• Centura Health Research Center

  • The Centura Health Research Center at Porter Adventist Hospital, in partnership with our physicians, is dedicated to providing high performance, accurate data, commitment, and accountability while maintaining high ethical standards in the field of health research.

    Centura Health Research Center Services

    The Centura Health Research Center is dedicated to providing services that improve the care and outcomes of patients in the state of Colorado.  We are available to assist in small, focused studies or coordinating large, multi-facility trials within the Centura Health system.

    Specific services provided by the Centura Health Research Center include:

    • Prepare and negotiate study budget and contract with study sponsor
    • Document preparation and submission for the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    • Site preparation including coordination and education of ancillary department and nursing staff
    • Patient recruitment, screening, enrollment and management of data, protocols and ongoing study visits

    Physician Responsibilities

    Physician acting in the role of a Principal Investigator in a research study have significant responsibilities.

    According to the Code of Federal Regulations the Clinical Site Investigator is the individual who actually conducts a clinical investigation, (i.e., under whose immediate direction the drug is administered or dispensed to a subject).  In the event an investigation is conducted by a team of individuals, the Principal Investigator is the responsible leader of the team. Two of the most important responsibilities include:

    1. Be available to sign all required documents in a timely manner
    2. Attend the IRB meeting to present the new study

    A more complete list of responsibilities is available here .

    Research Opportunities

    Types of research conducted with the Centura Health Research Center include, but are not limited to:

    • Infectious Disease
    • Cardiology
    • Orthopedics
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Family Practice
    • Device


    Contact the Centura Health Research Center

    To contact the Centura Health Research Center, call 303-260-2949 . You may also fax information to 303-765-3579.

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