Research Department

First Urology is committed to providing world-class service in every aspect of patient care. 

First Urology Clinical Research offers two locations for patient convenience, which are located at our main office in Jeffersonville, IN and our Dupont Square office in Louisville, KY.  Both locations include separate patient waiting rooms, exam rooms and conference areas. The center offers on-site CT scans, ultrasonography, prostate ultrasonography with biopsy and cytoscopy, urodynamics and bladder scans.

The medical director, James L. Bailen, M.D., F.A.C.S., CPI, is board certified in urology and began conducting clinical research in 1995. Debbie Johnson, CCRC, is the Director of Research. The facility has been involved in multiple phase II and phase III trials for the study of:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Osteoporosis secondary to androgen deprivation therapy
  • Overactive bladder
  • Prostate cancer treatment and prevention
  • Prostate intraepithelial neoplasia
  • Stress and urge
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections

For answers to frequently asked questions about clinical trials, visit

To learn more about First Urology Clinical Research, contact Debbie Johnson, CCRC, Director of Research, at (812) 206-8161 or today.

Current Study

Are you experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection?

First Urology is participating in a clinical trial for an investigative medication intended to relieve the symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

Qualified participants will receive current, known antibiotics to treat the infection, as well as the study medication to reduce the symptoms of the infection, or placebo.

There will be no cost for the antibiotics, the study medication/placebo, the visits or the laboratory tests involved. There are two visits involved for this study, and participants will be compensated for each of the visits.

If you feel you may qualify and wish to participate, please contact our coordinator.