The Center for Clinical Studies (CCS) supports the effective, efficient and safe conduct of clinical trials at Washington University School of Medicine, one of the nation's leading academic medical research institutions. The CCS helps to recruit patients into appropriate clinical trials and provides sponsoring institutions with the full spectrum of clinical trial support services.
The CCS offers study volunteers the opportunity to advance medical science by participating in clinical trials. Volunteers may visit the Research Participant Registry at vfh.wustl.edu to learn about the participation experience, browse current studies and register as a potential study volunteer.
The CCS is a one-stop, full-service resource for companies committed to the highest quality clinical studies. The CCS provides sponsors with access to nationally renowned investigators and top-quality study coordinators and clinical trial participants, as well as a full spectrum of support services.
- Study Placement
- Regulatory and Budget Services
- Targeted Patient Recruitment
- Expert Study Coordination
- Ancillary Services
Please visit ccs.wustl.edu for more information.
Washington University School of Medicine is among the world's largest academic biomedical research centers. From its central location in St. Louis, Missouri, the School's world-renowned clinical investigators, nationally ranked hospital partners, cutting-edge research facilities and large, diverse patient population form the ideal environment for sponsoring clinical research.
World-Renowned Clinical Investigators
- 1,727 faculty - more than 200 in clinical research
- 100 faculty named in America's Top Doctors, 2008
- Nation's third-largest academic clinical practice: Over 1000 physicians in more than 50 specialties
Ideal Enrollment Environment
- 753, 363 on-campus patient visits, FY 2008
- Patients drawn from 13 area hospitals
- Catchment area of nine Midwestern states and beyond
- High patient compliance and retention rates
- Comprehensive services for industry partners including study placement, strategic recruitment, and IRB submission through the University's Center for Clinical Studies
Where Bench and Bedside Meet
- Top 5 nationally in National Institutes of Health funding ($346 million in FY 2008)
- 1,500 ongoing clinical trials
- Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital - both ranked among the nation's 10 best, with 1,478 beds combined - and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center
Exceptional Data Integrity
As one of the world's leading academic research institutions, Washington University School of Medicine upholds an uncompromising commitment to quality in all of its efforts, including research.
Since its inception in 1891, Washington University School of Medicine has been a pioneer and leader in biomedical research, contributing countless major advances in nearly every area of medical inquiry. The School's faculty is internationally recognized for their leadership in landmark national and international clinical studies. Today, more than 1,500 clinical trials, conducted in strict compliance with FDA regulations, are in progress.
The Washington University School of Medicine faculty is comprised of world leaders in research in arthritis, bone and mineral diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, child health, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, genetics, genome sequencing, imaging, immunology, infectious diseases, molecular design, neuroscience, ophthalmology, pediatrics, pulmonary disease, renal disease, thrombosis and surgery.
Study patients are drawn largely from the clinical activities of Washington University Medical Center. Washington University operates the nation's third largest academic clinical practice group, called Washington University Physicians, and made up of 976 physicians in more than 50 specialties and subspecialties. Washington University Physicians provide comprehensive care at more than 35 clinical office sites throughout the St. Louis area.
Washington University Physicians Clinical Activities, FY 2008:
- Physician Outpatient Visits: 753,363
- Hospital Admissions: 68,681 (BJH, SLCH)
- Outpatient Procedures: 560,412
Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University also has access to the patient pool of BJC HealthCare. BJC is a consortium of 13 area hospitals â€” including Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals â€” and is one of the nation's largest non-profit health care providers. In total, BJC experiences roughly 727,000 patient contacts annually (combined hospital admissions, home health visits and emergency department visits).
Washington University draws patients from a nine-state Midwestern area and beyond. Its patient pool covers urban, suburban and rural areas and represents a full range of ages and ethnic and socioeconomic parameters. Within the city of St. Louis, 52 percent of the population is African-American; in the region as a whole, 24 percent of the population is considered diverse. St. Louis gains diversity as a major national center for refugee placement; with nearly 85,000 refugees, St. Louis city is second in the nation for the density of new arrivals to native born. To serve patients and their families, Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Refugee Health and Interpreter Services offers a team of nearly 30 interpreters who provide services through at least 32,000 encounters each year in more than 60 languages.
The Center for Clinical Studies (CCS) supports the effective, efficient and reliable evaluation of new pharmaceuticals and medical devices in collaboration with sponsoring organizations. The CCS is a one-stop, full-service resource providing a full spectrum of support services, in collaboration with the School of Medicine's Inpatient and Outpatient Research Units and the Core Laboratory for Clinical Studies
Center for Clinical Studies
- Expediting study placement
- Identifying outstanding clinical investigators and researchers with unique skills, training or equipment
Regulatory and Budget Services
- Facilitating all IRB and regulatory services
- Comprehensive study budget preparation and negotiation
- Consultation as needed between the PI and clinical study sponsor
Targeted Patient Recruitment
- Subject recruitment, pre-screening and enrollment support
- Access to a centralized database of potential patient volunteers to facilitate rapid accrual of and access to study participants
- Assistance with creating a comprehensive approach to maximizing recruitment efforts
- Advertising development and placement
Expert Study Coordination
- Providing the full range of study coordinator services from site qualification visits to study close-out
Outpatient Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)
- 7,000 square feet of dedicated outpatient research space allocated
- Six fully equipped exam rooms and two long-term areas for extended study visits
- Phlebotomy and lab processing
- Space for monitoring visits
- Fully stocked crash cart
Clinical Research Unit
The Washington University Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is an on-campus comprehensive support center for observational/extended stay and outpatient adult research. The CRU provides observational and extended stay research space, research nursing, and core laboratory services.
Director, Recruitment Enhancement Core
Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Clinical Studies
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8009
St. Louis, MO 63110
- 40-80 year old volunteers are needed for research study at Washington University.
- A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel, Three Arm Trial Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Ipilimumab (BMS-734016) in Combination with Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Compared to Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Alone in Previously Untreated Subjects With Lung Cancer
- Are you down in the dumps with your diabetes?
- Asthma Study Seeks Volunteers!
- Attention Asthmatics! Washington University seeks participants for a research study on severe asthma.
- Bipolar Disorder Research Study Seeks Volunteers.
- Birth Control Study Seeks Volunteers.
- Bone Density Study for Adolescent Girls Seeks Volunteers!
- Children are needed for a Washington University research study on obesity and micronutrients.
- Chronic pelvic pain research study.
- Depression Research Study Seeks Volunteers with Heart Failure.
- Do you have a runny, stuffy nose or sinus infection or inflammation?
- Do you have asthma?
- Do you have low back pain?
- Do you have type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease?
- Do you use daily inhaled corticosteroids?
- Do you wear the Baha?
- Healthy children and their parents are needed for a depression study.
- Healthy Volunteers Age 6 - 15 Are Needed for a Research Study.
- Kids Needed for a Weight Maintenance and Family Health Study!
- Older Adults Needed!
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research study seeks volunteers.
- Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?
- Pregnant women are needed for a research study on sleep apnea.
- Soy study seeks volunteers with poorly controlled asthma.
- This is a nonrandomized, blinded study of the role of hemodynamic factors in the risk of subsequent stroke in medically and surgically treated patients with Moyamoya disease
- Ulcerative Colitis Research Study Seeks Volunteers.
- Urinary stress incontinence study seeks volunteers!
- Washington University Metabolism Study Seeks Volunteers.
- Washington University School of Medicine Study of Exercise And Cognitive Function Seeks Older Adults!
- Washington University seeks volunteers age 18-75 for a research study to assess the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT).
- Washington University seeks volunteers with schizotypal personality disorder (SPD).
- Weight Loss Study Seeks Participants with Psoriasis.
- Women age 60 and older are needed for a metabolism study!