Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's Clinical Trials Research Program (CTRP) was established to provide the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries with a single point of contact for all clinical trial research needs and activities. The CTRP is a full-service provider designed to effectively facilitate complete clinical trial research studies in the most scientific, efficient and professional manner possible.
Please refer to the information below:
- Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's Commitment to the Clinical Trials Research Program
- Access to a Systemwide Network of Unlimited Participant Recruitment Potential
- CTRP Services
Features and Benefits of the Einstein Clinical Trials Research Program
To advance our program mission and our compelling research goals, we promote collaborative partnering opportunities with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
Our objectives are results-oriented:
- To expedite the process of introducing new and improved medical products and treatments that can enhance the health, quality of life and clinical efficiency of patient care; and
- To conduct clinical trial research, based on outcomes, and provide statistically accurate and reliable evaluation of data.
Clinical Trials Program History
The Clinical Trials Research Program (CTRP) of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an outgrowth of a century-long commitment to clinical trials research, one that began in 1916 in an attempt to control an outbreak of infantile paralysis.
Today, research is a vital and complementary component of Einstein's three-tiered mission for providing well-rounded, quality patient care and education. In fact, 250 active clinical trials are in progress at Einstein today.
The Clinical Trials Research Program is a highly professional organization that maintains the personnel, facilities, resources and expertise necessary to ensure corporate sponsor confidence and access to a full range of services to meet the demands of a complete clinical trial research study.
We provide a single point of access to the following services:
- A multidisciplinary faculty of clinical investigators representing medical and surgical specialties
- Access to a large pool of potential research participants
- Experienced research study coordinators
- Onsite human subjects review committee
- Investigational drug services
- Biostatistical support
- Clinical research management office
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network has more than 250 physicians on staff, with an additional 700 active, affiliated physicians, many of whom are involved in academic medicine and conducting clinical research. The residency and training requirements of several specialties and subspecialties also require research training where residents learn and engage in clinical research programs.
Clinical Research Coordinators
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network has a group of dedicated, experienced nurses who specialize in conducting clinical trial research studies. The CTRP office assigns the nurses to specific protocols as needed. In addition, certain large departments, such as the Cancer Center, have their own dedicated staff of research nurses.
With approximately 32,000 inpatient admissions and 455,850 ambulatory visits throughout our network each year, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's Clinical Trials Research Program offers outstanding research opportunities in a wide variety of clinical settings.
Access to a Systemwide Network of Unlimited Subject Recruitment Potential
With three hospitals housing approximately 1,000 beds, as well as many outpatient centers and a residential care facility, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is one of the Philadelphia region's most active healthcare networks. Our broad, diverse patient base affords rapid access to numerous inpatient and outpatient participants for virtually any type of clinical research investigation. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is comprised of:
- Albert Einstein Medical Center, a tertiary care teaching hospital.
- Belmont Behavioral Health, treating mental health, addictions and eating disorders.
- Einstein Center One, which offers easy access to primary care and specialty doctors to people living in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
- Germantown Community Health Services, providing primary, ambulatory and emergency care to the Northwest Philadelphia community.
- MossRehab, a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility with inpatient and outpatient services.
- Willowcrest, a center for subacute care.
Mary Klein, PhD
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Office of Research and Technology Development
Korman Research Pavilion, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19141