The Loretto Hospital Clinical Research Department

The Loretto Hospital has launched a new FDA-approved clinical trials program! The new clinical trials program is a collaboration with, and fully funded by Affinity Health Together, The Loretto Hospital and Affinity will research new effective and safe medical treatments for a host of medical conditions.

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Current studies include:

  • Asthma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pericarditis
  • Low Testosterone

If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, you may qualify to participate in one of our studies. Qualified participants have access to:

  • Free medication throughout the clinical trial
  • Free health care over the course of the study
  • Free transportation to doctor’s visits
  • Compensation for your time

Help us improve the landscape of health and health care on the Greater West Side of Chicago.

To learn more about The Loretto Hospital’s Clinical Trials program, or to learn how you or a loved one can participate in one of our studies, please fill out the form below or call (877) LTRIALS or (877) 587-4257

About Clinical Studies

Clinical studies are designed to add to medical knowledge related to the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases or conditions. Some common reasons for conducting clinical studies include:

  • Evaluating one or more interventions (for example, drugs, medical devices, approaches to surgery or radiation therapy) for treating a disease, syndrome, or condition
  • Finding ways to prevent the initial development or recurrence of a disease or condition. These can include medicines, vaccines, or lifestyle changes, among other approaches.
  • Evaluating one or more interventions aimed at identifying or diagnosing a particular disease or condition
  • Examining methods for identifying a condition or the risk factors for that condition
  • Exploring and measuring ways to improve the comfort and quality of life through supportive care for people with a chronic illness


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