Via Christi Research
1100 N. St. Francis
Wichita, Kansas 67214

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Via Christi Research, a department of Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc., formerly PriViaSM The Research Centers of Via Christi is a dedicated research organization of the Via Christi Health System. Via Christi Research is located adjacent to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, 929 N. St. Francis -- a 1200 bed, community-based, academically-affiliated, tertiary care center that provides a network of specialty and sub-specialty hospital care and in/out patient services. With Via Christi as the largest provider of healthcare in Kansas, Via Christi Research is poised to recruit appropriate subjects through its system network and business partners in compliance with FDA, GCP and RA/QA requirements and local IRB guidelines for pharmaceutical and medical device research.

A center of excellence for research in all phases (I-IV) of clinical drug and device trials, specializing in cardiovascular, CNS, critical care, gastroenterology/hepatology, infectious diseases, neurology, epilepsy and psychiatry. Over the past 16 years, we have conducted in excess of 260 trials and worked with over 60 corporate sponsors, with the capacity to conduct at least 50 clinical trials yearly across all areas of medicine.

Operating its own twenty-bed Phase I clinical research unit, Via Christi Research offers sponsors a prime site for inpatient drug trials. It fosters an environment of scientific inquiry for medical staff and improves patient care outcomes through research, education, and innovation. PriViaSM has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, with quality-centered and cost-effective practices that meet the needs of the diverse customers it serves.

Located in Wichita -- Kansas' largest urban center -- Via Christi Research is served by Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with eight national airlines. Nicknamed the Air Capital, Wichita manufactures Boeing, Beech, Cessna, and Bombardier Learjet aircraft, and is home to McConnell AFB.

Via Christi Research offers dedicated IRB, regulatory, contracts, scientific, and study coordination staff with 16 years experience in clinical pharmaceutical and device trials. Its state-of-the-art facilities and experienced staff enable Via Christi Research to conduct Phase I - IV, bridging, pharmacokinetic, drug-drug interaction, bioequivalence and safety and tolerability studies. Via Christi Research's seasoned support staff and Principal Investigators conduct trials in these clinical therapeutic areas:

  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Central Nervous System
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology/Epilepsy
  • Pharmacology/ Toxicology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary/ Respiratory Diseases

Via Christi Research's stable workforce and experience assures sponsors of protocol implementation that complies with good clinical practice guidelines and strict operating procedures. Via Christi Research has an outstanding reputation for consistently providing:

  • Fast administrative start-up
  • Quick turnaround from Via Christi's Institutional Review Board
  • Fast and full enrollment of appropriate subjects
  • High inter-rater reliability
  • Accurate completion of study testing
  • Accurate and clean case report forms
  • Reliable source documentation

Our investigators have expertise with research from national institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and investigator-initiated projects. Please contact the site correspondent for the CV of a specific investigator.

Via Christi Research offers a full-time staff of scientists, regulatory specialists, clinical nurse coordinators, pharmacists, and business specialists ready to complete any trial with quality and efficiency. Our scientists help physicians design investigator initiated protocols, provide statistical expertise, and prepare findings for publication. Our dedicated Regulatory Affairs staff provides a capable, attentive interface with the Via Christi IRB, CROs, and sponsors. Six clinical coordinators -- four with CCRC credentials -- bring a wide range of clinical research experience to each project. Our business specialists manage contracts, budgets, accounts, and cultivate principal investigators for future endeavors.

Via Christi Research is located in Wichita, Kansas with an area population of half a million. Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa are four hours by car, raising Via Christi Research's catchment area to more than four million people. We maintain a patient database and can easily contact potential subjects. We also receive referrals from community mental health clinics, the clinics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, and from private practice physicians. Past trials have studied adults, children/adolescents, normal healthy volunteers, mildly symptomatic, and elderly volunteers. The local VA Hospital -- part of VISN 15 -- refers patients to Via Christi.

Kansas demographics are on-line at and

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Immunology/Infectious Diseases
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma/Emergency Medicine

Via Christi Research is the research arm of Via Christi Health System, located adjacent to Via Christi St. Francis, Kansas' largest healthcare provider with 1200 licensed beds, 900 physicians, a burn center, organ transplantation program, cancer center, and Level I trauma center serving all of Kansas by helicopter.

Via Christi's Specialty Clinic provides therapeutic care for:

  • ALS
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wound Care

The affiliation with Via Christi gives Via Christi Research access to 24-hour medical facilities with state-of-the-art technology including MRI, CT scan, EEG, heart cath labs, and a sleep monitoring lab. Via Christi is JCAHO accredited, and an ACCGME Clinical Teaching Facility with residency programs in Anesthesiology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Ob/Gyn, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, and Surgery.

Via Christi Research's clinical research unit offers sponsors a complete environment for inpatient trials, featuring:

  • 24-hour staffing by trained research nurses and clinical research assistants
  • 24-hour security
  • 20-bed restricted access
  • Temperature monitored -70C freezer and -20C freezer
  • Temperature controlled and monitored drug storage room
  • refrigerated centrifuge
  • telemetry units
  • portable 12-lead EKG machines
  • laboratory processing room
  • testing rooms
  • alarm-activated doors
  • secure binder storage room
  • locked drug storage area
  • remote camera monitoring system
  • dedicated data transmission lines
  • laundry and recreation facilities

Joe Carrithers, PhD
Director, Clinical Operations
Via Christi Research
1100 N. St. Francis, Suite 300
Wichita, KS 67214-2878
316-291-7704 (fax)

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Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial
A Study of CAD106 and CNP520 Versus Placebo in Participants at Risk for the Onset of Clinical Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Status: Enrolling, Phase II, III
Updated: 12/31/1969
Wichita, KS
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Crohn's Disease Clinical Trial
A Six Week Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability Study of V565 in Crohn's Disease
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 12/31/1969
Wichita, KS
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Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trial
Efficacy and Safety Study of Gantenerumab in Participants With Early Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 12/31/1969
Wichita, KS
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