Would you like to participate in a study?
Advancing our understanding of how the human body works when it is healthy and developing new, more effective, and selective therapeutic agents require clinical research on human beings. If you are interested in registering to be contacted when we have a study relevant to your age, gender, family history, or disease history, please contact the Participant and Clinical Interactions Resources office for more information and, if you choose, to register as a volunteer. Call 615.327.6353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PCIR Office can also help you sign up on researchmatch.org, a nationwide registry that matches volunteers with scientific studies. Unfortunately, many studies end prematurely, simply because there are not enough participants who qualify and the scientist conducting the study is unable to locate new participants. Member institutions and their scientists can now look to the registry for a ready source of potential volunteers.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in a study, please contact Meharry’s Participant and Clinical Interactions Resources at 615.327.5725.
Would You Like to Conduct a Trial?
The expertise and expense of conducting a clinical trial are beyond the scope of most researchers’ grants. Meharry’s Participant and Clinical Interactions Resources (PCIR) offer researchers the infrastructure they need for this function.
PCIR is one of multiple core facilties available to Meharry’s researchers. It is a joint project of the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS), the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRC) Program of the Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, and Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program (RCMI) of the National Center for Research Resources. As a result of this important funding, Meharry Medical College, like other minority health sciences institutions, is providing the support that minority researchers have been lacking in the laboratory—and may directly benefit health disparities in the community.