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What is Clinical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines clinical research as:

Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual.

Patient-oriented research includes:

  • Mechanisms of human disease
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Clinical trials
  • Development of new technologies
  • Epidemiologic and behavioral studies
  • Outcomes research and health

We specialize in patient-oriented research involving cutting edge investigational procedures, devices and drugs. Every day, we strive to identify the most effective interventions, treatments and patient services for you.