Clinical Research


Is clinical research right for you?


In clinical research, patients with specific conditions volunteer to try a new medication or medical device that is evaluated for effectiveness of treating their disease. These medications and devices are studied by scientists and healthcare specialists, as well as an institutional review board (IRB) to ensure the study is safe and ethical for patients.

At AOCC, we are growing our research department and already are enrolling our patients into our studies.


Take a look at our current clinical research studies:


This is a blood work that determines how patients with RA may respond to certain medications. Click here to learn more: Scipher Medicine – Advancing Precision Medicine for Autoimmune Diseases

A medical device that is surgically placed to help manage moderate-severed RA. Click here to learn more: SetPoint RESET-RA Study | Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Enlight LN:
This study is for patients that are newly diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis.

COVID-19 Vaccine Study:
This study evaluates the response of our patients to the COVID-19 vaccines.

This is part of an international registry of patients with rheumatic and autoimmune diseases that collects data and studies important correlates.


If you would like to learn more about enrolling in these trials, please call Monica Nayer at 704-631-3342. You may also speak to your rheumatologist.