Clinical trials are a critical step in the journey to transform science into medicine, but they come with substantial risk and cost. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) is central to helping our investigators and industry collaborators navigate the complexities of clinical trials to set them up for success.
Supporting a quarter of a billion dollars of research annually, the CCI provides the resources needed to run clinical studies—including staffing, infrastructure, inpatient and outpatient units for patient treatment and monitoring, nursing support, and expertise to help with study design, execution, and analysis.
“We provide the infrastructure that allows our scientists to take the shots on goal needed to score that ultimate win—better treatments for patients.” —Lindsey Baden, MD
“The CCI is truly one of the crown jewels of the Brigham’s research program, enabling ‘bench to bedside and back again’ iterative science,” says physician-scientist Lindsey Baden, MD (pictured above), who directs the center and leads his own research in infectious diseases.
Leveraging years of clinical trial experience, Baden is well-versed in the myriad steps and complexities involved with safely studying human conditions in the best model we have: the human. Under his leadership, the center focuses on making clinical trials as safe, fast, and efficient as possible—providing an essential resource to investigators throughout the Brigham who are seeking new treatments and cures for our patients.
This article was originally featured in the 2018 Honor Roll, which celebrates donors to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Check out more profiles of patients, clinicians, and researchers that illustrate the power of transformative philanthropy at the Brigham.