Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Academic Office of Clinical Trials

The Academic Office of Clinical Trials provides leadership for clinical trials operations and provides new and experienced investigators with staff resources to maximize Houston Methodist’s ability to conduct innovative clinical research.


6565 Fannin, MGJ3-017
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-441-3250
Fax: 713-793-7000

Director of Operations

Julie Sicam, MT (ASCP), MSHS


  • To provide investigators with experienced and certified research coordinators and regulatory personnel to support internally and externally sponsored clinical research
  • To serve as a liaison between investigators and industry sponsors
  • To promote the growth and development of staff coordinating clinical trials
  • To facilitate the integration of clinical research operations throughout Houston Methodist


Scope of Research Services


  Regulatory Support   Research Coordinator Support   Financial Support
  • IRB submissions
  • Informed consent preparation
  • IRB amendments
  • Regulatory document preparation & management
  • Study feasibility
  • Study initiation
  • Investigator meetings
  • Subject screening
  • Subject enrollment
  • Subject follow-up
  • Specimen collection
  • IP accountability
  • Data collection
  • CRF completion
  • CTMS entry
  • Monitoring Visits
  • Study closeout
  • Cost assessment
  • Study budget preparation
  • Study budget negotiation
  • Invoicing
  • Financial reporting
  • Reconciliation of the study
    cost center