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Advanced Clinical ENT Research of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Our Research Center was developed at our Dupont office in 2002 with a core group of seven physicians. We have now grown to include our Popular Level office and ten physicians that participate in Clinical Research. We are excited to offer our patients and referring physicians an opportunity to participating in cutting edge medical products and services for the diagnosis and management of otic, nasal and sinus disorders.


Ongoing Research Studies

Does Nasal Polyps have you down?

We invite individuals ages 18 -75 years of age who have bilateral nasal polyps to see if they may qualify to take part in a new clinical research study for nasal polyps.

To find out more about the study please contact our Research Center at 502-893-0159 x1184 or 1185 for more information.

In-Office Ear Tube Study

No general anesthesia. Stay with your child during the procedure.

Your child may be a candidate for the OTTER study if he/she…

  • *Is at least 6 months years old and younger than 13 years old
  • *Is scheduled to undergo tympanostomy tube insertion
  • *Has the behavioral capacity and cooperative temperament to undergo an awake procedure

Study participation lasts up to two years with up to seven visits to your ENT doctor.

For more information on the OTTER In-Office ear tube study please contact our Research Center at 502-893-0159 x1184 or 1185 for more information or go to: www.GoTula.com

Taking a closer look at Nasal Polyps…

We’re looking for people who may be able to help us learn more about an investigational medicine for chronic rhinosinustitis with nasal polyps.

You may be able to take part in this study if you:

  • *Are aged 18-75 years
  • *Have been using a steroid nasal spray for nasal polyps for at least 4 week
  • *Have nasal congestion, runny nose or dripping at the back of your nose, or reduced sense of smell

To find out more about the study please contact our Research Center at 502-893-0159 x1184 or 1185 for more information.


Achievements

  • Met or exceeded enrollment goals in greater than 50 trials for SAR/PAR, acute/chronic sinusitis, AOMT, AOE, tinnitus, & radiation effects.
  • Top enroller nationally in a post surgical chronic sinusitis trial
  • Top enroller nationally in trials for acute otitis media with otorrhea through tympanostomy tubes
  • Top enroller nationally in a trial for acute otitis externa
  • Top enroller for a surgical device in chronic sinusitis studies
  • 2nd highest enroller in a national trial for xerostomia
  • 2nd highest enroller in a national trial for mucositis prevention during radiation therapy
  • 2nd highest enroller in a chronic sinusitis PK surgical study
  • 2nd highest enroller in a surgical device for chronic sinusitis study
  • Top 5 enroller in a national acute bacterial sinusitis trial
  • Co-Lead Principle Investigator for a national sinus stent study
  • Lead authorship on several journal articles
  • Co-authorship on numerous journal articles

Research Mission

To conduct clinical trials in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations and our Standard Operating Procedures with respect to Good Clinical Practice. Research is conducted in a high quality, efficient, and ethical manner to assist in the advancement of medical knowledge in our field.


Clinical Research Staff

Kathleen Sheeley, RRT, CCRC - ksheeley@advancedentandallergy.com
Jennifer Leonard, MA, CCRC - jleonard@advancedentandallergy.com
Sarah Carroll, BSN, RN, CRC - scarroll@advancedentandallergy.com


Research Experience

We, at Advanced ENT and Allergy Center, are dedicated to clinical research. We have three full time research coordinators: Kathleen Sheeley, RRT, CCRC, our Research Manager, has 16 years experience, Jennifer Leonard, MA, CCRC has 13 years experience, and Sarah Carroll, BSN, RN, CRC that tends to our research department.

Our physicians and clinical research coordinators have completed GCP training courses on the Protection of Human Subjects and our Clinical Research Coordinators have also completed training for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. We have experience in Adult and Pediatric Phase I-IV clinical trials for the following indications; acute sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, nasal polyposis, xerostomia, mucositis, acute otitis media, recurrent otitis media, AOMT, AOE, chronic sinusitis, perennial allergic rhinitis, tinnitus, meniere’s disease, device studies, pharmaceutical studies, PK studies and outcomes studies.

Other Support Services include:

  • Three full-time Clinical Research Coordinators; two whom are CCRC certified
  • Allergy Department onsite
  • Audiology Department onsite
  • We are part of the AAO-HNS CHEER network
  • Computerized patient database of 500,000 patients
  • CT scanner onsite
  • Nine offices servicing Kentuckiana (seven in KY, two in IN)
  • Locked drug storage and locked refrigeration
  • EDC experience
  • Calibrated equipment
  • Centrifuge
  • EKG machine
  • PFT (Pulmonary Function Testing)
  • Rapid contract and regulatory document turnaround
  • Use central IRB's
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