Research & Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials Programs
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- Clinical research focused on potentially beneficial drugs, surgical treatments, devices and therapies
- Funding from NIH, industry, and private contributions
- Full-time research staff assisting CNI member physicias
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Why are Clinical Trials Important?
Research and innovation have driven advances in health care for generations—advances that have made once-untreatable conditions manageable and have even led to cures. At Colorado Neurological Institute, clinical research is central to what we do, because we know it can lead to better outcomes, greater patient quality-of-life, and many other benefits. Through clinical research, or clinical trials, we are able to assess whether a new procedure is better than standard therapy and also assess the safety and effectiveness of an experimental therapy.
Research at CNI
The IRB-approved (IRB stands for Institutional Review Board) clinical trials offered at CNI, and through our longstanding partnership with Swedish Medical Center and the HealthONE system, make CNI a leading center for clinical research involving potentially beneficial drugs, surgical treatments, devices, and therapies. CNI research studies include those that are NIH-funded, industry-sponsored and supported through private contributions and other means.
The clot-busting drug tPA, used in patients with stroke, is a prime example of research at CNI. For years CNI stroke specialists have worked at the forefront to continually improve outcomes for stroke patients treated with tPA. These efforts have literally helped save lives and establish new protocols in the treatment of stroke patients.
Find a Study
Currently, research studies at CNI are offered in the following areas:
CNI Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors
The CNI Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors, under the direction of G. Alexander West, MD, PhD, is involved in various new treatments for certain types of brain tumors and related seizure management. Learn more about the Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors' current research studies.
CNI Center for Hearing
The CNI Center for Hearing, under the direction of David C. Kelsall, MD, is currently conducting research with cochlear implants and with an implantable hearing aid device. Learn more about the Center for Hearing's current research studies.
CNI Movement Disorders Center
The CNI Movement Disorders Center, led by medical director Rajeev Kumar, MD, is conducting research involving Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. The Movement Disorders Center is also interested in research on tremor, dystonia, Tourette’s syndrome and spasticity. Learn more about the Movement Disorders Center's current research studies.
CNI NeuroHealth Center
The CNI NeuroHealth Center, under the direction of Ellen Belle MA-PT, participates in clinical research in the area of rehabilitation for many neurological conditions. Learn more about the NeuroHealth Center's current research studies.
CNI Stroke Program
The CNI Stroke Program, under the direction of Christopher V. Fanale, MD, is conducting research studies in the treatment of stroke. Learn more about the Stroke Program's current research studies.
Other Studies at CNI
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