Clinical Research Center

A Division of Center for Cough

Qualifying for Clinical Research Clinical Trial

Thank You for your interest in the Clinical Research Center, a division of Center for Cough. The Clinical Research Center at Center for Cough is our hub for clinical trials, also known as clinical studies. Clinical trials evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs and devices that are being considered for FDA approval and for availability to the public. This page introduces you to clinical research and the reasons you may want to consider volunteering for a clinical trial at Center for Cough. Clinical trial volunteers make a significant contribution toward advancing effective medical treatment and improved health outcomes. Dr. Mandel Sher and the Center for Cough team are proud to be designated a clinical trials site and offering clinical studies as a treatment option.

Protecting patient safety and patient privacy is the highest priority in conducting clinical trials. Clinical research is regulated and carefully monitored to ensure that the highest standards of compliance are being met. Doctors who conduct clinical trials are also known as clinical research Investigators. Dr. Mandel Sher is the Principal Investigator for clinical research at Center for Cough. Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough have consistently been selected as a site for clinical studies based on their thorough and careful enrollment process, availability of a dedicated Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator to explain information and address questions, positive experience and high satisfaction among clinical trial volunteers, and reliable and accurate data collection.

Dr. Mandel Sher is a national leader in diagnosing and treating people suffering with chronic cough. As part of his passion for improving outcomes for this under-diagnosed and under-treated debilitating medical condition, Dr. Sher is also a frequent speaker at national professional society meetings, and leading investigator of clinical trials evaluating cough drugs. Dr. Sher has been leading clinical trials at Center for Cough since 2009, and has been participating in clinical research for other medical indicators for decades. Dr. Sher is one of only a handful of dedicated cough doctors in the United States. His collaboration with cough doctors, scientists, and researchers around the world put him at the forefront of Cough treatment.

You do not need to be a current patient of Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough in order to be eligible to participate in a clinical trial. Patients who qualify for clinical research and those who do not, are all treated to the same standard of world-class cough care and patient service at Center for Cough. All clinical trials are conducted in a private, well equipped medical setting in our mid-Pinellas County location in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

find a clinical trial FloridaView our currently enrolling clinical trials. If interested in participating in a clinical research trial, but do not see one you may qualify for at this time, please follow our Facebook page or call to get on our future volunteer list so we can keep you informed of upcoming opportunities.

what is clinical trialClinical trials are research studies that investigate new treatments or devices. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and analyzes information from clinical trials to determine whether a drug or device should be approved and made available to the public. Medications that are available now have resulted from successful clinical research and FDA approval.

Clinical trials give patients access to cutting-edge treatments before they become available to the public. In addition to acting proactively to benefit yourself now, by volunteering for a clinical trial you will be helping others by advancing tomorrow’s medicines today.

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about how and why clinical trials are conducted at Center for Cough.

Clinical research volunteer

Read what our clinical trial volunteers are saying about their experience participating in a clinical research study at the Center for Cough Clinical Research Center.