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Gregory A. Folz, CCRP, Administrative Director, Research
421 Chestnut St.            Phone: (812) 426-9576
Evansville, IN 47713      Fax: (812) 858-4508


The Research Institute of Deaconess Clinic is affiliated with Deaconess Clinic – one of Indiana’s largest multi-specialty physician groups. With access to a medical staff of 100+ primary care physicians and specialists treating 2,600 patients daily, the Research Institute consistently ranks as a top enrolling site due to its access to nearly 210,000 active primary care patients seen in our clinic settings.

Nationally recognized, the Research Institute of Deaconess Clinic has been instrumental in the development of new treatment advancements in many areas, including cancer, dermatological disorders, diabetes, heart disease, orthopedics, and urological disorders. With over 40 experienced investigators, 25 research staff, and over 700 trials conducted to date, the Research Institute is a leading investigational site for Phase II, III and IV studies.

  • 700+ Trials Conducted across 20+ Medical Specialties
  • Consistently ranks in the top 5% of enrolling sites in multi-center trials
  • 40+ Experienced Clinical Investigators - NIH Certified in GCPs and Human Subject Protection
  • 25 Research Staff - Including: CCRCs; Clinical Associates; Data Entry; Regulatory; Recruitment Specialists
  • Medical Staff of 70 Primary Care Physicians and 40 Specialists
  • Active Patient Base of 210,000 – Patients are EMR Searchable by Protocol Criteria
  • Convenient Hospital access - Affiliated with the Region’s Largest Health Care System
  • Utilize Central IRBs

Our Therapeutic Experience
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Our Research Services

  • Rapid, In-depth protocol feasibility reviews
  • 49 hour turn-around of regulatory documents and IRB submissions
  • Dedicated, fulltime Research Nurses (CCRs)
  • Accelerated budget and contract reviews
  • Expedited site start-up and source document development
  • Dedicated regulatory, data entry, and recruitment staff
  • EMR-driven screening and enrollment of study subjects
  • Strict protocol adherence
  • Consistently accurate and clean data

Facility Description

The Research Institute of Deaconess Clinic conducts research at 6 satellite clinics throughout the region.

Each satellite clinic supports multiple investigators and is located in high residential areas, each servicing their own unique patient populations. Each of the Research Institute’s facilities has been designed with the following research capabilities:

  • Research Dedicated Exam Rooms
  • Patient Consenting Areas
  • Study Drug Storage Facility:
    • Dedicated locked drug storage room with lockable drug cabinet
    • Temperature-monitored refrigeration
    • Freezer -20
  • CRA Monitoring Area
    • Dedicated CRA monitoring offices
    • Access to copier and fax machine
    • Wireless Internet Access
  • Study Document Storage:
  • Remote Data Entry Capabilities
  • Long-term Record Storage
  • Clinical Equipment:
    • Crash cart on site with defibrillator
    • Centrifuge — 3304 rpms
    • Laboratory on site
    • Imaging Department- CT, Dexa Scan-LUNAR, X-Ray, MRI, Nuclear Medicine
How Do We Compare to Other Research Centers?

Deaconess Clinic Investigators consistently rank among the top performing research sites nationwide...often-achieving enrollment goals comparable to that of up to 2-3 sites.  See complete information here.

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Gregory A. Folz, CCRP, Administrative Director, Research
421 Chestnut St.            Phone: (812) 426-9576
Evansville, IN 47713      Fax: (812) 858-4508