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Clinical Research

Decid­ing whether to par­tic­i­pate in a clin­i­cal tri­al is an impor­tant and very per­son­al deci­sion. That is why your providers at DuPage Med­ical Group take many fac­tors into con­sid­er­a­tion before rec­om­mend­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion in cut­ting-edge med­ical research to our patients. Our goal is to ensure the best med­ical care is pro­vid­ed to our patients, while main­tain­ing an active role in the devel­op­ment of new treat­ments and medications.

We have part­nered with PMG Research of DuPage Med­ical Group to offer our patients and our com­mu­ni­ty the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in clin­i­cal research. With­in this part­ner­ship, we have com­mit­ted to:

  • Ensur­ing that our patients have access to to cut­ting-edge med­ical research and receive the very best care.
  • Con­tribut­ing to the devel­op­ment of new med­i­cines, med­ical devices and vac­cines that one day may pos­i­tive­ly impact the health of millions.
  • Edu­cat­ing peo­ple about clin­i­cal research, con­nect­ing them with clin­i­cal research study oppor­tu­ni­ties and mon­i­tor­ing the health and safe­ty of each patient.

Learn more about par­tic­i­pat­ing in clin­i­cal research >

What is clin­i­cal research?

Clin­i­cal tri­als are research stud­ies designed to answer spe­cif­ic ques­tions about inves­ti­ga­tion­al med­ica­tions that may ben­e­fit future patients and cur­rent research par­tic­i­pants. The tri­als are designed to assess both the safe­ty and effec­tive­ness of a prod­uct and are care­ful­ly con­duct­ed under rig­or­ous U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion (FDA) guidelines.

If you have ever tak­en pre­scrip­tion or over-the-counter (OTC) med­i­cines, your life has been touched by clin­i­cal research and its amaz­ing clin­i­cal tri­al par­tic­i­pants. Through the impor­tant clin­i­cal research process, med­i­cines, med­ical devices, and vac­cines are devel­oped for those who need them most.

What ques­tions should I ask before decid­ing to par­tic­i­pate in a clin­i­cal trial?

  • What is the pur­pose of the trial?
  • How can I involve my physi­cian in the care I receive?
  • Is the new study drug FDA-approved for any oth­er conditions?
  • Why do some stud­ies use a place­bo (an inac­tive prod­uct that looks like the study drug)?
  • Can I take my reg­u­lar med­ica­tions while I’m involved in a study?
  • Will the study cost me anything?
  • What hap­pens if I have a prob­lem while I’m enrolled in a study?
  • What if I decide that the study is no longer in my best interest?
  • How can I get my fam­i­ly and friends involved in a study?

How can I par­tic­i­pate in a clin­i­cal research study?

Research stud­ies are open to patients of DuPage Med­ical Group, the pub­lic and employ­ees of DuPage Med­ical Group. Any­one who qual­i­fies for a research study can par­tic­i­pate. Not all patients diag­nosed with a par­tic­u­lar con­di­tion will qual­i­fy. A mem­ber of the research team may ask you ques­tions to deter­mine if you may be eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate. You may be asked to come into the office for a vis­it to fur­ther deter­mine if you qual­i­fy to participate.

Qual­i­fied par­tic­i­pants will receive study-relat­ed care and may receive com­pen­sa­tion. For more infor­ma­tion, please call DuPage Med­ical Group’s Research Hot­line at 6305457760.

Cur­rent and upcom­ing clin­i­cal stud­ies were last updat­ed on June 232020.

Who can I con­tact with ques­tions about clin­i­cal research?

For Patients

Clin­i­cal Research Hot­line — 16305457760

For Spon­sors & Partners

Karen Fachet, Man­ag­er of Clin­i­cal Research
6309427956
karan.​fachet@​pmg-​research.​com