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Office of Clinical Research Operations

Office of Clinical Research Operations

Research offers hope and changes lives. It provides patients access to medical advances months or years before they may become routine care. By building the foundation for better treatments and outcomes in the future, it also offers patients an opportunity to positively impact the community and future generations.

Spectrum Health continues to be a champion of clinical research since first launching clinical trials in the late 1970s. Many of those early studies - surfactant for premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed, platinum-based chemotherapy, and lasers for treatment of coronary artery disease – are now routinely used.

Our growth since the 1970s has been dramatic. Today, we are West Michigan's largest health system-based research program. More than 90 percent of Grand Rapids area clinical research studies are connected to Spectrum Health. Our team includes nearly 50 research operations professionals who facilitate hundreds of research studies in clinical specialties within cardiovascular, oncology, pediatrics, neurology/neurosurgery, women's health, emergency medicine, and many others.

Contact Information

Spectrum Health Office of Clinical Research Operations
100 Michigan Street NE, MC038
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: 616.391.3050
E-mail: researchassist@spectrumhealth.org