The Clinical Research Unit facilitates the acquisition and administration of clinical trials research under the direction of a Saint Louis University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience faculty member in the role of principal investigator for the research.
Our activities are conducted within a thriving academic medical environment that includes the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Clinical Research Goals
Our research is primarily targeted at the development and evaluation of investigational new drugs for pharmaceutical industry clients, with the goals of:
Advancing scientific understanding of neurological and psychiatric conditions
Improving the prevention and treatment of such conditions
Expanding patient care options
Types of conditions for which we have conducted clinical trials include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Myasthenia gravis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic pediatric pain
Mission of the CRU
The Clinical Research Unit strives to deliver professional, courteous and person-centered services to all those who participate in clinical trials research under the umbrella of good clinical practices, FDA-mandated procedures and compliance with all ethical standards for research with people.