Current Research Studies - Brain & Spine

The following list contains research studies in which the OSF Illinois Neurological Institute is enrolling participants.

For additional information on the research studies listed below, or to inquire about enrollment, contact the individual listed for the study.

Multiple Sclerosis

  • VERISMO - An Observational Study of Ocrelizumab-Treated Patients with Multiple Sclerosis to Determine the Incidence and Mortality Rates of Breast Cancer and All Malignancies

  • Summary: The goal of this study is to assess and characterize the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer, all malignancies, and the long-tern safety regarding serious adverse events among patients with multiple sclerosis newly exposed to ocrelizumub under routine clinical care.

    Investigator: Diana Londono

    Location: OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    Contact: Savannah Cranford, 309-624-3994,  savannah.j.cranford@osfhealthcare.org

  • NARCRMS - North American Registry for Care and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

  • Summary: NARCRMS is a database intended to collect longitudinal physician-reported and clinical information from people with multiple sclerosis (MS) over a long period of time and will bring together information and data collected in multiple registries and databases across the U.S. and Canada.

    Investigator: Diana Londono

    Location: OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    Contact: Savannah Cranford, 309-624-3994,  savannah.j.cranford@osfhealthcare.org

  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Parallel Group, Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel in Subjects With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

  • Summary: This is a multiple dose study to estimate the response rate, and examine the safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel (Acthar) in subjects with RRMS who have not responded to high dose steroids. 

    Investigator: Diana Londono

    Location: OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    ClinicalTrials.gov:  NCT03126760

    Contact: Nicole McEnroe, 309-624-5009,  nicole.r.mcenroe@osfhealthcare.org

Neuro-Vestibular

  • AVERT - Acute Video-oculography for Vertigo in Emergency Rooms for Rapid Triage

  • Summary: This study is comparing video-oculography (VOG)-guided care to standard care to assess accuracy of diagnoses and initial management decisions for emergency department (ED) patients with a chief symptom of vertigo or dizziness suspected to be of vestibular cause.

    Investigator: Jorge Kattah

    Location: OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    ClinicalTrials.gov:  NCT02483429

    Contact: Mary Buttice, 309-624-8401, Mary.C.Buttice@osfhealthcare.org

Stroke / Cerebrovascular

  • What are the characteristics of survivors and caregivers attending stroke camp?

  • Summary: This study is a descriptive survey of adult stroke survivors and stroke caregivers who have attended stroke camp to obtain demographic characteristics and effects of the stroke camp on perceptions of depression, isolation, and loneliness.

    Investigator: Maureen Mathews

    Location: OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    Contact: Judi Beck, 309-624-3240, Judith.M.Beck@osfhealthcare.org