Services Effectiveness Research Program (SERP)

Duke University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Current and Recent Projects

Title: Comparison of Antipsychotics for Metabolic Problems (CAMP)

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health through UNC-CH

Principal Investigator(s): Joseph P. McEvoy, MD

SERP Investigators & Collaborators: Marvin Swartz, MD

Project Description: The investigators at Duke will provide scientific and administrative leadership of the CAMP study including strategic planning, study administration and dissemination of the results. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide clinical psychopathology, functional outcome and adverse effect assessment expertise
  • Assist with selection of clinical and functional assessment measures
  • Assist with finalization of assessment measures in collaboration with UNC-CH
  • Work with UNC-CH to develop training protocols and oversee development of training materials and the certification process
  • Provide training materials and personal instruction during the initial clinical trial-start-up meeting
  • Recommend action for data below quality standards
  • Participate in the Steering, Executive and Publications Committees for the project
  • Provide medical management by providing Project Medical Officer duties by responding to site calls regarding clinical management and serious adverse events
  • Assist UNC-CH with site management
  • Assume primary responsibility for implementing the Behavioral Therapy Intervention