Clinical Trials & CTSI

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Clinical Trials at the University of Minnesota Medical School
As of October 2010, there are currently more than 1,300 clinical trials taking place in Minnesota that are recruiting volunteers.

Shifting clinical research from experimental treatment to standard of care

Clinical trials are how we find out whether a new treatment works and is safe. For many, they provide hope and promise for an improved quality of life.

Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that answer specific questions about the effectiveness of:

  • preventive techniques
  • medications

  • therapies and treatments

  • surgical techniques 

About the Clinical & Translational Science Institute

The University of Minnesota is home to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). This center integrates the University’s Academic Health Center and other University community partners, creating a comprehensive, statewide network for clinical and scientific research.

The CTSI streamlines the research process for University faculty. From protocol development to state-of-the-art facilities, CTSI resources help faculty bring treatments from the lab directly to patients.

Want to participate in a clinical trial?

Patients should remember that participation in a clinical trial does not substitute for regular medical care. You are encouraged to discuss participation in clinical trials with your physician.

To learn more about how you can participate in a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota or at locations nationwide, visit the National Institutes of Health clinical trials website, which allows you to search by disease area and location.

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