Chicago, IL – Great Lakes Clinical Trials Founder and President, Steve Satek, is one of Crain's Chicago Business’ Chicago's Notable LGBTQ Executives 2018.
Satek is being recognized for, among other things, his leadership at Great Lakes Clinical Trials which has greatly contributed to it being one of Chicago’s leading clinical research centers. Great Lakes Clinical Trials was established on the principle of making clinical study opportunities more convenient and comfortable for patients. This means providing easily accessible locations within neighborhood communities, including Andersonville and Arlington Heights, as well as creating a welcoming atmosphere to patients of all backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations.
Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss are key areas of research for Satek and the team at Great Lakes Clinical Trials. “In recent years we have made good progress towards a cure,” commented Mr. Satek. “There are often a lot of uncertainties in research, but one thing we know for sure is that we will never have a new medication to help treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease without the participation of older adults in our current research trials.”
By 2030, there will be nearly five million adults aged 60 and older in the U.S. who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. As advanced age is a key risk factor or Alzheimer’s, Satek has created a community-based, LGBTQ-friendly center where volunteers and care partners can comfortably participate in clinical trials.
“At Great Lakes Clinical Trials, we are patient focused. We do not see color, race, religion or sexual orientation, but rather we see neighbors, friends and our community,” added Satek. “Diversity is one of the things I cherish most about growing up and living in the Chicago area. We are all equals, and I could not be prouder to be recognized for the welcoming culture established at Great Lakes Clinical Trials.”
The research center led by Satek recently joined the Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation’s invitation only national network of the leading clinical trial sites in Alzheimer’s research. On learning of the Crain’s announcement, GAP’s president, John Dwyer said, “GAP congratulates Crain’s excellent judgement in selecting Steve as one of Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives. Steve is one of the passionate, dedicated leaders in Alzheimer’s research and shares our commitment to providing access to Alzheimer’s clinical trials to anyone interested in finding a cure for this invidious disease--a disease that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion or sexual orientation. Alzheimer’s research and Chicago are lucky to have Steve Satek and Great Lakes Clinical Trials in this fight; the recognition of his leadership is very much deserved.”
For more information about the ongoing research at Great Lakes Clinical Trials, visit: greatlakesclinicaltrials.com.
The announcement was made in Crain’s August 27th print edition as well as online at ChicagoBusiness.com. This section profiles Chicago's notable LGBTQ executives, specifically those who are advancing their industries and/or workplace equality.
About Great Lakes Clinical Trials
Great Lakes Clinical Trials is an independent, community-based research clinic. With two Chicago area locations in Andersonville and in Arlington Heights, the Great Lakes team have managed more than 525 clinical trials over the past 25 years and are committed to providing quality services for both study volunteers & the research industry. Great Lakes Clinical Trials specializes in the study of investigational medications, food products, devices and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in Mental Health, Memory Disorders, Pain Management, Nutrition and Dermatology. For more information, please visit http://www.greatlakesclinicaltrials.com/.
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