Field Neurosciences Institute

Center Information

Heather Clark
Clinical Research Associate
Field Neurosciences Institute
4677 Towne Centre
Saginaw, MI 48604

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)


The Field Neurosciences Institute, Inc, (FNI) is a non-profit, charitable, educational and scientific corporation under the sponsorship of Ascension Health at St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center Saginaw, Michigan. The mission of FNI is based on the pillars of prevention, early diagnosis, care and cure of neurological diseases. FNI provides educational programs for Physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and the public at large. Research programs include basic scientific and large multicenter clinical trials related to neurological diseases, trauma, sleep and other related diseases. Prevention programs are a key component of the Mission of FNI. FNI sponsors prevention programs aimed at the community, and are designed to help individuals practice the most effective form of medicine, and prevention.

St. Mary’s of Michigan is affiliated with the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium (MCRC) CCOP, which is made up of 12 Michigan Hospitals. It is one of 50 research programs established by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to provide patients with access to national cancer research studies while remaining in their own communities. St. Mary’s of Michigan through participation in the MCRC CCOP is able to offer a wide variety of research studies including treatment and prevention trials, along with control and symptom management trials. To view open trials please visit or call (989) 907-8411 to speak with a research associate.


The Field Neurosciences Institute has participated in clinical research trials since 1998. The primary research focus has been on acute stroke treatment and prevention. Other areas include brain cancer and sleep research.

We have worked with the following CROs:

  • Interneuron
  • Parexel
  • PPD
  • Integrium
  • Kendle

Listed below are the sponsors we have experience working with:

  • GalaxoWelcome
  • AstaZeneca
  • Pfizer
  • Gilford
  • Boehringer Ingeleim
  • Medtronic NeuroSurgical
  • Yamanouchi
  • University based studies sponsored by the NIH


The Field Neurosciences Institute is part of St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center which is regional referral center for Neurological treatment. This affiliation allows us access to both inpatient and outpatient facilities. We have our own basic lab and collaborations with local Universities. We are located in MidMichigan with easy access via expressways and are serviced by a regional airport.


Faith Abbott DO
Nine years Stroke Research experience

Barbara Jahanke MD
Board Certified Sleep Medicine
Experienced and interested in; MS, Cognition and Sleep Medicine

Iftikhar Khan MD
Board certified Neurology
Interested in Epileptic Medicine

E. Malcom Field MD
Board certified Neurosurgeon
Interested in Glioblastoma, glioma

Gerald Schell MD
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Interested in spinal surgery innovations

Daniel A.Duffy DO
Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehab
Interests Neuro Rehab, EMG, Amputation and Geriatrics

David A. Wiersma DO
Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehab
Interests spinal Cord Injuries and T.B.I.

Thomas Veverka MD
Trauma Surgeon Board Certified
Interested in patient outcomes and interventions

Richard Levy MD
Interventional Radiologist
Stroke intervention

Susan Schmiege M. D.
Neuro Anesthesiologist.


Richard Herm RN, MSN
Seven years experience coordinating clinical research studies

Heather Clark RN, CCVT, BS
Experienced in coordinating clinical research studies


St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center is located in Saginaw Michigan after the Detroit Metro area we are the farthest northern regional medical center. We draw from the tri-county area as well northeastern lower Michigan. St. Mary's Of Michigan operates their own roto wing aero medical transport service.


FNI uses the IRB at St. Mary's Hospital

Contact Center

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