Nephrology Research of Michigan

Center Information

Vera Ruci
Nephrology Research of Michigan
29001 Harper
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Phone: 586-217-5337
Fax: 586-778-0396

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Genetic Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Rare Diseases and Disorders

Performance Metrics

Number of Active Patients in the Database: 3500

Center Overview:

Nephrology Research of Michigan 6 Board-Certified Nephrologist and is also affiliated with area specialists in Internal Medicine and Interventional Nephrologist. Our primary Source of research subjects for Nephrology Research of Michigan are the patients seen in our private medical center. The research site was founded on the concept of providing sponsors with the highest quality trial data in a timely fashion. Sponsors are assured of timely study initiation and patient enrollments as well as accurate study protocol conduct. Our staff is committed to offering the highest quality and integrity in clinical trials, following all Good Clinical Practices. Our private practice is currently one of the largest private system of Nephrology in the Macomb County, Michigan.

Research experience:

Our Board- Certified Medical Doctors and the drive of Study Coordinators and Nurse Practitioner is our team’s foundation to accurately and effectively complete our Clinical Trials.
Nephrology Research of Michigan conducts Phase II, III and IV Clinical Trials.

Therapeutic Areas:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Renal Failure
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Iron Deficiency (Anemia)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities

Devices :

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Obesity
  • Endometriosis
  • Common Cold
  • Gout/ Renal Impairment
  • Vaccines
  • Lupus

Facility description:

On-Site Equipment:

  • 3 Fully equipped exam rooms
  • 2 private Infusion Rooms with Personal TVs with comfortable recliners.
  • Large, comfortable patient waiting room
  • Private room for consenting
  • Flat screen TVs, cable, and Wi-Fi
  • Double Locked Drug Storage with Min/Max daily temperature device
  • Secure record storage
  • CLIA Waived Onsite Lab with Sample Collection and Shipping
  • Phlebotomy
  • Temperature & Humidity Controlled Room
  • Dedicated Monitor Are
  • Large conference area for site visits
  • Dedicated Refrigerator
  • Backup Generator: services entire building
  • Local hospital only 5.4 miles away

Nephrology Research of Michigan also has the proper equipment needed to be able to conduct safe and efficient research studies, such as

  • Medication Refrigerator with 24 hour monitoring
  • Crash Cart
  • Laboratory Centrifuge
  • 12 lead ECG Machines
  • Oxygen Tank with ancillaries
  • Pulse Oximetry Machines
  • Glucose Monitoring System
  • Blood Pressure Equipment
  • Back-up Generator
  • Baxter Home Choice Pro Cycler
  • Hopper for Medical liquid Waste
  • AED with pads
  • Murphy Bed for Urgent Start PD
  • Accurate patient scales

Staff expertise:

  • Certified / Trained Clinical Research Team
  • Fully Multilingual Staff in different languages. Arabic, French, Hindi and Albanian.
  • Strategic Recruitment Plan Constructed for Each Protocol

Rakesh Lattupalli, MD
Principal Investigator

Faten S Ayyoub, MD
Principal Investigator

Vera Ruci
Clinical Research Coordinator

Caitlin Kelly,
Research Nurse Practitioner

Patient demographics:

  • Ages: 18-80 years
  • At Nephrology Research of Michigan, we have established a culturally diverse patient Database. This includes Caucasian, African American, Asian , and Hispanic patients of various ages.
  • Also our computer data base system allows us to track eligible candidates by demographic information and other screening criteria, therefore we are able to respond to study enrollment requirements quickly.

Age Group:

  • 18-30 - 20%
  • 31-50 - 30%
  • 51-70 - 25%
  • >70 - 25%

Other information:

Our facility utilizes Central IRB's and does not have any additional review boards or committees that have input into regulatory or budgetary documents or negotiations. Therefore regulatory submissions and contract/budget negotiations can be completed in under a week.

If you are a Sponsor or CRO and would like more information about our facility please contact Vera Ruci at (586) 365-8295 or


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