Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials at Northwestern

Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. They look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Treatments developed through trials might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new approach works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.

Trial Listings

At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, hundreds of trials are ongoing daily. Those interested in volunteering for a study are encourged to browse the list below to search for trials by department or by disease or condition. 

More Information

Find more information on clinical trials via the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Trials
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Clinical Trials Glossary
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How to Volunteer

To become a research volunteer, join our online registry. Also called a research registry or participant database, registrants who answer introductory questions are eligible for participation in research studies at Northwestern.

Volunteers can search our list of trials by department or by diseases and conditions, found on this page, and use the contact information provided. Additional Feinberg clinical trials can be searched at

If you do not find a research study or trial at Feinberg, you may also register as a volunteer at to volunteer for trials taking place at academic medical centers nationwide.

Contact Us

Volunteers with general questions should call 1-855-NU-STUDY.

Universities, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies who want to host a clinical trial at Feinberg should contact Rena Carrizoza

Investigators who want assistance conducting a clinical trial or recruiting can contact the Center for Clinical Research.

To include your study on this page, contact the Research Office