Clinical Trials (Accellacare)
Clinical Trials Enrolling
See the full list of clinical trials currently enrolling at Accellacare.
Deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial is an important and very personal decision.
That is why the providers at McFarland Clinic take many factors into consideration before recommending to our patients participation in cutting-edge medical research. Our goal is to ensure the best medical care is provided to our patients while maintaining an active role in the development of new treatments and medications.
McFarland Clinic has partnered with Accellacare to offer our patients and communities the opportunity to participate in clinical research. Within this partnership, we have committed to...
- Ensuring that our patients have access to cutting-edge medical research and that they receive the very best care.
- Contributing to the development of new medicines, medical devices, and vaccines that one day may positively impact the health of millions.
- Educating people about clinical research, connecting them with clinical research study opportunities, and monitoring the health and safety of each patient.
Learn more about Accellacare
Accellacare conducts research studies with a safe and patient-focused approach. When you participate in a clinical trial at Accellacare, you will be welcomed by professional, caring staff who will guide you through the process and help you feel comfortable and appreciated as a research trial volunteer. You will visit with the investigator (physician) or other members of the study team for health assessments, physical exams, laboratory tests, or other procedures required by the study protocol. It is important to us that you feel confident about being a clinical trial participant.
Please contact Accellacare Research to speak with a member of their team about clinical trial participation. You can also visit the Accellacare website to learn more or email McFarland@accellacare.com.
Locations & Hours
Clinical trials are research studies designed to answer specific questions about investigational medications that may benefit future patients and current research participants. The trials are designed to assess both the safety and effectiveness of a product and are carefully conducted under rigorous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.
If you have ever taken prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, your life has been touched by clinical research and its amazing clinic trial participants. Through the important clinical research process, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines are developed for those who need the most.
Are you interested in learning more about participating in a clinical trial? Click the following link to see studies currently taking enrollments:
Pediatric Episodic Migraine Study (12-17)
Need more options for migraine pain? Now enrolling for a research study for adolescents 12-17 years old. Sign up for more information.
Adult Migraine – Botox Study (18+)
Need more options for migraine pain? Accellacare is enrolling in migraine research studies. Sign up for more information.
Bellus Chronic Cough Study
Have an unexplained cough that won’t stop? Accellacare is enrolling volunteers who are experiencing chronic cough for at least 1 year to participate in a paid research study. Other criteria apply. This study will assess the effectiveness of a study medication aimed at reducing the frequency of your cough. Eligible volunteers will receive study-related care at no cost and compensation of up to $1,250 for time and travel. Sign up for more information.
Heart Monitor Research Study
Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm with common symptoms such as fatigue, chest pain, trouble breathing and dizziness. We are enrolling volunteers for a research study evaluating an investigational heart monitor wrist-worn wearable device. People aged 22 years or older and who have (or have not) been diagnosed with AFib may be eligible, other criteria apply. Financial compensation of up to $150 will also be provided for time and travel expenses. Sign up for more information.
Cancer Clinical Trials
Additional clinical trials are available through the William R. Bliss Cancer Center, a service of Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic.
Accellacare at McFarland Clinic has a bachelor's trained nurse serving as manager of clinical operations. A variety of physicians from a range of specialties at McFarland Clinic serve as primary investigators. Our goal is to be able to offer new and promising treatment options to our patients who may not fully benefit from standard treatments or who want to try to continue improving their health status.
Erin Hackett, RN, BSN, CCRC
Manager of Clinical Operations
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I have to pay for study medications and procedures?
Nothing. All procedures and medications related to the study will be provided at no charge to the patient.
Will my insurance be charged for these procedures?
No. All study related procedures and medications are provided by the sponsor of the study so neither the patient nor their insurance are charged.
What benefits are there for participating in a study?
As a participant in a study, you will be given the opportunity to be one of the first to receive the benefits of a new medicine before it is even on the market for use. Additionally the study medication may provide improved results over what is already available on the market or what you may have been prescribed.
How do I get involved with a clinical trial?
If you think you would be a good candidate for a study, simply contact Accellacare at 515-956-4159, or you can talk to your health care provider while at an appointment.
If I don't live in Ames, can I be in a study and be seen at my local McFarland Clinic?
You can be in a study, but we are unable to travel away from our office in Ames due to government regulations on the storage of medications and other guidelines set for the studies. Some studies, however, will offer a stipend which can be used toward travel expenses for the patient.