Office of Research & Innovation
The Office of Research & Innovation at Mercy Health is dedicated to improving the delivery of health care for our patients by providing access to clinical trials. Clinical trials offer our patients access to cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art treatment alternatives that may otherwise be unavailable. The Office of Research and Innovation facilitates all Mercy Health Clinical Trial activities by providing support for obtaining sponsored research funds and managing research program activity.
Please contact Susan Hoppough, the Executive Director of the Office of Research and Innovation, at 616-685-5206 before you start your research project. She will provide guidance as it relates specifically to your project.
The dedicated staff of the Office of Research and Innovation has over 20 years research experience in both industry-sponsored drug and device trials, and investigator-initiated studies. Our clinical research professionals include clinical research coordinators, clinical research assistants, a tissue procurement specialist, a clinical research pharmacist and a financial analyst, as well as grants and contracts assistance.
Innovative Community Partnerships
We have established relationships within the community, including:
- A Biorepository Agreement with Van Andel Institute. Click here to read a Mlive.com story about the biorepository.
- Michigan State University
Read more about Plasma-Based Circulating MicroRNA Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease in our Research Report from the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
Our office is located on the third floor of the Jefferson Building at Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus in Grand Rapids and on the second floor of the West Shore Professional Building at the Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon.
For general inquires about the Office of Research and Innovation, please contact 616-685-6198 or
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