The La Porte County Institute for Clinical Research, located at the 400 North Medical Center, was created in 2009 to provide residents of Northwest Indiana with the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials. Alongside our Principal Investigators, Dr. I. Maurice Ndukwu and Dr. Minesh B. Patel, we strive to aid in the advancement of medical science by empowering patients to take an active role in their healthcare.

Enrolling Studies

We are constantly searching for new studies that can address the unique health issues in our community. To find out if you qualify for a study, click on the tab that refers to your condition. There, you’ll find an updated list of enrolling studies and their qualification criteria

We are enrolling for one (1) bronchiectasis study:

  • Study 1

    To qualify, you must meet all of the requirements below.

    • 18 years or older
    • Documented diagnosis of Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

    If you meet these requirements and would like more information, please call the study coordinator, Kim, at 219-879-0333 extension 228

We are enrolling for one (1) ulcerative colitis study:

  • Study 1

    You must meet all of the requirements listed below:

    • 16 to 80 years old
    • Have moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis

    If you meet these requirements and would like more information on this study, please call the study coordinator, Courtney, at 219-879-0333 extension 223.

We are enrolling for one (1) COPD study:

  • Study 1

    You must meet all of the requirements below:

    • You are at least 18 years old
    • You have a diagnosis of COPD
    • You have been diagnosed with severe congenital A1P1 deficiency and emphysema/COPD

    If you meet these requirements and would like more information on this study, please call the study coordinator, Rachel, at 219-879-0333 extension 238.

We are enrolling for two (2) asthma studies:

  • Study 1

    To qualify for this study, you must meet all of the requirements below:

    • 12 to 80 years old
    • Received an asthma diagnosis from a doctor at least 12 months ago
    • Currently treated with and Inhaled Corticosteroid, either single or combination doses.
    • Currently treated with additional maintenance asthma controller medication

    If you meet these requirements and would like more information on this study, please call the study coordinator, Kristy, at 219-879-0333 extension 222.

  • Study 2

    To qualify for this study, you must meet all of the requirements below:

    • 18 years or older
    • Received an asthma diagnosis from a doctor at least 12 months ago
    • Have had an exacerbation that required a doctor visit within the last 12 months, or had a temporary change in your treatment plan

    If you meet these requirements and would like more information on this study, please call the study coordinator, Courtney, at 219-879-0333 extension 223

We are enrolling for one (1) testosterone study:

  • Study 1

    You must meet all of the requirements below:

    • 45 to 80 years old
    • Must have a pre-existing cardiovascular disease
    • Documented serum testosterone levels of less than 300
    • Present at least one sign or symptom related to low testosterone, such as:
      • Decreased sexual desire or libido
      • Decreased spontaneous erections
      • Decreased energy or fatigue (feeling tired)
      • Low mood or depressed mood
      • Loss of body hair or reduced shaving
      • Hot flashes

    If you meet these requirements and would like more information on this study, please call the study coordinator, Rachel, at 219-879-0333 extension 238.

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