What is a Clinical Trial?


Dr. Robert J. Snyder, Director of Clinical Research

“Clinical trials at our clinics provide patients with access to specialized wound care and monitoring which in turn reduces the need for emergency care, a win-win for the patient and the health care system. At our office, for example, patients receive cutting-edge and innovative wound care technologies.

We work as a team with primary care physicians or specialists;

study coordinators (with participants’ permission) may update the study participants’ doctors regularly with copies of test results.”

Dr. Robert J. Snyder, Director of Clinical Research

A clinical trial is the main way that researchers and physicians find out if a new treatment, medication, or medical device is safe and more effective than what is currently being used.  Before a clinical trial can begin, it must be reviewed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Participation in a clinical trial is 100 percent voluntary and participants are closely monitored for the duration of the trial.

At Barry University Clinical Research, an integral part of the School of Podiatric Medicine, we seek to promote wound healing, which may reduce amputations, and to educate the public on prevention. Clinical trials conducted by our trained physicians may help with diabetic, venous, vascular, pressure, traumatic, post-surgical, or disease-related ulcers.

We thoroughly assess wounds before diagnosing and treating them through the development of a multidisciplinary and customized plan of care. Our organization has the equipment and experience to handle Phase II – Phase IV clinical trials, focusing on safety and effectiveness.