About Us

Clinical Research Organization Bay City, MI

Great Lakes Research Group, Inc. (GLRG) is a clinical research organization based in Bay City, MI. We are committed to actively participating in the advancement of medical care and our community’s health with the vision to help offer patients better care and hope for improved healthcare in the future. Respectfully providing care and protection to clinical research subjects is central to the mission of GLRG.

Our staff, combined with their dedication to research and good clinical practice, is the key element to the success of GLRG and its studies. All of our research studies are conducted under the supervision of specialists. Our physicians, who serve as Principal Investigators and Sub-Investigators, are well versed in the responsibilities and mandates required to supervise a clinical research site and to run a research trial. Our Clinical Research Coordinators are trained and competent in all aspects of implementing, conducting and managing clinical research studies.

Our clinical research organization is under the direction of Terri Vittitow, R.N., CCRP, and several board-certified physicians. Terri Vittitow is experienced in research management, has 18 years of experience in clinical trials, and has been a Registered Nurse for over 28 years. Our physicians are specialized in varied clinical areas such as Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Physicians involved in clinical research at GLRG:

Brent Boyce, M.D.
Subbarao Chavali, M.D.
James V. Bodrie, Jr, M.D.
Duane Heilbronn, M.D.
Jeffrey A. Potts, M.D.

On-site, we have spacious exam rooms and a designated monitoring area. We participate in annual equipment calibration and Good Clinical Practice training. GLRG has a laboratory where samples are collected, processed, and stored for future testing or sent to specialized laboratories. These attributes of our center allow for patients to be carefully screened for admittance into clinical trials and attended throughout the course of their treatment and monitoring. At GLRG, we are committed to the success of our patients’ health and innovation of medical research.

Since GLRG opened its doors in 2004, our clinical research organization has become home to a variety of studies that work to conduct groundbreaking research in osteoarthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, chronic low back pain, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, asthma, psoriasis, postherpetic neuralgia, acne, actinic keratosis, endometriosis, and bacterial vaginosis, in addition to other health maintenance studies.

Communities Served

  • Bay City
  • Saginaw
  • Midland
  • Essexville
  • St. Charles
  • Zilwaukee
  • Coleman
  • Oil City
  • Auburn
  • Freeland
  • Saginaw Twp.
  • Bridgeport
  • Linwood
  • Kawkawlin
  • Quanicassee
  • Reese
  • Hemlock
  • Poseyville
  • Richville
  • Frankenmuth
  • Millington
  • Vassar
  • Merrill
  • Sanford