Clinical research studies measure the effectiveness and safety of medications or treatments. All studies are conducted under the strict regulation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an Institutional Review Board (IRB), and a sponsoring pharmaceutical company. Study volunteers help us to gather important information in the development of future treatments that might manage, cure, or even prevent diseases.
If you are interested in joining a study, please contact us to begin the process. Please be sure and leave your best phone number(s) and email address so we can contact you as soon as possible.
Our staff will contact you for an interview to see if you might be a match for one of our studies. If you qualify, we will make an appointment for an in-depth screening interview and medical evaluation. During screening you will receive a top-quality medical evaluation that may include a physical examination, laboratory tests, and/or other medical tests.
Not all clinical trials are right for all volunteers. Each trial has a protocol that we must follow to determine who may join the trial. These are called eligibility criteria and are intended to protect volunteers from getting treatment that might harm them.
Eligibility criteria might include:
- Your overall health
- Age and gender
- Results of medical tests
- Medications you are taking
- Any other health conditions
- Whether you have the specific condition being studied
- Other treatments you may have had
- How long it has been since you were last treated
If you meet the eligibility criteria for the clinical trials for which we’re recruiting and choose to join, you will receive continuous medical supervision for the entire time you are using the study medication or treatment. All examinations, tests, and medications or treatments are provided to you at no cost. Insurance coverage is not required to participate in a study.
First time as a volunteer? Here’s some advice and additional info:
- Plan ahead and write down possible questions to ask.
- Ask a friend or relative to come along for support and to hear the responses to the questions.
- Every clinical trial in the U.S. must be approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits.