The current Clinical Research team, led by Daniel Fox, MPH, PhD, includes several staff members who have been with the department since its inception. The wealth of knowledge and experience they offer, along with the dedication to the study of new therapies and drug trials, makes them an invaluable resource for Springfield Clinic.
Clinical research is a medical discipline dedicated to studying new and innovative therapies to help improve overall quality of life. The standard therapies, preventions and diagnoses used today to save millions of lives were at one time evaluated through the clinical research process. Participating in clinical research as a staff member, a provider, a sponsor or, most importantly, as a patient, contributes to the well-being of future generations.
Springfield Clinic’s physicians have contributed to clinical research for over 50 years. Today, Springfield Clinic has a dedicated clinical research staff that collaborates with providers to offer central Illinois patients an opportunity to participate in clinical trials. These trials may provide promising treatment options that are otherwise not yet available.
Successful clinical research requires strong partnerships between patients, providers and sponsors.