Updated May 2017


Premier Psychiatric Research Institute

8550 Cuthills Circle
Lincoln, NE 68526

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Premier Psychiatric Research Institute (PPRI) is located within Premier Psychiatric Group, a mental health outpatient clinic.  Our goals are to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of investigational psychiatric medication, as well as offer an option other than traditional medication treatment to patients who are interested in participating in a clinical trial.  Dr. Walter Duffy has been the Principal Investigator on more than 65 clinical trials over the past eleven years.  Some areas of focus have been in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Tourette Syndrome, Tardive Dyskinesia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, and Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. Pharmaceutical, Device, and Pharmacogenetic clinical trials are currently being conducted at Premier Psychiatric Research Institute.

PPRI’s dedicated research staff is certified to conduct clinical trials according to Good Clinical Practices (GCP), adhering to all written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and HIPPA regulations.

Study-related exams, tests, and study medication will be provided at no cost to you and you may be compensated for your time and travel.  Participation in all research is voluntary and not everyone may qualify. If you are interested in learning how you can assist in scientific research please call (402)-817-2235 and ask to speak with the research department, or select option 4.


Current pharmaceutical research trials:
Adults with Major Depressive Disorder (Ages 19-65)
Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder (Ages 12-17)
Adult PTSD (Ages 19-65)
Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Ages 50 and older)
Parkinson's Dementia (Ages 50 and older)
Adult Schizophrenia (Ages 19 and older)
Preschool ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Ages 4-5)

Current TMS research trials:
Bipolar Depression (Ages 22-68)
Smoking Cessation (Ages 22-70)

  • PPRI and Dr. Duffy were mentioned in the Neighborhood Extra regarding a study that PPRI is conducting on Tourette Syndrome. Check out the link below!




  • Dr. Duffy and the research staff were also recognized for achieving Top Tier Enrollment Performance by Acurian. Acurian is the global leader in patient enrollment and retention. They are used by many organizations and pharmaceutical companies to help with recruiting individuals in the community. 




  For more Information call: (402) 476-6060 and ask to speak with one of our research coordinators.