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Fort Worth Clinical Trials Office

The Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) Clinical Trials Office at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth serves as a comprehensive resource for initiating and conducting clinical trials for physicians and other investigators on the medical staff at Baylor hospitals and research centers. The office encourages research and assists investigators and representatives of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries in navigating the complex research arena. BSWRI promotes and supports research that brings promising discoveries from the laboratory workbench to the patients’ bedside. Experienced in financial and regulatory compliance, the Clinical Trials Office is able to facilitate the placement of clinical trials at Baylor and usually expedite their initiation. Serving more than 1.4 million patients each year through a network of more than 230 access points, including 26 hospitals, 21 ambulatory surgery/endoscopy centers, 31 satellite outpatient locations and 131 HealthTexas Provider Network physician centers, the Baylor Health Care System offers a large and diverse pool of potential research participants.

 

The Clinical Trials Office benefits new and experienced investigators by assisting them in conducting research studies, managing research operations and improving operational efficiencies. The office hires and provides administrative space for research staff and assists the research team to ensure coverage when a research staff member is on leave. The Clinical Trials Office staff includes the medical director, director of clinical research, research manager, research nurses, clinical research coordinators and administrative staff.

 

Complete Menu of Services

Investigators may conduct clinical trials through the Clinical Trials Office while maintaining responsibility for the project, or the Office can provide specific services tailored to an investigator’s individual needs.

1.   Services offered to all investigators

2.   Services for investigators coordinating studies through the Clinical Trials Offfice

3.   Additional resources for clinical investigators

 

Dynamic research environment

Baylor investigators are conducting more clinical trials than ever before. Currently, more than 1,000 new drugs, biologics and vaccines are under development. As a result, more than 15 federal agencies monitor research compliance. The government can issue monetary fines up to $250,000 and criminal charges against individuals for research compliance violations. The Clinical Trials Office helps investigators conduct research studies in compliance with government standards so the researchers can focus on their core competency: research.

 

Contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Clinical Research–Fort Worth, 817-922-1398 or jenniha@baylorhealth.edu, to learn more about the services offered by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and the Clinical Trials Office-Fort Worth.

 



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