Clinical Research Information

Clinical Trials

Benefits of Participating in Research
  • Research Studies offer participants access to alternative investigational products that are no cost to you or your insurance.
  • Study visits include no cost physical examinations and included study related items and procedures such as medications, lab work, ECG assessments, professional evaluations and monetary compensation.  
  • You will gain access to cutting edge investigational technologies before they become available to the public. 
  • Participation offers an opportunity to help others in the future and contribute to medical innovation.


Our tradition of clinical research excellence continues under a new banner.

We are currently enrolling for the following studies, all of which are no-cost, cutting-edge treatment options. Stipends for time and travel may be offered!


Current RCBM Study Opportunities:

Teen Depression, Ages 12-17

Adult Depression, Ages 18-65

Adult Depression & Anxiety, Ages 18-65

Adult ADHD, Ages 18-55

Teen Smoking Cessation, Ages 12-16

Study topics change frequently, so check back often!

Want to learn more?

 Please click here to fill out our research contact form.

Or contact a coordinator directly:

Lori Niewiarowski at lniewiarowski@rcbm.net , (248) 608-8800 (248) 608-8800 ext 249

Dana Hauser at dhauser@rcbm.net , (248) 608-8800 ext 226

RCBM conducts FDA mandated research studies for the evaluation of investigational medications. These studies are undertaken to assess the safety and effectiveness of these medications. If in the aggregate the medications are deemed acceptable by the FDA, they are ultimately released to the general public. Our research team works in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies to study medication-based treatments for various conditions. All of these studies are highly regulated by independent third parties. Still have questions? Please visit  https://clinicaltrials.gov/

 


Glossary of Commonly Used Terms


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About the Clinical Trials Group

About Us

The Clinical Trials Group conducts FDA mandated research studies for the evaluation of investigational medications or new indications for existing medications. These studies are undertaken to assess the safety and effectiveness of these medications. If in the aggregate the medications are deemed acceptable by the FDA, they are ultimately released to market for consumers. Our research team works in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies to study medication-based treatments for various conditions. All of these studies are highly regulated and monitored continuously by independent third parties.


Meet Our Professionals:


Joel L. Young, MD, Principal Investigator the Clinical Trials Group, Medical Director of RCBM


Jaime Saal MA, LPC, NCC, Director 


Dana Hauser, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator & Regulatory Specialist

Dana Hauser is a senior research staff member at the Clinical Trials Group. Dana has over 11 years experience in healthcare including clinical research, healthcare administration, and patient care, spanning multiple health systems in Michigan and out of state. She graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Nutrition. Dana is currently working on her thesis to complete her Masters of Administration and Management from Central Michigan University. At CTG, Dana enjoys coordinating and managing research trials for adults and adolescents in a variety of CNS and subspecialty areas of study. In addition, Dana has generous knowledge of the geriatric population, specifically in nephrology and cardiac related clinical research studies.


Lori Niewiarowski BS, GCRAD, Research Project Manager

Lori Niewiarowski is the Research Project Manager, Rater and Clinical Research Coordinator at the Clinical Trials Group. She graduated from Madonna University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She comes to RCBM with over 10 years experience in patient care, which includes Henry Ford health systems and the Detroit Medical Center. She also graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s in Clinical Research. Lori has extensive experience with conducting clinical research in various specialties. Her main focus is ethics and clinical trial management with emphasis in quality control.


Kendra Niemi MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, Sub-Investigator & Rater

Kendra is a Sub-investigator involved with the Clinical Trials Group on various levels.

Kendra received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Northern Michigan University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She earned her Master of Science degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from the University of Michigan and is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Kendra is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, specializing in the treatment of older adolescents through the aging population. Kendra integrates biological, psychological, and social elements

in her provision of services ranging from clinical research assessments, diagnostic psychiatric evaluation, psychiatric medication management, education, and psychotherapy.


Erika Samulak MA, LLPC, Research Rater

Erika Parsons completed her undergraduate study at Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology. She did her graduate study at Oakland University with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling.

Erika has worked with individuals of all age groups and ethnic backgrounds in a variety of ways such as groups, in-home, family sessions, and individual sessions. Erika holds Interest and special training in substance abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, spirituality, sexual abuse, and self esteem and relationship issues with adolescent females and women.

Erika holds great clinical interest in counseling and educating couples who are struggling with infertility, dealing with loss associated with miscarriage, and/or embarking on the process of fertility treatments.


Mavis Emma Faruolo, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator and Rater


Cimone Safilian BS, Research Assistant

Cimone is a seasoned administrative professional in healthcare and business who supports the ethical and confidential considerations related to research and good clinical practice. At CTG, she helps facilitate and provide technical assistance in current research trials. Cimone graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Child Development. She is currently working on her Masters of Clinical Psychology, specializing in Addiction Studies, at the University of Detroit Mercy.