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Herman Clinical Research, LLC

Address:
4365 Johns Creek Parkway
Suite 400
Suwanee, GA 30024
Ph: 678-205-3456
Fx: 678-205-3457

Principle Investigator: Lee Herman, MD, FACP
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator: Cynthia Nealy, CRC, CMA
Clinical Research Coordinator: Kathie Bernstein, CCRC
Clinical Research Dietitian: Heather Zhou, RD, LD

What is a clinical trial?

Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol. ClinicalTrials.gov includes both interventional and observational types of studies. Interventional studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured. Observational studies are those in which individuals are observed and their outcomes are measured by the investigators.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.

What happens during a clinical trial?

The clinical trial process depends on the kind of trial being conducted. The clinical trial team includes doctors and nurses as well as social workers and other health care professionals. They check the health of the participant at the beginning of the trial, give specific instructions for participating in the trial, monitor the participant carefully during the trial, and stay in touch after the trial is completed.

Some clinical trials involve more tests and doctor visits than the participant would normally have for an illness or condition. For all types of trials, the participant works with a research team. Clinical trial participation is most successful when the protocol is carefully followed and there is frequent contact with the research staff.

What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?

Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to:

  • Play an active role in their own health care.
  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
  • Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research.

Current Studies:

Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (prior history of heart attack or major blockages in > 1 artery

Type 2 Diabetes (uncontrolled with Metformin only)


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