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Research at Metro Health

The clinical research department was launched in 2009 and has grown rapidly over the course of this time.  The scope of what we do is concentrated in large part to cardiovascular medicine.  We are also involved with supporting oncology research at the Metro Health Cancer Center and the research efforts of our physician residency program.  Please visit the Clinical Trials Listing for more information about clinical trials and the research being conducted at Metro Health.

Metro Health requires all human subjects research being conducted at any Metro Health facility be reviewed and approved by the Metro Health IRB prior to initiation of any research related activites.  Access the following links to assist you with the IRB submission process:

Research Training Requirement for Metro Health

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Forms and Templates

Need help analyzing your data?   Metro Health has recently made the transition to utilizing the Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) at GVSU for stats support.  Visit the SCC at to schedule an appointment.

Contact Information
Carmen Heaney, Director 616-252-5020
Maureen Oostendorp, IRB Administrator 616-252-5026
Bethany Stanisiewski, Finance 616-252-0781


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