Improving human health through scientific research.
Clinical trials refine behavioral, drug or surgical interventions to optimize their effectiveness and efficiency, and then evaluate their performance in comparison with a standard. The comparator can range in stringency from no treatment to usual care to gold standard best practice. Trials look to determine the safety and effectiveness of an intervention for preventing or treating a specific illness while preserving or improving quality of life. Clinical trials are at the heart of all advances in medical treatment and health promotion.
Scientists at the medical school, including members of the Center for Behavior & Health are conducting hundreds of clinical trials daily. Browse a list of the center's currently recruiting trials, or visit the Feinberg Research Clinical Trials page for more general information on participation.