LIMR supports clinical research and provides clinical investigation services to all Main Line Health entities, including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. We also provide clinical investigation services to practicing Main Line Health physicians, private/non-Main Line Health affiliated physicians, as well as to industry and biotechnology companies.

Central to clinical research is the clinical trial, a research study that tests how new medications, detection or diagnostic tools, or devices work in humans.

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A main focus of our clinical research activity is translational medicine, which is the facilitation of moving significant laboratory findings into clinical applications. When your patients participate in a clinical trial, they may:

  • Gain access to potential new treatments for a disease or condition
  • Take advantage of a cutting-edge health care choice
  • Advance medical knowledge
  • Help other patients who may develop or have a similar disease or condition

If you are considering initiating clinical research, our staff may be able help you with the following:

  • Feasibility review
  • Funding and budget review
  • Statistical design
  • Communication with sponsor
  • Guidance for regulatory/IRB submission
  • Assistance with informed consent forms preparation
  • Organization of initial site visits and ongoing audit visits
  • Data management guidance
  • Research coordinators
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Contract review
  • Editorial assistance for manuscript preparation
  • Accounts payable
  • Post-study financial record maintenance and reconciliation

Other services may be available. Please inquire with clinical research managers to learn more.

Various clinical trials are currently taking place within Main Line Health through:

For more information, please contact:

  • Center for Clinical Cancer Research – Elene Turzo, MSN, CRNP, 484.476.2649, turzoe@mlhs.org
  • Center for Clinical Cardiology – Ann Marie Chikowski, RN, BSN, 484.476.3030, chikowskia@mlhs.org
  • Clinical Research Center (for other diseases and conditions) – John Wellenbach, 484.476.3545, wellenbachj@mlhs.org