Research Study Seeks Men & Women 50 Years and Older

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center (North & Northwest Houston Area): DM Clinical Research
Location: 710 Lawrence Street, Tomball, TX 77375
Lead Doctor: Dr. Earl F Martin

Research Center (Central & Southwest Houston Area): Texas Center for Drug Development, Inc.
Location: 6550 Mapleridge St. Suite 201. Houston, TX 77081
Lead Doctor: Dr Teresa Becker

Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed by the Copernicus Group Independent Review Board


Clostridium difficile caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older Americans are especially vulnerable to this potentially deadly diarrheal infection. (1)

This research study aims to assess whether a new investigational vaccine can prevent severe diarrhea caused by C. diff.

Men and women aged 50 years or older are invited to participate. Participants are required to attend 5 study visits over approximately 7 months as well as follow up phone visits and possibly unscheduled visits over approximately 2.5 years.

  • You will be reimbursed for travel and related expenses up to $75.00 per site visit. Travel reimbursement may also be available for a caregiver to travel with you for a visit related to a bacterial infection causing severe diarrhea.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 50 or older
  • Have not had a prior episode of C.Diff
  • Who have received antibiotics in the past 3 months or have had frequent doctor visits over the past year
  • Able to attend 5 study visits at the research site over approximately 7 months as well as follow up phone visits and possibly unscheduled visits appointments for an additional 2.5 years

(1) CDC Newsroom.

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial

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