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Research & Clinical Trials

Helping Advance Care Through Clinical Research

The Office of Research and Innovation

The Office of Research & Innovation at Mercy Health is dedicated to improving the delivery of health care for our patients by providing access to clinical trials. Clinical trials offer our patients access to cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art treatment alternatives that may otherwise be unavailable. The Office of Research and Innovation facilitates all Mercy Health Clinical Trial activities by providing support for obtaining sponsored research funds and managing research program activity.

Some highlights of the Office of Research and Innovation include:

Clinical Trial Unit

In November 2011, Mercy Health opened a 6,000 square-foot Clinical Trial Unit at our Mercy Health Saint Mary's campus in downtown Grand Rapids. This eight-bed unit offers space for Phase I through Phase II/III studies. The unit is community-based and designed with flexibility in mind.

Departmental Research

Read more about Plasma-Based Circulating MicroRNA Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease in our Research Report from the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

Innovative Community Partnerships

We have established relationships within the community, including:

  • A Biorepository Agreement with Van Andel Institute. Click here to read a story about the biorepository.
  • ClinXus
  • Michigan State University

Human Research Protection Program and Office of the Institutional Review Board

Click here to learn more about the Institutional Review Board.

Our Location

Our office is located on the third floor of the Jefferson Building on the Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus.

Contact Us

For general inquires about the Office of Research and Innovation, please contact 616-685-6109 or