Why Abrazo Clinical & Translational Research Institute?

Abrazo Clinical & Transformational Research Institute (CTRI) is dedicated to enhancing access to health and medical services, and improving the overall patient experience through medical education and evidence-based care practices.

For Patients

  • Patients often are the first to receive promising new treatments before they become available in the community.
  • As a patient you are helping others with the same disease to improve their health, now and in the future.
  • Patients help physicians advance knowledge about the causes, progression and treatment of disease.

For Physicians

  • CTRI, a centralized research department, was created to help coordinate operation of industry-sponsored clinical research for Abrazo-employed physicians and Abrazo-affiliated physicians. The department also facilitates regulatory and legal requirements related to research at all Abrazo hospitals and clinics.
  • CTRI provides a number of services to help physician investigators perform clinical studies, an essential component of bringing research discoveries from the lab bench to the bedside. Services include:
    - Experienced clinical research coordinators
    - Management of regulatory documents and IRB submissions
    - Budget and contract management for industry sponsored studies
    - Financial management for external investigators
     (Physicians who practice at Abrazo facilities but are not employed by Abrazo.)

The Staff

The staff is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, enhancing access to health and medical services, and improving the overall patient experience through medical education and evidence-based care practice.

Clinical Research

Clinical research plays an integral role in transforming scientific discoveries into real-world therapies that prevent and treat illness and foster our mission of helping people achieve health for life. New therapies, devices, medications, treatments, and the improvement of medical knowledge all begin with clinical studies and research. 

Clinical Studies

CTRI offers a wide range of studies located at Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals. Studies include the treatment of:

  • Acute venous thrombosis
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Articular cartilage lesions
  • Calcified peripheral artery disease
  • Chronic venous leg ulcers
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Iliofemoral vein obstruction
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Wound Care

Physicians interested in partnering with the Abrazo Clinical & Translational Research Institute (CTRI), please call (602) 674-6758 or email Ann Becker at abecker@abrazohealth.com