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What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are specifically designed to test the effects of up and coming pharmaceutical products. Clinical trials rely upon volunteers to participate under the supervision of a study physician and other research staff members selected by the pharmaceutical company. The purpose of a clinical trial is to evaluate investigational drugs for safety, tolerability and effectiveness. All clinical trials must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) before the trials commence. This process helps ensure those patients rights as participants are protected.

What Can Volunteers Expect?

Volunteers in a clinical trial are randomly assigned to a specific study group which may be one of the following:

  1. A group receiving an investigational medication;
  2. A group receiving a placebo (sugar pill); or
  3. A group receiving a comparator medication already available on the market.

In most studies, neither the research team nor volunteer knows which product was assigned to each group. This ensures that the research teams remain unbiased when assessing the volunteers results. All volunteers will be treated equally, no matter what assignment the group has received.

Inpatient Guidelines Patient Guidelines for Inpatient Trials

It is our pleasure to welcome you to one of our inpatient sites. We are pleased to have you participate in one of our Clinical Research trials. We have taken the time to prepare for you a list of items to consider to ensure that your stay with us is as efficient, comfortable and as pleasant as possible. Please bring with you the following to your first appointment:

  • Copies of your medical records.
  • A complete list of all the medications you are taking, and how you take them. You may bring the actual medicine bottles, If that is easier.
  • Reading glasses, if necessary.

Please make sure to limit the amount of items that you bring with you for your inpatient stay at one of our sites.

Do Bring the Following for Your Stay:

  • 5 daytime outfits
  • Pajamas and/or bathrobe (belts are not allowed)
  • Toiletries and/or cosmetics
  • Hairbrush and/or comb, toothbrush (not electronic)
  • Shoes without laces
  • Reading materials
  • Personal hygiene items will be provided to you.
  • Personal ID if you have one if not please ask staff to provide you with one.

Do NOT bring the following items for Your Stay:

  • Metal/glass Items
  • Medications/vitamins/supplements
  • Appliances
  • Matches/lighters
  • Pens
  • Pagers
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Shoes with laces
  • Plastic bags
  • Erotica or pornography
  • Valuables (Watches, money, jewelry, & credit cards)
  • Any items containing alcohol (cologne, mouthwash, etc)
  • Any sharp objects (knives, nail file, scissors, and tweezers)
  • Wire hangers
  • Hair dryers
  • Bleaching items
  • Flammable liquids
  • Any aerosols
  • Sexually inappropriate materials or clothing
  • Electronic equipment (i.e. cd player, computers, tvs, fans, etc)
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Thank you for considering participation in one of our inpatient studies.

The Segal Institute Team

Outpatient Guidelines Patient Guidelines for Outpatient Trials

It is our pleasure to welcome you to one of our outpatient sites. We are pleased to have you participate in one of our Clinical Research trials. We have taken the time to prepare for you a list of items to consider to assure that your experience with us is as efficient, comfortable, and as pleasant as possible.

Please bring the following with you to your first appointment:

  • Copies of your medical records.
  • A complete list of all the medications you are taking, and how you take them. You may bring the actual bottles, if that is easier.
  • Reading glasses, if necessary.

Thank you for considering participation in one of our outpatient studies.

The Segal Institute Team

Privacy Policy Let’s protect both of us.

Privacy Policy Statement

Segal Institute for Clinical Research’s Privacy Policy is designed to protect patients who have volunteered to participate in a clinical trial. Segal Institute enacts the HIPAA Policy Act in order to ensure the protection of patients rights. The HIPAA Act has included a series of conditions that require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions. Segal Institute accumulates patients personal information, i.e. name, address, phone number, or E-mail address, only when this evidence has been voluntarily supplied.

Any time that there is any information exchanged between a patient and this website, whether that information is channeled through questionnaires or forms on this site or via regular E-mail, will be monitored Internet security measures, i.e. firewalls, in order to preserve high standards of patient confidentiality.

The information posted on this website is not intended to interfere with those relationships between patient and his or her personal physician. Information concerning diagnosis, condition, treatment, or evaluation is meant solely for educational purposes.

2. Accumulation of Evidence

Segal Institute for Clinical Research accumulates patients personal information, i.e. name, address, phone number, or E-mail address, only when this evidence has been voluntarily supplied. If a visitor wishes to keep his/her information private, or if he/she has concerns about maintaining the confidentiality of specific pieces of information within our system, then it is suggested that the visit refrain from providing this information. The information provided to us will only be used for purposes indicated in the type of form that the visitor fills out and/or questions that the visitor answers.

Use of Information

Segal Institute limits access to information only to those individuals who are responsible for responding to visitors specific requests. Segal Institute is required to reasonably safeguard protected health information (PHI) – including oral information – from any intentional or unintentional use or disclosure that is in violation of the Privacy rule. Segal Institute will attempt to contact visitors who have voluntarily submitted their information to the website’s database using the preferred method of contact that has been selected.

The information that is typically requested within the questionnaire is the city, state, and zip code of any visitor who requests information about participating in a Segal Institute clinical trial. Segal Institute requests this information in order to match visitors up with a clinical research site that is within the area. This information is also stored in our database in case there any future studies arise for which those visitors may be qualified. Segal Institute will be able to contact visitors in the future should this situation occur.

This website is meant to act as a setting for collected information for those purposes specified by visitors. Segal Institute has no control over the quality, truth, or accuracy of information supplied by visitors; it is not the responsibility of Segal Institute to determine the validity of the submitted evidence. Visitors to the website are personally responsible for the information that they voluntarily submit to Segal Institute.

Only the visitor may provide us with the authorization to use the information supplied for the purposes for which it was provided. Segal Institute is under no obligation to use or retain any of the information a visitor submits, and may choose to delete such information. The visitor must specify if he or she wants that information to be stored within our database for a certain period of time. If circumstances suggest reasons for severing ties with a certain patient, Segal Institute also has the right to suspend or terminate a visitor’s right to submit information to the website.

Segal Institute updates this website on a monthly basis, and may decide to change parts of the Privacy Policy at certain times. Visitors will receive notice of these changes based on the postings on this website.

Visitor Options

If visitors have submitted a contact form or prescreen form, and wish it to be deleted from or saved within this database, please email mnegron@segalinstitute.com. If possible please specify what contact form was filled out and when it was submitted so the proper information can be removed from the appropriate database.

Patients may also send their inquiries regarding clinical trialsĀ segaltrials@gmail.com