In a move designed to strengthen its commitment to medical research, Trinity Health has created a new Department of Clinical Studies. The department’s mission is to coordinate a broad range of activities associated with medical research, including overseeing clinical trials.
Clinical trials are research studies in which human subjects volunteer to test new methods of preventing, diagnosing or treating a disease. For example, clinical trials are designed to evaluate if the new medication is safe and effective. Clinical studies provide patients access to new therapies while giving the satisfaction that they are advancing medical science.
Few areas in healthcare are more exciting,” says Fawna Start