The Research Department is a department of the Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation (NEIMEF). NEIMEF includes the Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center which serves as the home clinic for the Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program. The Research Department was established to facilitate the opportunity for patients and providers from our practice to be able to participate in clinical research protocols.
Since 1992, NEIMEF has participated in over 90 clinical research protocols. Most of these protocols are sponsored phase II-IV pharmaceutical clinical trials. We participate in clinical protocols involving disease states which are commonly treated by Family Medicine physicians. Specific areas of emphasis for our site include: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoarthritis, and depression. NEIMEF utilizes a complete electronic patient medical record which assists our research activities.
Our experienced research team includes: John E. Sutherland, M.D., Matthew E. Ulven, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Pam Trenkamp, R.N., CCRC, and Angie Bixby-Ellerman, CRC.