Clinical trials are how we find out whether a new treatment works and is safe.
They are research studies that are carefully designed to answer specific questions about the effectiveness of:
- preventative techniques
- therapies and treatments
- surgical techniques
And the University is home to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which streamlines the research process for University faculty. From protocol development to state-of-the-art facilities, CTSI resources help faculty bring treatments from the lab directly to patients. And by doing this, we improve the health of our communities.
To learn more about how you can participate in a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota or at locations nationwide, visit the National Institutes of Health clinical trials Web site, which allows you to search by disease area and location.