Becoming a Principal Investigator
The Clinical Trials Office at Baton Rouge General Medical Center offers
a variety of services to clinical research investigators. Being involved
in clinical trials enables physicians to learn and become exposed to new
Sponsored research studies include research projects that are designed
and funded by pharmaceutical and device companies and government agencies.
The Clinical Trials Office can support investigators who are approached
by a sponsor to conduct a clinical trial. Our team provides protocol review,
feasibility assessment, contract and budget negotiations, regulatory document
collection and preparation, informed consent form preparation, IRB submissions,
study coordination, data collection and submission, and guidance for the
successful completion of the trial.
For more information about clinical trials at Baton Rouge General, contact
the Clinical Trials Office at (225) 237-1674 or
Investigator-initiated research studies include research projects designed
and led by senior physicians, residents, clinical personnel, and medical
students affiliated with the hospital. Our office provides consultation
in protocol development and feasibility, information about regulatory
requirements, guidance in preparation of presentations and publications
of research data, and in-house connections with potential collaborators.
We also assist investigators in identifying funding sources for their
clinical research when needed.
For more information about initiating clinical research at Baton Rouge
General, contact Dr. Caasy Thomas-Porch at (225) 237-1768 or