Researchers at UMMC are committed to discovering new and innovative ways to prevent and treat the diseases that affect our daily lives, with the ultimate goal to improve the well-being of our families, friends, communities and future generations. However, we cannot do it alone. Your participation is vital to the advancement of medicine and our vision to create “a healthier Mississippi.”
By volunteering to become a study participant, you can learn more about your health and participate in opportunities that may improve the health of our communities and future generations.
Complete basic information using the form above, and a research professional may contact you to provide more information about available studies at UMMC. Whether to participate is always your choice.
Partnering with UMMC’s researchers may have many advantages, including:
There are different ways to participate in UMMC’s clinical research programs. You may be asked to participate in a survey or questionnaire or you may need to visit the hospital, doctor’s office or participate via our telehealth network.
Types of participation can include:
Clinical research can have risks, just like routine medical care and the activities of daily living. While some of the risks are minor, other risks are more serious. Some clinical research participants may experience complications that require medical attention. It is rare for people to be seriously injured or die from complications related to clinical trial participation. When considering whether to participate in a clinical trial, it’s important to understand:
The risks of a specific research study are described in detail in the informed consent form and will be explained to you by the study team. The study team will also explain the purpose of the study and what will happen while you are in it and will answer any questions you have.