Clinical trials are research studies that explore medical strategies, treatments or devices and determine if they are safe and effective for human use. The studies performed may also show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people. Clinical trials produce information that helps patients and their health-care providers make better health-related decisions.

By participating in clinical trials, you help accelerate medical science by providing valuable insights into potential treatments and methods of prevention. Participants with an illness or disease participate to help others but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.

Listed below are clinical trials that are being performed at EVMS.

I-Genentech/PPD/Omalizumab in subjects with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

  • Primary Investigator: Joseph Han, MD, FARS, FAAOA
  • Summary: Open to enrollment for patients with moderate to severe nasal polyp disease and have failed other treatments, including sinus surgery. Study drug and clinic follow up visits are provided at no cost.
  • Point of contact: Laura Stone, RN, BSN, CCRC | 757.388.6240
  • Start date: 10/8/2017

I-Arrinex/Clarifix cryotherapy device in patients with chronic rhinitis (FROS)

  • Primary Investigator: Joseph Han, MD, FARS, FAAOA
  • Summary: FDA approved treatment option for patients with chronic rhinitis (running nose or post-nasal drip). This is a registry of patients who will receive treatment and follow up visits at no cost.
  • Point of contact: Laura Stone, RN, BSN, CCRC | 757.388.6240
  • Start date: 10/30/2017

I-Sinopsys/Lacrimal Stent for transcaruncular ethmoid sinus access

  • Primary Investigator: Joseph Han, MD, FARS, FAAOA
  • Summary: Open to people with chronic sinus infections diagnosed by an ENT doctor that have lasted for more than 12 weeks and have not responded to standard treatment.  Exclusions include previous sinus surgery or facial trauma. Treatment and follow up visits are provided at no cost.
  • Point of contact: Laura Stone, RN, BSN, CCRC | 757.388.6240
  • Start date: 1/13/2017

CONRAD

CONRAD's main objective is to help develop safe, acceptable, affordable products and methods that provide contraception and/or prevent the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS and other infections. Learn more about CONRAD’s clinical trials.

Internal Medicine 

  • Strelitz Diabetes Center conducts numerous clinical trials designed to develop possible new treatments for diabetes and diabetic complications. Find more information about active clinical trials here, contact the Diabetes Research Hotline by phone at 757.446.7933 or by email at diabetesresearch@evms.edu
  • Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology is conducting numerous clinical trials for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia. These clinical trials include studies on agitation in dementia, wandering behaviors, as well as an upcoming preclinical trial, among others. For more information on these dementia-related studies, please contact the Glennan Center research hotline at 757-446-5675 or by email at GlennanCenterResearchTrials@EVMS.EDU.

Enroll in active studies.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Research Center

The OB-GYN Clinical Research Center conducts clinical trials in various areas, including:

To get more information about any of the trials listed or to be put on a list to be called when various trials become available, please call 757-446-5808 or email crcinfo@evms.edu

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery collaborates with local institutions, government agencies and biomedical companies to perform clinical research trials. Enroll in active studies.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics hosts modern research laboratories and comfortable, child-friendly clinical facilities for children enrolled in research studies. To learn more about ongoing current trials, please contact the Clinical Research Unit by phone at 757.668.6416.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty are engaged in ongoing research in the areas of sleep disorders, personality assessment, neuropsychology, psychopharmacology, cognitive therapy, and specific areas of psychopathology that may particularly include depression, eating disorders, ADHD and more. Explore clinical trials.