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Innovative Treatment from Expert Physicians at No Cost

Clinical trial participants are given the advantage of receiving innovative treatment from expert physicians at no cost, all while helping advance medical science. In most clinical trials, participants will receive compensation for their time and travel costs.

Windom Allergy operates clinical trials through Sarasota Clinical Research, allowing patients access to new treatment options before they become widely available to the public. Sarasota Clinical Research participants perform a series of clinical trials, testing investigational drugs with the potential to become FDA approved medicine.

While the majority of Sarasota Clinical Research trials involve investigational drugs for asthma, COPD, and emphysema, we also conduct clinical trials related to food allergy, allergic rhinitis, and hives. We currently have patients enrolled in clinical trials for the first peanut allergy products: an oral capsule of peanut flour used in an Oral Immunotherapy protocol, and a peanut patch which adheres to the patient. 

Since we began Sarasota Clinical Research in 1994, numerous medications involved in our clinical trials have been approved by the FDA, including: Nasonex®, Advair®, Symbicort®, Xolair®, Spiriva®, Foradil®, Asmanex®, Omnaris®, Tekturna®, Dulera®, Tudorza®, Pressair®, Onbrez®, and Perforomist®. 

To enroll in a clinical trial at Windom Allergy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 941-927-4888 today.

Studies Currently Enrolling

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
  • Urticaria (hives/welts)

A clinical trial could be right for you if:

  1. the costs of your current meds are becoming a problem
  2. your condition is not well controlled on current treatment
  3. you want to assist with the development of new therapies
  4. you like learning more about your condition and how to manage it

Clinical Research Coordinator

Sally Kastes, RN, CCRC, is the Chief Operating Officer and full-time Certified Clinical Research Coordinator. She has extensive experience in respiratory research having conducted over 100 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma trials in Florida since 2001.

Sally maintains the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) certification which is the formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform ethical and responsible clinical research based on international standards.

Sally also maintains certification with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), IATA Dangerous Goods Transportation, Cambridge Cognitive Development, phlebotomy, EKG, Holter monitoring, IV infusion, allergy skin testing, patient education, CPR and Hazmat.

Dr. Jean Ly

Dr. Ly grew up in North Florida and received her undergraduate education from Florida State University. She proceeded to get her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She then went to the great state of Ohio and completed her pediatric training at the Ohio State University at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She was ecstatic to come back home to Florida and did her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the University of South Florida. She has a special interest in primary immune deficiencies and did research in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or “Bubble Boy Disease.” Dr. Ly has continued her strong roots to University of South Florida and Florida State University and loves teaching medical students and fellows.

Dr. Neha Dunn

Dr. Dunn grew up in the small town of Wheeling, West Virginia and attended college at the University of Michigan. She attended Chicago Medical School followed by Internal Medicine residency at the University of Chicago, where she met her husband, Dr. Ryan Dunn. Together, they moved to Denver for fellowship training at National Jewish/University of Colorado. They left Colorado for Peoria, IL to be close to family where Dr. Dunn started the allergy department at OSF St Francis hospital and practiced for 6 years. Eventually, Dr. Dunn wanted to be closer to her parents in Naples, FL, so they moved to Sarasota in 2022. Dr. Dunn is excited to join Windom Allergy and work with such esteemed colleagues in such a beautiful city!