Research at Huntington Hospital
At Huntington Hospital we are committed to improving medical care and outcomes
through research innovation. Our Clinical Research Department provides
support for medical research in a clinical setting. Carefully selected
clinical research trials complement our compassionate community care,
and allow our physicians and nurses to explore new ideas and push the
practice of medicine forward.
Our Clinical Trials.
Whether we are studying a new leadless pacemaker that can reduce infection
and restriction of patient mobility, or examining new methods of pain
control for women undergoing breast cancer surgery, our team is always
looking for new ways to improve patients’ outcomes and experiences.
For more information, contact our Clinical Research Department
Currently we have many open clinical trials, primarily in the areas of
Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology. Some highlights from these programs include:
Cardiovascular – Our cardiovascular trials include studies of investigational drugs
that may help lower cholesterol, treat irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation)
and prevent heart attacks. We also conduct clinical trials of approved
and investigational devices, including those approved to treat heart failure,
investigational pacemakers without leads, investigational implantable
defibrillators that are MRI-compatible, and an approved cardiac defibrillator
that may help diabetes patients.
Neurology – Our neurology studies look at drugs that may help and prevent
strokes and TIAs (transient ischemic attacks).
Oncology – Our oncology trials include studies sponsored by the National
Cancer Institute (NCI) as well as studies developed by physicians at Huntington
Hospital. Our team is always looking for new technologies that may improve
outcomes and better control pain for breast cancer patients undergoing
surgery. We also conduct alternative medicine studies looking at how acupuncture
and meditation may help cancer patients.
Nursing Research & Innovation.
At Huntington Hospital we are committed to advancing nursing excellence
and nursing care through nursing research. RNs learn how to find research
evidence and best practices in order to improve nursing care and support
care delivery. RNs participate in nursing research to systematically solve
clinical problems they identify and present these findings to inform others
at professional conferences. Learn more about
As a patient at Huntington Hospital you will always receive excellent medical
care. You may also be eligible to gain access to research trials. Participation
in research can help benefit future medical treatments, and the team at
Huntington Hospital values the commitment made by our patients who choose
to participate in clinical trials.
Our Clinical Research Department is staffed by professional nurses who
are dedicated to clinical research and their patient. They provide exceptional
care to their patients and are available to provide support and answer
questions should you choose to participate in a clinical trial.
To find out if you are a good candidate for a current research trial, call
us at (626) 397-3877.
As an organization we value research activity. Our commitment to clinical
investigation and comprehensive support will make us an excellent partner
in your efforts to bring new treatments to patients. Huntington Hospital
has been the research program of choice for many research sponsors, due
to our large and complex patient population. Additionally we provide excellent
support including detailed record-keeping and a strict dedication to quality control.
Our research team is staffed by five full-time registered nurses dedicated
solely to our clinical trials, as well as a full-time regulatory manager
and full-time contracts and budgets manager. Our research nurses bring
over 100 years of combined nursing experience, and over 25 years of combined
For our 2015-2016 studies:
- Average start-up time was 83 days.
- In the top ten enrolling sites for six out of our 12 cardiovascular studies.
- Protocol deviation rate is 0%.
- Average data submission time is under 3 days.
- Compliance rate with study window is 100%.
- Withdrawal rate is 0.76%.
We have experience with NIH, NCI, NHLBI, NINDS, and industry sponsored
studies. We work with many large research institutes, pharmaceutical companies,
medical device companies, and CROs. Most of our current sponsors have
worked with us for several years and on many different studies demonstrating
their satisfaction in our program and their confidence in our results.
We have also built ongoing relationships with sponsors such as Sanofi,
Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, University of Rochester, University
of California at Los Angeles and Duke Clinical Research Institute.
We are working with new sponsors all of the time and would appreciate the
opportunity to work with you.
To learn more about how we may be able to work together, call (626) 397-3877.