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​Clinical Trials at OU Health

Clinical Departments within the OU College of Medicine offer many promising research-based treatments as part of our seamless care. The links below will give you information for accessing the clinical trials being conducted in each area of our practice.

Types of Clinical Trials

Anesthesiology

Contact Amir Butt at 405-271-4351 for information

OU Health Physicians Anesthesiology has an active clinical research program with experience in industry-sponsored Phase II, III, and IV pharmaceutical trials for pediatric and adults. Interests cover the breadth of anesthesiology related subject matter and we continue to actively pursue new clinical research protocols.

Areas of patient care that have been the focus of recent clinical trials include:

  • Postoperative pain
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Septic shock
  • Critical care
  • General anesthesiology studies

Cancer

The Stephenson Cancer Center enrolls thousands of cancer patients in hundreds of open cancer clinical trials. We operate the state’s only Phase I Clinical Trials Program, where first-in-human treatments are administered by an experienced and dedicated staff. We also have one of the highest rates in the nation for ethnically diverse patients enrolled in clinical trials and our cancer specialists participate in more clinical studies than any other practice in the region.

To learn more, please visit the Stephenson Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office website. For more information, call 405-271-1112 or email OU-Clinical-Trials-Office@ouhsc.edu.

Cardiovascular Medicine

OU Health Physicians cardiology specialists conduct pioneering research in the fields of heart rhythm disorders, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease and coronary disease.For information about clinical trials in the Cardiovascular Diseases Section, contact Karrie Meeks, Michael Stout or Christina Urban at 405-271-9060.

Diabetes-Endocrinology, Metabolism and Hypertension

Our research has centered on autoimmune causes of common diseases, the relationship of abnormalities of autonomic hormones and diabetes mellitus on sudden cardiac death, and the genetics of susceptibility to diabetic complications. For information about our clinical studies, call 405-271-3604.

Family Medicine

For information about the Family Medicine clinical trials program, visit the Department of Family Medicine Research page or contact Stacy Wigley at 405-271-8167 or 405-271-2370.

Gastroenterology

Our gastrointestinal research programs involve studying the etiology and pathology of gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, diarrhea and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For information about our clinical trials, contact Maria Mason, RN at 405-271-8001 ext. 54331

Genetics 

For information about our clinical trials, contact Shona Whitehead at 405-271-8685 or 405-271-8001, Ext. 42179.

Geriatrics

OU Health Physicians geriatricians participate in clinical research activities in three primary categories:

  • Education: a teaching research program in aging
  • Healthy Aging: involves disease prevention, health maintenance and restorative approaches with older persons
  • Biodemography: studies in the biology of aging incorporating population statistics

For information about our clinical trials, contact, 405-271-8558.

Infectious Diseases

OU Health Physicians infectious diseases specialists are engaged in scientific research in the broad field of bacterial pathogenesis and host defenses. For information about our clinical studies, contact 405-271-6434.

Nephrology and Hypertension

For information about our clinical studies, contact Dr. Ben Cowley at 405-271-6842.

Neurology

The Department of Neurology has active clinical trials for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, and Multiple Sclerosis. For information about our clinical trials, contact Blair Apple at 405-271-4658, option 1.

Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery has active clinical trials for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Brain Aneurysm, and Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. For information about our clinical trials, contact Blair Apple at 405-271-4658, option 1.

Obstetrics-Gynecology

The OU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a national leader in NIH funded research.  We are conducting multiple clinical investigations in the areas of Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and General Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Areas of patient care that have been the focus of recent clinical trials include:

  • Therapeutic and cancer prevention trials in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Clinical trials investigating the effect of chemotherapy on cognition in peri-menopausal women, of aspirin on ovarian cancer, and studies to improve quality of life and reduce side effects in cancer patients
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis for labor induction in class III obesity
  • The effect of dietary high dose supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids in human obese pregnancies in protecting the fetus against excessive adipose deposition and weight gain (fetal overgrowth)
  • The use of adjuvants in ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Determining the relationship between protocol type for cryopreserved embryo transfer and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

For information about clinical trials in General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and Urogynecology, contact Christy Zornes, 405-271-8787, ext. 48137.

For information about clinical trials in Gynecologic Oncology, contact 405-271-8777.

Ophthalmology

For information about Dean McGee Eye Institute clinical trials,

visit https://dmei.org/clinical-trials/ or call 405-271-6307

Orthopedic Surgery

For information about orthopedic clinical trials, please call 405-271-4426.

Otolaryngology

For information about otolaryngology head and neck surgery clinical trials, please call 405-271-5504.

Pediatrics

For information about clinical trials in pediatrics, contact Kathy Redmond at 405-271-6306.

Pulmonology & Critical Care

For information about clinical trials in pulmonology and critical care, call our clinical research coordinator Lauren, 405-271-6173, option 2.

Radiology

For information about our clinical trials, contact Kelsey Molskness at 405-271-5125.

Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

The clinical trials of OU Health Physicians Rheumatology are integrated with the Arthritis and Immunology Program at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Most of the work underway is related to autoimmunity or inflammation. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a particular focus of many of the medical specialists. For more information about clinical trials available in rheumatology, call 405-271-7805, Lydia Mitchell LPN at ext. 34806 and Kallena Haynes ext. 34400.

Surgery

The Department of Surgery has an active clinical research program designed to facilitate industry-sponsored Phase II, III, and IV pharmaceutical trials. All faculty within our Department are actively pursuing new clinical research protocols and interested in collaborations that will benefit Oklahomans.

Areas of patient care that have been the focus of recent clinical trials include:

  • Pancreatic and colon cancer
  • Sepsis
  • Perioperative care including postoperative pain and preoperative antibiotics
  • Nosocomial pneumonia
  • Intra-Abdominal Infections
  • Complicated skin infections
  • Disorders of coagulation, including DVT prophylaxis

For information about surgery clinical trials, contact Ms. Theresa Lander or Ms. Stephanie Mitchell at 405-271-2601.

Urology

For information about urology clinical trials, contact Felicia Kiplinger at 405-271-4483