The Lafayette Clinical Research Group (LCRG) was formally established in 2012, to bring quality clinical trials to Greater Lafayette area. Dr. Marlin W. Schul is no stranger to clinical research. His efforts in medical school, residency and in clinical practice as a leading Board Certified Vascular Medicine and Emergency Medicine physician, have led to numbers of peer reviewed publications in addition to multiple research awards and grants. Participation in a Phase III sclerosant study in 2009 stimulated and solidified Dr. Schul’s ongoing commitment to clinical research on the forefront of medical discovery.
Lafayette Clinical Research Group (LCRG) is a dedicated research facility in the Greater Lafayette area. Dr. Schul’s research experience began in medical school, and his efforts have earned research awards and grants through each stage of his professional career. The LCRG team has teamed with the Southeast Regional Research Group (SERRG) with a shared mission of implementing meaningful clinical trials with efficient, compassionate and professional expertise of the highest standards.
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial (also called clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health.
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.
Who can participate in a clinical trial?
All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Using inclusion/exclusion criteria is an important principle of medical research that helps to produce reliable results.
What happens during a clinical trial?
The clinical trial process depends on the kind of trial being conducted (See What are the different types of clinical trials?) The clinical trial team includes doctors and nurses as well as social workers and other health care professionals.