We’ve all been impacted by illness. Whether experienced personally or through the health challenges of a loved one, we all, unfortunately, know the hardships illness can bring to our families and communities. Participation in clinical research is one way to directly combat illnesses that have affected our loved ones and/or ourselves. Whether inspired to explore participating in a clinical trial by a personal journey, or the health journey of a friend or family member, our team is here to welcome you, answer your questions, and provide as much information as possible to support you with an informed decision.
Did you know that every single effective drug or medical device or procedure is the result of a successful clinical trial? By engaging in clinical research at UW, participants have an opportunity to actively contribute to the development of, potentially, lifesaving research in the fight against a range of illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, COVID-19, and more. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW Health are working every day to discover breakthroughs in the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease, and there are plenty of opportunities to actively participate, as partners, in this research by learning more about and/or enrolling in clinical trials.
Diversity of participants in clinical trials is incredibly important to ensure that drugs and medical treatments and devices are safe and effective for a range of individuals. So, whether healthy or battling an illness, people of every age, race, color, gender, and sexual orientation, of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, and from all walks of life, are needed. Together with researchers we can move toward a healthier future for generations to come. Research participants are partners in this critical effort to improve the health of all individuals, families, and communities in Wisconsin. Learn more about how you can get involved!
* Source: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)