CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation and Advanced Clinical Care

Who we are:

The CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation & Advanced Clinical Care (CIIACC) leads the mission to support and grow research and advanced clinical care across CHRISTUS Health. Our vision is to continue to improve the quality of care provided to our patients by bringing to them in the communities that they live, advanced clinical care in the form of clinical trials that are conducted in a financially responsible and ethical manner. With nearly 230 physician investigators, we conduct close to 350 active clinical research studies in 20 facilities across the system. Our domestic footprint spans across the states of Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas and internationally in Chile, Colombia and Mexico and we offer clinical trials in both adult and pediatric specialties.

The CIIACC consists of three (3) offices:

  • Office of Investigator Support
  • Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Finance
  • Office of Human Subject Research Protection Program

What we offer:

  • Office of Investigator Support
    • Feasibility review, research planning, development, implementation and support
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
    • Budget and contract development and negotiations, invoicing/billing, charge review, financial reporting, accounts receivable management
  • Human Subject Research Protection Programs
    • Full, exempt and expedited reviews of protocols and informed consents, human subject protection training, Adverse Events/IND safety reports

Research Locations

  • Louisiana (LA)
  • Northeast Texas (NETX)
  • New Mexico (NM)
  • Southeast Texas (SETX)
  • South Texas – Santa Rosa (STX – SR)
  • South Texas – Spohn (STX – SPOHN)