Providence Health Partners — Center for Clinical Research
Every day, research uncovers new information about medical conditions and possible treatments. Volunteering to participate in a clinical research study is one way you can contribute to the understanding of diseases and the development of new therapies. At the Providence Health Partners—Center for Clinical Research, clinical studies help eligible participants to:
• Play an active role in their health care.
• Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
• Help others by contributing to medical research.
Because it is part of the Providence Medical Group, the Center and its operations are managed by the same physicians you entrust with your family's health care.
• Is your high cholesterol level increasing your risk of having a cardiovascular event?
You may be eligible for a new clinical study that will test an investigational drug that may prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events. If you're between 40 and 79 years of age and have high LDL levels you may qualify.
Study-related care and medication is provided at no charge to you; you may qualify for time and travel compensation.
The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, most clinical research is federally regulated with built in safeguards to protect the participants. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study.
In holding the senior medical administrative position of Medical Director at Providence Medical Group, Dr. Paul Opsahl helps oversee all activities related to the delivery of medical care, clinical services, quality assurance and regulatory compliance.
Dr. Opsahl is a Board Certified family practice physician, and continues to serve his patients at Waynesville Health Care in Waynesville, Ohio. He has been a member physician with Providence Medical Group since its founding, and serves with distinction on its Board of Directors.
Sharing the post of Medical Director with Dr. Paul Opsahl, Dr. Joni Koren serves a vital role in assuring that Providence patients always receive the high standard of care promised by the group’s standing as a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home.
A past president of Providence Medical Group, Dr. Koren continues to serve on the company’s Board of Directors, and is a past chair of the group’s Clinical Committee. A board certified physician for over 32 years, Dr. Koren recently retired from private practice.
To learn more about the Providence Health Partners Center for Clinical Research and its research activities, call Debbie Shockley at 937-297-8994.
The Providence Center for Clinical Research is conveniently located at the Providence Medical Group corporate headquarters at 2912 Springboro West, Suite 200, Dayton, Ohio 45439. Click here for a map and driving directions.