St. Alexius Medical Center
931 S. 9th Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
701-530-6954 http://www.st.alexius.org/customers/research/ ekucera@primecare.org

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Clinical Research Services is a department within St. Alexius Medical Center fully dedicated to providing research support services to physicians within our region and the valued patients they serve. St. Alexius Medical Center is a tertiary care facility affiliated with PrimeCare, a network that includes over 150 physicians both in private and institutional practice. We have been conducting clinical trials for over 25 years. This collaboration between our experienced investigators and highly motivated clinical research team allows us to offer the latest research medicines and treatments to our patients along with the highest quality service to our patients and sponsors.

Our office consists of 7 full-time employees and provides comprehensive research services and personalized care to research patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week (in addition, 9 clinical pharmacists with residency training have extensive experience as study coordinators). Responsibilities of our dedicated staff include placement of studies with appropriate investigators, regulatory and IRB document submission, study tracking, finalizing contracts and budgets, patient recruitment, providing study coordination and completing case report forms.

Careful precautions are taken to ensure the protection of our study participant's rights and welfare. Participants are kept informed throughout the course of their participation in a clinical trial.

Mission:
The mission of Clinical Research Services is to advance the future of medicine by providing research opportunities for participants, physicians, our community and sponsor organizations. Our comprehensive clinical expertise, innovative approach and high quality are demonstrated by fostering relationships through integrity, teamwork, and excellent customer service.

Vision:
The vision of Clinical Research Services is to be a leading investigative site contributing to the research of groundbreaking medication and future technologies by ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and dependability. This vision supports continuing research endeavors with numerous sponsors, physician investigators, and clinical research organizations.

Clinical Research Services has been involved in clinical research since 1987. Our professional staff has over 200 years of combined experience in clinical trials.

Our involvement in inpatient and outpatient phase II-IV clinical and device research studies have contributed substantially to the development of new drugs and treatments for the following conditions:

  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Cancer: bladder, breast, colon, lung, melanoma,
    chemo-induced nausea, neutropenia, prostate, brain,
    pain, multiple myeloma, cachexia
  • Cardiology Device Stents
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Conjuctivitis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes - Adult/Pediatric
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Early stage severe sepsis
  • Endometriosis
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Gastroparesis
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Heartburn
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Infectious diseases
  • Influenza
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Mennorrhagia
  • Men's Health
  • Migraine-- adult and pediatric
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurological Device Studies
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Prevention post-op ileus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Stroke
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Weight Reduction
  • Women's Health
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Fibromyalgia

Our clinical research team is committed to providing:

  • Rapid study start-up
  • Pro-active patient enrollment
  • Clean data submission
  • Highly experienced principal investigators
  • Initial training and continuing education for all support personnel

Our reputation for accuracy, timeliness, and dependability stands above the rest as evident by our repeated research endeavors with SPONSORS and CRO'S such as:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Adolor Corporation
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Adolor Corporation
  • Alba Therapeutics Corporation
  • Alcon Research, Ltd.
  • Allos Therapeutics, Inc
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
  • Auxillium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • Berlex
  • BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Biogen Idec
  • BioSante Pharmaceuticals
  • Boehringer Ingelheim GMbH
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc.
  • Cephalon, Inc.
  • Crosstrees Medical, Inc.
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Depomed, Inc.
  • DePuy Spine, Inc.(Johnson & Johnson Company)
  • Eli Lily & Co.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • ev3 Inc.
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories Institute, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • I-Flow Corporation
  • ImClone Systems Incorporated
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson Company)
  • Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KV Pharmaceutical Company
  • Lorex Pharmaceuticals
  • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc & Merck KgaA
  • Microbia, Inc.
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Nymox Corporation
  • OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Oncothyreon
  • Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Possis Medical, Inc.
  • POZEN, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PurduePharma L.P.
  • QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
  • Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Roche Laboratories
  • sanofi-aventis
  • Schwarz Biosciences, Inc. (A member of the UCB Group)
  • Shire
  • SkyePharma
  • Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Symbios Clinical, Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • Tioga Pharmaceuticals
  • Tranzyme Pharma, Inc.
  • University of Minnesota/National
  • University of Toledo Health Science Campus
  • Institute of Health
  • Vical, Inc.
  • Vivus, Inc.
  • Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CLINICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS:

  • AAI Pharma
  • Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions, Inc.
  • Averion International Corporation
  • Cato Research Ltd.
  • Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
  • Chiltern International Inc.
  • Clinical Research Group, Inc.
  • Covance, Inc.
  • DP Clinical Associates, Inc.
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Encorium Group, Inc.
  • Harvard Clinical Research Institute
  • i3 Research
  • ICON Clinical Research, Inc.
  • INC Research
  • Ingenix
  • Jefferson Clinical Trials Group
  • Kendle International, Inc.
  • Medpace, Inc.
  • MedSource
  • Omnicare, Inc.
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • PAREXEL International Corp.
  • PharmaNet
  • Pierrel Research USA
  • PPD, Inc.
  • PRA International
  • Praxis
  • PharmalinkFHI
  • Quintiles Transnational Corp.
  • REGISTRAT®, Inc.
  • United BioSource Corporation
  • John Windsor, DO
    Area of Expertise: Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology
  • Gordon Leingang, DO
    Area of Expertise: Emergency Medicine
  • Bilal Ahmed, MD
    Area of Expertise: Endocrinology
  • Jeffrey Orchard, MD
    Area of Expertise: Family Medicine
  • Shelly Seifert, MD
    Area of Expertise: Family Medicine
  • Dr. Shelley Killen, MD
    Area of Expertise: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Steven Scherr, MD
    Area of Expertise: Family Medicine
  • Bipinkumar Amin, MD
    Area of Expertise: Hematology/Oncology
  • M. Roy Thomas, MD
    Area of Expertise: Hematology/Oncology
  • Robert Tanous, DO
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Earl Dunnigan, MD
    Area of Expertise: Nephrology
  • Ralph T. Dunnigan, MD
    Area of Expertise: Neurology
  • Syed Hyder, MD
    Area of Expertise: Neurology
  • Chatree Wongjirad, MD
    Area of Expertise: Neurology
  • Robert Bury, MD
    Area of Expertise: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • John Witt, MD
    Area of Expertise: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Jerry Obritsch, MD
    Area of Expertise: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Shannon Bradley, MD
    Area of Expertise: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Jan Bury, MD
    Area of Expertise: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Thomas Hutchens, MD
    Area of Expertise: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Carla Zacher, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pediatrics
  • Kathryn Obregon, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pediatrics
  • Siriwan Kriengkrairut, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pediatric Neurology
  • James Hughes, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pulmonology
  • Somsak Kriengkrairut, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pulmonology
  • Monica Paulo, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pulmonology
  • Nowarat Songsiridej, MD
    Area of Expertise: Rheumatology
  • Stan T. Diede, MD
    Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine
  • John J. Hagan, MD
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Keith R. Happel, MD
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Paul E. Jondahl, MD
    Area of Expertise; Family Practice
  • Mustafa Kathawala, MD
    Area of Expertise: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
  • Julie M. Schwartz, MD
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Marny Hauge, PsyD
    Area of Expertise: Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Craig Degree, PhD
    Area of Expertise: Psychology
  • Brian J. Hebert, MD
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Robert G. Oatfield, MD
    Area of Expertise: Cardiology
  • Richard Arazi, MD
    Area of Expertise: Neurology
  • Vijayarama Rao Phooshkooru, MD
    Area of Expertise: Oncology
  • Nicholas Henry Neumann, MD, MMM, FACP,FCP, CHE
    Area of Expertise: Pulmonology
  • Prashant Kaushik, MD
    Area of Expertise: Rheumatology
  • Jeffrey Eugene Hostetter, MD
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Michael Ray Brown, MD, PhD, FACS
    Area of Expertise: Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Kevin Robert Dahmen, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Steven Douglas Spotts, MD
    Area of Expertise: Otolarynology
  • Troy Darin Pierce, MD, MS
    Area of Expertise: Orthopedics
  • Leslie Mark Rainwater, MD, FACS
    Area of Expertise: Urology
  • Heidi Jane Goldstein, MD
    Area of Expertise: Pediatric Physiatry
  • Eric Belanger, MD
    Area of Expertise: Neurosurgery
  • Donald Howard Grenz, MD
    Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • FEK Addo, MD
    Area of Expertise: Oncology
  • Supha Kijpttayarit Arthurs, MD
    Area of Expertise: Infectious Disease
  • David Harold Larsen, DO
    Area of Expertise: Orthopedics
  • Timothy John Bopp, MD
    Area of Expertise: Orthopedics
  • Michelle Mjelstad Maier, APRN, BC
  • Tanya Patzer Guthmiller, FNP
  • Heather Jacobsen Bauer, RN, FNP
  • Cammy Schafer Olson, MSN, FNP-C
  • Carol Koenig Miller, RN, FNP

Dan McPherson, PharmD, BCNSP
Area of Expertise: Cardiology/Critical Care/Nutrition
23 years experience in clinical research

Deb McPherson, PharmD, BCNSP
Area of Expertise: Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care/Nutrition
23 years experience in clinical research

Dawn Mayer, PharmD
Area of Expertise: Anticoagulation Services
11 years experience in clinical research

Joan Johnson, RPh
Area of Expertise: Oncology/Hospice
28 years experience in clinical research

Kenton Omvig, PharmD
Area of Expertise: Geriatrics/General Practice
17 years experience in clinical research

Carrie Sorenson, PharmD
Area of Expertise: Surgery/Infectious Disease
11 years experience in clinical research

Julie Wetzstein, CCRC
12 years experience in clinical research

Kara Finneman, CCRC
11 years experience in clinical research

Sheri Hardy, LPN, CCRC
7 years experience in clinical research

Jackie Cope, CRC, RMA
3 years experience in clinical research

Nicole Gerjets, Research Assistant
2 year experience in clinical research

Mindy Sturn, Business Development & Regulatory Specialist
3 years experience in clinical research


Characteristics of our patients include prominent northern European and Native American populations with a low drop-out rate. We also have the largest per capita diabetes population in the nation. Our service area encompasses central, eastern, and western North Dakota, northern South Dakota, eastern Montana, and western Minnesota. This area is made up of a population of approximately 400,000 individuals.


Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Immunology/Infectious Diseases
Nephrology/Urology
Neurology
Oncology
Otolaryngology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology

Clinical Research Services offers a professional atmosphere for our research patients and monitors. We are also equipped with a patient waiting room, complete exam rooms, a phlebotomy station with processing capabilities, and a secured area for investigational drug storage. We provide a dedicated room for our monitors complete with phone and computer accessibility. This room has its own separate access so that our monitors can work even when our main office is closed. We also provide wireless internet access.

As a department within St. Alexius Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center with 308 beds, Clinical Research Services is centered among St. Alexius multi-specialty clinics which include; Neonatology, Nephrology, Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-surgery, Physical Medicine, Rheumatology, Urology, and Heart & Lung clinic.

The medical complex is equipped with CT, PET scan, MRI, Hologic DEXA scanners, a state-of-the-art radiotherapy Cancer Care Center, an accredited sleep laboratory, an outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis center, and regional laboratory services. It also offers full electrophysiologic and interventional cardiology labs.

Clinical Research Services is also easily accessible by public transportation. We are only 10 minutes from Bismarck International Airport, which is serviced by several major airlines.


Elaine Kucera, MM, MT(ASCP) SBB
Director, Clinical Research Services
St. Alexius Medical Center
Clinical Research Services
931 S. 9th Street
Suite 201
Bismarck, ND 58504
USA
701-530-6954
701-530-6970 (fax)
ekucera@primecare.org
www.st.alexius.org/customers/research/


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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Clinical Trial
A Study of PF-06438179 (Infliximab-Pfizer) and Infliximab in Combination With Methotrexate in Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (REFLECTIONS B537-02).
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 12/8/2015
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Arthritis, Rheumatoid Clinical Trial
Safety Study Of Tofacitinib Versus Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Inhibitor In Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Status: Enrolling, Phase IV
Updated: 4/2/2016
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Prostate Cancer Metastatic Clinical Trial
A Randomized, Double-blind, Phase 3 Efficacy Trial of PROSTVAC-V/F +/- GM-CSF in Men With Asymptomatic or Minimally Symptomatic Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 10/21/2014
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Stress Urinary Incontinence Clinical Trial
Post Market Study Of Single Incision Sling Versus Transobturator Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 4/13/2014
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Clinical Trial
Multi-center Study of Uphold LITE Versus Native Tissue for the Treatment of Women With Anterior/Apical Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 10/27/2015
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LONGEVITY Study. Evaluation of the Device and Battery Longevity of Boston Scientific Market-released ICD and CRT-D Devices
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 3/2/2016
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Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial
Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel With or Without Continued Low-Dose Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/17/2016
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