Center for Clinical Trials
The Cystic Fibrosis Institute is committed to make available all therapies to people with CF whether already on the market or in research trials. The Clinical Trials Center is a means of overcoming barriers to research participation. The CFI Center for Clinical Trials provides individuals with CF the opportunity to participate in Phase II, III and IV clinical trials. The center’s staff has extensive experience in research sponsored by the National Institute of Health, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Boas is a Board Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist and Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As medical director of the center, he is personally responsible for oversight of all studies to ensure the safety to the participants.
Nadia, Marissa, Karen, and Leigh serve as Research Coordinators. They provide a vast amount of experience with the performance of clinical trials andhave been successful in the completion of over 20 separate trials.
Barriers to participation in clinical research are common.
Do any of the following sound familiar?
"I don't want my child to miss school."
"Let someone else do it."
"Can't I just get the medicine without being in the study?"
"I have to work ."
"I hate hospitals."
" I'm lazy."
It is difficult for anyone to participate in clinical trials. The CFI Center for Clinical Trials understands these issues and is offering a unique program to enhance participation for all who qualify for study. Specifically, the Center offers clinical trials with:
- Saturday and evening hours.
- Availability to anyone with CF who qualifies regardless of where clinical care is given.
- Dedicated and experienced research staff.
- Reimbursement for time and travel expenses.
- Study medications that are free to the participant.
- Warm and friendly environment without the hassles of traveling to a hospital.
- Easy parking.
- Convenient locations accessible by highways without city driving.
CFI is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization founded in 2003.