Current Studies

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease. Typically presents with difficulty swallowing or food becoming lodged in the esophagus. We are currently seeking participants 18 years or older who have been diagnosed with EOE or have a subjective reporting of four or more episodes of dysphagia over a two week period. Participants receive all study related care and medication at no cost. No insurance is required.

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Crohn’s Disease

IM011-023 Study
The purpose of the IM011-023 study is to evaluate how well an oral investigational drug (called BMS-986165) works and how safe it is for patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease. If eligible to enroll in this study, you may receive the study drug or placebo (a pill that looks like the study drug but does not contain an active medicine). All study-related medical procedures and tests will be provided at no cost to you.

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Ulcerative Colitis

IM011-024 Study
Have you been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC)? The Louisiana Research Center is conducting a clinical study for subjects with moderate to severe UC. You may be eligible to enroll. Learn more by clicking the link below. Participants receive all study related care and medication at no cost. Possible compensation for time and travel to each study participant.

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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

NASH is a chronic and progressive disease caused by fat deposition in the liver, which cause inflammation and damage of the liver. If not treated, NASH can develop into cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, which are all severe diseases. It is unknown why some people develop NASH and others don’t, but people with certain medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol are at a higher risk of developing this disease. Interested to learn more about the NASH studies offered and if one may be a good fit for you? Click the link below to learn more about the NASH studies we offer.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

We are currently enrolling in several CRC screening studies. Participants must be at least 40 years or older and be scheduled for a screening colonoscopy.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Symptoms including bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation or both and abdominal pain. We are currently enrolling in an IBS with abdominal Pain. Participants must be 18-70 years of age with a clinical diagnosis of IBS-C or IBS-D.

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic disease in which the bile ducts inside and outside the liver become inflamed and scarred. If you have been diagnosed with PSC and are interested in participating in a clinical study, please click the button below.

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Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a bacteria that causes people to become sick with severe diarrhea and colitis. It is common for people to have recurrent C. diff infections. In most cases, people develop C. diff while on or after taking antibiotics. In some cases, C. diff can be fatal. The Louisiana Research Center is currently conducting some C. diff studies. To learn more about those studies, click the button below:

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