Angies ListLinkedInGoogle +Facebook
(203) 845-4800

Clinical Trials

Today, we have better and more effective drugs and therapies for many diseases because of the research conducted in clinical trials.   As a result, survival rates have increased and the quality of life has improved for many people. Some of these drugs and therapies would not be available today if it were not for research programs and patients willing to participate in clinical trials.

Participate in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials typically evaluate new treatments for very specific conditions.  Therefore, there are strict criteria used to evaluate eligible candidates for each study.  Our research teams will review your case during the diagnosis stage to see if you meet the criteria for any of our clinical trials.  Participation in clinical trials is always voluntary and you will never be enrolled without your consent.  Please ask your doctor about these trials if you are interested; you will be paid a fee for your participation, and all healthcare charges related to the study are at no cost to you.

Clinical Trials Available for Volunteers

The following clinical trials are currently being performed by the Norwalk Medical Group:

  • Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    General Requirements:

    • Have Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Suffering from chronic abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea symptoms
    • 18-80 years of age
  • Diabetes Mellitus

    General Requirements:

    • Have Type 2 Diabetes

    • Currently taking any anti-diabetic background therapy or controlling your diabetes with diet and exercise only

    • Age 18 or older

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial or want more information about these trials, which will test a new type of investigational tablet, please contact your doctor or Patricia Northrup, Clinical Research Coordinator, at (203) 845-4860,

Oncology Clinical Trials Available

We typically have 15-25 oncology and hematology research trials in progress at all times. We are currently conducting clinical trials at the Norwalk Hospital/Whittingham Cancer Center relating to the following areas: 

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Colon
  • Hematology
  • Lung
  • Esophageal
  • Head and Neck
  • Ovarian
  • Bladder

To learn about these trials and your eligibility, please contact your doctor or:

–   Dr. Richard Frank, Director of Cancer Research, (203) 845-4899

–   Jennifer Long, APRN, Clinical Research Coordinator, (203) 852-2996 or

–    Rita Lynn Ort, RN, Oncology Clinical Specialist, (203) 852-3063

See also Oncology & Hematology, Whittingham Cancer Center