Prairie Education & Research Cooperative (PERC) is located in the heart of Central Illinois, Springfield. PERC is a local not-for-profit research organization specializing in Phase I-IV clinical trials in a wide range of therapeutic areas with its focus on cardiovascular research. Prairie Education & Research was founded in 1983 by Prairie cardiologists and surgeons and have been conducting local research for over 30 years. PERC has been the preferred choice of CRO’s, Device and Pharmaceutical Sponsors to conduct clinical research because of its accuracy in reporting, attention to detail, aggressive recruitment and enrollment. Additionally, PERC strives to work closely with study sponsors in a manner that is both stream-lined and responsive. The staff of Prairie Education & Research has healthcare roots based in the medical treatment and care of patients. Our focus is on our interaction with the individuals who participate along with us in clinical research and, hopefully, touching their lives in a positive way.
Central Illinois Diabetes and Clinical Research (CIDCR) is a division of Prairie Education and Research Cooperative dedicated to the advancement of diabetic medicine. CIDCR was originally founded in 1989 by Dr. Norman Soler and his multidisciplinary staff to facilitate diabetes research and education in Southern and Central Illinois. This group has since teamed with HSHS Health System and become a Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate. These strategic alliances were formed to integrate state-of-the-art medical research and bedside patient care.