Flourish Research – Chicago (Andersonville)

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Our History

Flourish Chicago (Andersonville) began as Great Lakes Clinical Trials in 2013 and served as the company’s flagship research center. It was founded by Steve Satek, former President and CEO, and employs 30+ full-time staff, including 4+ investigators, and 12+ research coordinators. Our Chief Medical Director, Jeffrey Ross, M.D. utilizes his extensive research experience to lead Great Lakes’ team of board-certified doctors, nurses, and clinical researchers. The opening of the site brought clinical trials to the North side of Chicago, a traditionally underserved and diverse population of over 1.5 million. Backed by 30 years of clinical research experience, Satek and his team have come to specialize in the study of investigational medications, food products, and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in metabolic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatry, and infectious diseases. Additionally, the organization is driven by a diverse and inclusive community of passionate people who are committed to improving the quality of life of communities.

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Championing Inclusivity In Your Research Journey

At Flourish Research, we strive toward excellence. In clinical trials and healthcare, excellence means everyone deserves the best care, regardless of their race, color, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We embrace employees, customers, and patients from all underrepresented groups to help make this vision a reality.

Flourish Research is driven by a diverse and inclusive community of passionate people who are committed to improving the quality of life of communities around the world. Flourish is committed to a safe work environment where all employees, customers, and patients are included, and treated with dignity and respect.

Flourish strives to build an organization that attracts and leverages diversity in our staff, which reflects the diversity of our local communities. We promote education, acceptance, and inclusion because there is beauty in diversity. The more diversity we have in our team, the more unique perspectives, and ideas we share, and the better prepared we are to serve our communities. WE SEE YOU. WE ARE YOU. WE EMBRACE YOU. WE CELEBRATE YOU!

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Meet Your Clinical Team

We value our staff and patients above all. Meet our experienced and caring clinical team.


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We are looking for motivated, talented, creative individuals who want to learn and grow in their careers while contributing to research that changes lives!

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Participate in a clinical trial in your area to learn more about your condition, advance medical research, and receive access to new treatments and medications at no cost to you!

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