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What to Expect as a Participant

Each research study is conducted under the direct supervision of at least one physician and one nurse. In addition, individual studies frequently involve multiple physician specialists, dietitians, patient educators, medical diagnosticians, and various other therapeutic area specialists.

Before you commit to participating in a research study, you will be given a document that spells out everything about the study. This is called a consent form. We can email this to you before your visit so you can read it at home. We will never enroll you in a study unless you have read the consent form, understand it, and sign it.

When you first inquire about a study, we will call you and do a brief (less than 5 minutes) phone screen. In this conversation, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other basic medical information about you like:

  • What medications are you on?
  • Are you allergic to anything?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you drink alcohol and, if so, how much?
  • Do you have any medical conditions (like high blood pressure or diabetes, for instance) that we should be aware of?

Each study is completely different and has different criteria for participation. Therefore, you may be asked specific questions related to the study you're interested in.

On your first visit, you'll see our doctor and nurse and be given a more thorough medical examination. Many studies require a blood test at your first visit. We will also check your blood pressure and weight. Although we will never be your primary care, your safety and well-being as our patient is very important to us!

We Need Your Participation!

On this website, you can find a list of studies currently underway. This list is updated regularly, so please continue to visit our website for new "enrolling studies." There are several ways to participate:

  • If you see a study that is relevant to you, click the "Participate Now" button to be contacted by a member of our staff.
  • To be notified by email about future studies that might interest you, click the "Email" button on that page.