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Research Happenings

How do we solve today’s critical healthcare challenges?

Those on the front lines of patient care are in a unique position to answer that question. As clinicians, they hear patients’ concerns, observe clinical problems and collaborate to improve care. They’re healthcare problem solvers, and that makes them promising contributors to translational research.

We're excited to share research from Carle that will improve medical practices and health outcomes through the research enterprise.

Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute
COVID-19 update

The emergence of COVID-19 in our community has triggered a number of preventive measures
at SFCRI that impact our ability to support clinical research.

Questions about human subject research during COVID-19?


Carle's Human Subjects Protection Program has issued the following guidance regarding human subjects research and COVID-19

This information may be updated frequently.
(Issued April 1, 2020)

Our Research Works

Safety and Efficacy of Apixaban vs Enoxaparin for Preventing Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism in Women Undergoing Surgery for Gynecologic Malignant Neoplasm

This study seeks to answer the question: Is there an efficacious and safe oral treatment for thromboprophylaxis in postoperative patients with suspected gynecologic malignant neoplasms? Read abstract.

Georgina Cheng, MD, PhD

Cancer, Clinical Investigator, da Vinci Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Oncology, Robotic Surgery


Perampanel in Real-World Clinical Care of Patients with Epilepsy at Carle: Regional Comparison of Results from PROVE Study 506

Research presented (in figure 5) shows how expertise in choosing the right medication can make a big impact on patients lives. This is expertise that outperformed the other epilepsy centers in the country, and is expertise available at Carle. View research poster presentation

Graham R Huesmann, MD, PhD

Epilepsy, Clinical Investigator, Neurology, Neurosciences

Mechano-acoustic sensing of physiological processes and body motions via a soft wireless device placed at the suprasternal notch.

This report describes use of a first-ever, small, wireless sensor which listens to the body like a stethoscope and records movements. The device, which is the size of a band-aid, can be worn on the neck during sleep. Chest movement, breathing, and heart activity allow determination of sleep stages and detection of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This unique technology paves the way for diagnosis of OSA and other breathing abnormalities in the comfort of one’s own bed. Read abstract.

Charles Davies, MD, PhD

Sleep Medicine, Clinical Investigator, Neurology, Neurosciences

Research Events

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Our Published Works

It's been a busy year at Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute and we are excited
to highlight the scientific work that has been produced by our clinicians in 2020.

2020 Published Work (as of July 1)
2019 Published Work