Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Research Program

The Clinical Research Program (NU-CRP) team works with principle investigators to develop and negotiate the study budgets as well as clinical trial agreements with the Industry Sponsors, to prepare IRB initial applications and to set up all necessary study accounts with Northwestern University as well as Northwestern Memorial Hospital. NU-CRP staff can administer a wide-variety of diagnostic, symptomatology, and cognitive assessments. Our team includes trained MRI technicians and phlebotomists.

The Clinical Research Program (NU-CRP) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine facilitates the conduction of translational neuroscience research for department Principle Investigators (PIs). Our team helps PIs to develop and negotiate the study budgets as well as clinical trial agreements with the Industry Sponsors, to prepare IRB initial applications and to set up all necessary study accounts with Northwestern University as well as Northwestern Memorial Hospital. NU-CRP staff are competent to administer a wide-variety of diagnostic, symptomatology and cognitive assessments. Additionally, NU-CRP has staff members who are fully trained MRI technicians and phlebotomists.

Our PIs' clinical trials shed light on the neurobiological abnormalities that cause psychotic spectrum disorders and promote its progression, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and healthy individuals. Their research seeks to improve the ability to diagnose psychiatric disorders early in their course, when the possibility of recovery is greatest, and to develop disease-altering treatments. Areas of special emphasis include neuroimaging, genetics, and psychotherapies specially designed to impact neurobiological processes. Our PIs have both interventional (pharmacological and device interventions) and observational clinical research studies.

The Clinical Trial Unit of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences occupies 3776 square feet of space on the 15th floor of the 680 N. Lake Shore Drive building, and is in an access restricted suite that is connected to the administrative and faculty offices via a locked doorway. In addition to office and workstation space for clinic staff, the clinic includes 5 interview rooms, 2 cognition rooms, an eye-tracking room, a modern laboratory for processing biological specimens, a phlebotomy area with 1 station for drawing blood (including one reclining chair), and a fully equipped exam room for physical exams. The exam/interview rooms range in size from 100 square feet to 200 square feet and easily accommodate such items as an eye tracking equipment and other large-sized equipment. In addition, the clinic offers a comfortable, open reception area; three conference rooms available at the same floor; a kitchen in which participant snacks are prepared; large data space for multiple file cabinets; and one private restroom within the suite and four public restrooms located in the hallway outside of the suite.

Meet Our Team

Connect with our program team via the information below.

Marko Mihailovic, MAO, LCPC, CCRC

Marko Mihailovic, MAO, LCPC, CCRC
Clinical Research Manager
312-503-9096

Pamela Voss-Fairchild, MA

Pamela Voss-Fairchild, MA
Research Programs Coordinator 2
312-503-5235

Melody Fairchild, MAT

Melody Fairchild, MAT
Research Programs Coordinator
312-503-7071

Cale Wardell

Cale Wardell
Research Coordinator
312-503-9076

Germaine Gagni, MA

Germaine Gagni, MA
Research Study Assistant
312-503-9092

Krina Adhikari

Krina Adhikari
Research Study Assistant
312-503-9095

Kailyn O’Connor

Kailyn O’Connor
Research Study Assistant
312-503-2625

Emma Little

Emma Little
Program Assistant
312-503-9100

Contact Us

680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1520
Chicago, IL 60611
312-503-9100