Clinical Research Trials

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Adult Pediatric Urology
& Urogynecology

We pride ourselves on offering the latest in diagnostics and treatments for conditions of the urogenital tract. Our two clinic locations are in

Omaha and Council Bluffs. With 7 board-certified urologists and 2 board-certified urogynecologists we have proudly served Nebraska and Iowa since 1982.

Our Clinical Research Department was developed to fulfill our mission to provide high-quality patient centered care. When existing treatments fail

or significantly lower your quality of life we seek out new, safe methods that give you more options and make further advancements in the fields of urology and


About Clinical Research Trials

Clinical research and trials are at the heart of all medical advances and directly contribute to improved treatment outcomes and breakthroughs in disease treatment

and management. Urological research and trials focus on diseases and cancers of the urogenital system including the: kidneys, bladder, ureters, pelvic floor, genitals,

hormones, fertility and sexual functioning.

The goal of research and trials is to determine if a new test or treatment is safe and effective. It also offers an opportunity for patients who have exhausted

traditional treatment options or who have difficulty paying for treatments.

There are many reasons to participant in clinical trials and research. Many participants have tried and failed traditional treatments or decline due to high risk of

side effects that decrease quality of life. Others find participation as a good solution to receive highest quality expert care at no cost. Some patients participate

to help others and contribute in moving medicine forward for the future generation.

  • All study related medical exams and testing covered
  • Free treatment available, monitoring and evaluation
  • Participants may qualify for travel stipend
  • Often no insurance required
  • Contribute to research that could help others who develop same condition or disease

Clinical trials are sponsored or funded by a variety of organizations or individuals such as physicians, medical institutions, foundations, voluntary groups, and

pharmaceutical companies, in addition to federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of

Veteran’s Affairs (VA).

As a private clinic, Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology, PC is extremely selective in choosing partners and studies to ensure patient care remains the highest


Although you will receive all medical care related to the trial for free and some participants may qualify for a travel stipend most of our studies do not offer

payment for participation.

People should know as much as possible about the clinical trial and feel comfortable asking the members of the health care team questions about it, the care

expected while in a trial, and the cost of the trial. The following questions might be helpful for the participant to discuss with the health care team. Some of the

answers to these questions are found in the informed consent document.

  • What is the purpose of the study?
  • Who is going to be in the study?
  • Why do researchers believe the new treatment being tested may be effective?
  • Has it been tested before?
  • What kinds of tests and treatments are involved?
  • How do the possible risks, side effects, and the benefits in the study compare with my current


  • How might this trial affect my daily life?
  • How long will the trial last?
  • Will hospitalization be required?
  • Who will pay for the treatment?
  • Will I be reimbursed for other expenses?
  • What type of long-term follow up care is part of this study?
  • How will I know that the treatment is working?
  • Will results of the trials be provided to me?
  • Who will be in charge of my care?

Informed consent is the process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial before deciding whether or not to participate. It is also a continuing process

throughout the study to provide information for participants. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, the doctors and nurses involved in the trial

explain the details of the study. Then the research team provides an informed consent document that includes details about the study, such as its purpose, duration,

required procedures, and key contacts. Risks and potential benefits are explained in the informed consent document. The participant then decides whether or not to sign

the document. Informed consent is not a contract, and the participant may withdraw from the trial at any time.

A protocol is a study plan on which all clinical trials are based. The plan is carefully designed to safeguard the health of the participants as well as answer

specific research questions. A protocol describes what types of people can participate in the trial; the schedule of tests, procedures, medications, and dosages; and

the length of the study. While in a clinical trial, participants following a protocol are seen regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine

the safety and effectiveness of their treatment.

Clinical trials are conducted in phases. The trials at each phase have a different purpose and help scientists answer different questions:,

In Phase I trials, researchers test a new drug or treatment in a small group of people (20-80) for the first time to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage

range, and identify side effects.

In Phase II trials, the study drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people (100-300) to see if it is effective and to further evaluate its safety.

In Phase III trials, the study drug or treatment is given to large groups of people (1,000-3,000) to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to

commonly used treatments, and collect information that will allow the drug or treatment to be used safely.

In Phase IV trials, post marketing studies, delineate additional information including the drug’s risks, benefits, and optimal use.

The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, most clinical research is federally regulated with built in

safeguards to protect the participants. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study. As a

clinical trial progresses, researchers report the results of the trial at scientific meetings, to medical journals, and to various government agencies. Individual

participants’ names will remain secret and will not be mentioned in these reports.

A control is the standard by which experimental observations are evaluated. In many clinical trials, one group of patients will be given an experimental drug or

treatment, while the control group is given either a standard treatment for the illness or a placebo.

A placebo is an inactive pill, liquid, or powder that has no treatment value. In clinical trials, experimental treatments are often compared with placebos to assess

the treatment’s effectiveness. In some studies, the participants in the control group will receive a placebo instead of an active drug or treatment.

Yes. A participant can leave a clinical trial at any time. When withdrawing from the trial, the participant should let the research team know so that we may

retrieve any remaining medication and do an exit visit if possible.

Contact us by email [email protected] or by phone (tracking number that forwards

the 402-399-7893)

FDA Statement on Clinical Trials

Research Team

Andrew Trainer,
M.D., F.A.C.S., C.P.I.
Principal Investigator

Rebecca McCrery,
M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.O.G.
Principal Investigator

Amy Nelson,
M.A., B.S., C.C.R.C.
Research Coordinator

Tara Walia,
Research Coordinator

Susan Wiley,
Research Coordinator

Monysha Velasco,
MA Research Coordinator

Liz Artherton,
Oncology Nurse Navigator

Katie Krimmel,
Regulatory Specialist

Christopher Cheuvront,
Marketing Coordinator


Research Partners

  • Two clinic locations in Omaha and Council Bluffs
  • An onsite ambulatory

    surgical center

  • Fully staffed and accredited clinical research department
  • Full-time regulatory specialist with experience in IRB processes
  • Dedicated marketing department with experience in clinical trials
  • Advanced prostate cancer treatment team
  • Full time oncology nurse navigator
  • On-site radiology and diagnostics: CAT scan, Doppler, ultrasound, biofeedback, and urodynamics
  • Two freezers maintained at -20 C and -70 C per regulatory requirements
  • Contracted MRI and bone scan services

*Our service area draws from a population of over 1 million people with a significant cross section of diversity from urban, rural and suburban communities as well

as Offutt Air Force Base.

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Please contact our research team
with any questions about our
clinical trials

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10707 Pacific Street
Suite 101
Omaha, NE 68114
United States

Phone: (402) 769-3089
Fax: 402-397-8703


3434 West Broadway
Suite 102
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
United States

Phone: (402) 769-3089