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Trial Opportunities

ICARE invites physicians and their staff to browse through the lists of active and potential studies within the Steward Health Care system. ICARE consultants are available to provide additional information on specific trials and can help market physicians to sponsors. There is also a list of available grant opportunities for those physicians interested in pursuing grant funding.

Select one of the categories below or contact ICARE for assistance to get started.

Active Studies | Pending Study Leads | Grant Opportunities

Active Studies

Carotid angioplasty and stenting versus endarterectomy in asymptomatic subjects who are at standard risk for carotid endarterectomy with significant extracranial carotid stenotic disease (“ACT 1”)
Current Sites:
Richard Heuser, MD – St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona)

Carotid Stenting For High Surgical-Risk Patients; Evaluating Outcomes Through the Collection of Clinical Evidence (“CHOICE”)
Current Sites:
Richard Heuser, MD – St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona)

A Phase 2, Double-blind, Randomized, Safety Study of GE-145 320 I/mL Injection Versus Iopamidol Injection in Elderly Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Catheterization Procedure
Current Sites: Richard Heuser, M.D. – St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona)

A Prospective, Single-Arm Study to Collect Peripheral Vascular IVUS Images Pre and Post Treatment with the Jetstream G2 System(“IVUS”)
Current Sites: Richard Heuser, MD – St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Outcomes After Three Different Treatments for Articular Cartilege Lesions inConcominent or Partial Minesctomy
Current Sites: Steven Riley, M.D. – Odessa Regional Medical Center (Odessa, Texas)

Peripheral Facilitated Antegrade Steering Technique in Chronic Total Occlusions (“PFAST-CTOs”)
Current Sites: Richard Heuser, MD – St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona)

Pending Study Leads

  • Clinical Evaluation of the Pinnacle PFR Kit (Anterior/Apical) in the Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Comparison of the Supera® Peripheral System to a Performance Goal Derived from Balloon Angioplasty Clinical Trials in the Superficial Femoral Artery
  • A 2×2 Factorial, Randomized, Multicenter, Single-Blind Evaluation of Intracoronary Abciximab Infusion and Aspiration Thrombectomy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Anterior ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infraction
  • Multi-Center Retrospective Clinical Evaluation of the Long-term Outcomes Following Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair Using Pinnacle PFR Kit (Anterior Apical)
  • Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (“PROMISE”)
  • Open Label, Multi-center, Study for the Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging of Flurpiridaz F 18 Injection in Patients with Suspected and Known Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • National Children’s Study (NIH)
  • Randomized Evaluation of Patients with Stable Angina Comparing Utilization of Diagnostic Examinations (“RESCUE”)

Grant Opportunities

Health Information Technology-Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Active Aging: Supporting Individuals and Enhancing Community-based Care through Health Information Technology (HIT) (P50)

Utilizing Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality (R18)

Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)

Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03)

Health Services Research-Agency For Health Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)

Prevention and Management of Healthcare Associated Infections (R18)

Women’s Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R21)

Women’s Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01)

Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (R01)

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03)

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21)

Research on Improving Health Care for Obese Patients (R01)

Health Disparities Research-National Center for Minorities and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: NCMHD Community Participation in Health Disparities Intervention Research Planning Phase (R24)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: NCMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Partnerships for Funding Research in Vulnerable Populations

Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders

Changes in Healthcare Financing and Organization

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Healthcare Technology Innovation-National Center for Minorities and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Pilot Program (RC3)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Small Business Catalyst Awards for Accelerating Innovative Research (R43)

National Institutes of Health

SHIFT Award: Small Business Helping Investigators to Fuel the Translation of Scientific Discoveries (SBIT: R43/R44)

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