Our Mission is to Provide a Professional and Honest Approach to Clinical Trials
Getting involved in clinical research is simple and can make a significant difference in your life and the lives of others. Advancements in medicine and healthcare are not possible without heroic volunteers like you. See if you qualify for study today.
Clinical trials, also known as clinical research studies, are designed to study the effects of medications and devices. Volunteers who qualify to participate in a study will be under the close supervision of an experienced doctor and compassionate clinical team. The purpose of a research study is to evaluate new drugs or devices for effectiveness, safety, and tolerability. This helps the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) decide whether the drug or device should be approved. Learn more about participating in clinical research by visiting our FAQ page.
There are four phases for clinical trials. All new medications and treatments must go through each phase to be approved by the FDA.
Want to learn more about what it’s like to take part in a research study? See what current study options are available at your closest location. Health insurance is not required to participate, and you may be compensated
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Pillar Clinical Research provides manymental health study opportunities for volunteers in our local communities. We offer studies for depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, addictions, postpartum depression, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Signing up for a studyoffers many benefits:
You play an active role in your healthcare
You receive regular and careful medical attention
You receive coordinated care with your doctor, therapist, or case manager.
You gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
You help others by contributing to medical research
Our research study volunteers can be assured that our caring staff will guide you through the study process from start to finish.
Our Principal Investigators (physicians) have the experience and expertise in conducting pivotal inpatient and outpatient trials for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addictions, and more.
Inpatient and Outpatient
All of our locations have inpatient as well as outpatient clinical trials capabilities for studies that require post-dose and overnight monitoring.
Our coordinators and raters will ensure high-quality data collection. Volunteers can be assured that our staff will guide you through the study process from start to finish.
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Phase I-IV Locations
Whether you are a potential trial participant, Contract Research Organization (CRO) or a Sponsor, we encourage you to get to know Pillar and become acquainted with our standards of excellence.
Located between the northern suburbs of Chicago and the heart of downtown, Pillar's Chicago facility has outpatient space, a 24-bed inpatient research unit, and a dedicated Phase I unit with an additional 20 beds. The Chicago facility conducts Phase 1-4 studies.
The modern facility includes a 24-bed inpatient unit, a 24-bed Phase 1 unit, and an indoor smoking lounge. The NWA location has experienced clinical research staff, capable of conducting both inpatient and outpatient Phase 1-4 clinical trials.