Clinical Translation &

 At Houston Methodist, our deep commitment to finding new ways to prevent and treat illness so as to improve the health of our patients means that our primary goal is to make a clinical trial available to every person who needs and wants to participate in one. Houston Methodist monitors more than 300 clinical protocols; while not all of them are actively enrolling patients at this time, many are, with new ones being opened every month.

The Cockrell Centers for Advanced Therapeutics are located throughout the greater Houston metro area. They provide services, staffing and facilities to physicians for conducting internally and externally sponsored clinical research close to their practices. The Cockrell Centers also offer a Clinical Research Phase 1 Unit located in the Texas Medical Center that can conduct advanced pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic evaluations for early-phase and proof-of-concept clinical trials.

Our clinical research services for physicians and research investigators include:

  • Research outpatient services
  • Regulatory and budget management
  • Private rooms for infusion
  • Fully equipped specimen processing laboratory
  • Adjacent state-of-the-art inpatient services, including critical care monitoring
  • Secure storage, preparation, and dispensing services for investigational products with 24/7 temperature monitoring
  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic sampling (extended hours)
New Alzheimer's Trial at houston methodist 

Houston Methodist is the only site in Texas offering access to a clinical study to determine the efficacy of investigational drug T-817MA for slowing Alzheimer's progression. Learn More.

Clinical Research Phase I Unit

The Clinical Research Phase 1 Unit located at our Texas Medical Center campus supports early phase I and II clinical trials and offers advanced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluations. Learn More.

COapt trial for mitral regurgitation

The COAPT Trial for Functional Mitral Regurgitation is evaluating the treatment of functional mitral regurgitation, or leaky mitral valve, using the MitraClip® System in patients with symptomatic heart failure. Learn More.

Drugcomboranker - A bioinformatics tool

DrugComboRanker is a bioinformatics tool that accelerates 'Drug Combination' discovery based on target network analysis. Learn More.