michigan with a population of 1.5 million residents. The hospitals and WMed see on average about three million patients visits annually. Our patient population is both ethnically and economically diverse.
Relationships established with multiple central IRBs as well as local IRBs.