Research and innovation have always been a vital part of the core culture at Saint Luke’s Health System. With the increasing complexity involved in conducting clinical research, it is essential that busy clinician researchers have the infrastructure and support of people with extensive knowledge in the responsible and proper conduct of research and research compliance to assure success of their projects. This is the job of the Central Office of Research Administration (CORA), dedicated to the principle that the research done at Saint Luke’s Health System meets the highest standards.
This report summarizes the research enterprise of Saint Luke’s Health System for 2015. It contains a robust portfolio of projects from many disciplines. The quality and quantity of clinical research makes Saint Luke’s a very unique place to practice medicine, and it is one of the key reasons why the very best clinicians are attracted to join us.
Quality patient care is our No. 1 priority. Access to new technology and therapy through clinical research elevates our practice and makes a vital contribution to our outstanding clinical outcomes.