Welcome to St. Johns Center for Clinical Research


Clinical trials move medicine forward. Sponsors, such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research. Patients who participate in clinical research receive many advantages including treatment at no cost, access to expertise and resources such as expensive tests. Research volunteers shape the future and can have fun while helping others and themselves.

 

As a premier clinical research organization, we have conducted more than 1,000 clinical trials over 20 years and have worldwide recognition for providing patients access to cutting edge medical research. If you have a medical issue and want a research solution, or if you are a healthy volunteer, come visit our center and learn more. One of our experts will be happy to evaluate you.


Shape the Future

Clinical research is a process that gives back. Volunteers generate information that improves future health care outcomes for everyone.

Find relief with new treatments

Volunteers join research to seek relief from affliction and to better understand their conditions with support from our caring team.

Programs Offer Resources or Pay

Study participants receive medical tests, services, counseling and treatment at no charge. These measures may be unavailable to the general public!


We do research in many areas


Statin Intolerance

Statin Intolerance Research Study


We are seeking volunteers for a research study to evaluate an investigational medication for individuals unable to take medications called statins without side effects.
You may be eligible if:

   * You are at least 18 years old
   * You are statin intolerant  
There are additional study requirements to qualify for participation.
Participants who qualify will receive study related medication and medical exams at no cost. Qualified participants will receive compensation for time and travel.

For more information call:
(904) 209-3173

Overactive Bladder Research

Overactive Bladder Research



We are conducting a clinical research study of an investigational oral medication for women with an Overactive Bladder (OAB). This study is for women ages 18 through 80.
You may be eligible to participate if you have symptoms of OAB including frequency or urgency. 
There are additional criteria to qualify for this study. There is no cost for participation and no health insurance required. Participants who qualify for our study will receive study related medication and medical exams at no cost. Qualified participants will also receive compensation for time and travel.
For more information call
(904) 209-0043
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NO SLEEP FOR YOU!

Sleep is essential for the body to repair and restore itself. In fact, sleep is so important that humans spend approximately 30% of their lives sleeping. However, since the beginning of recorded time and undoubtedly before that, some people have struggled to sleep. Fortunately, over the last 50 years our understanding of how to improve and correct the body’s sleep systems has advanced tremendously. This research has led to new understanding of how people sleep and why about 30% of the US population struggles with sleep disorders such as insomnia.

Insomnia is defined as dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality associated with difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when there is adequate sleep opportunity (7-8 hours). This can cause significant social or functional distress and impairment. The most common sleep disorder in the US is Insufficient Sleep Syndrome, in which sleep deprivation occurs from an inadequate amount of sleep. Insufficient Sleep Syndrome is voluntary, but unintentional, unlike insomnia. 1 A recent poll of US adults suggests an average sleep time of just over 6 hours which is 2 hours less than we were sleeping 100 years ago, however, our sleep need has remained constant.

In order to achieve quality sleep, many insomniacs often self-prescribe antihistamines and alcohol. These treatments often have negative short and long-term outcomes. The first recommended treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but this involves a trained therapist as well as a significant time commitment. These aspects combined with the fact that it is not well reimbursed by insurance can make it prohibitive for many individuals. A more cost-efficient alternative can be self-directed computer-based programs. Traditional pharmaceutical sleep products (hypnotics) have focused on depressing the central nervous system directly, but these medications have limitations due to adverse effects such as hangover, amnesia, abuse liability and dependence.  

To end on a positive note, new research is focusing on some different ways to treat insomnia. We are excited to be involved at two of our North Florida ENCORE Research Group offices. If you are interested in getting involved in any of our research studies, call your local office today!

 

The offices that will be conducting insomnia research are:

Fleming Island Center for Clinical Research

Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research

  

1. http://www.sleepeducation.org/sleep-disorders-by-category/hypersomnias/insufficient-sleep-syndrome

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