At the University of Michigan Health System, we have active a robust clinical studies and research program, which includes opportunities for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Our easy-to-use UMClinicalStudies connects you to clinical and health research studies at the University of Michigan. It allows you to view or sign up for studies that are currently recruiting participants. Created as a tool for the community to learn about clinical and health research opportunities, UMClinicalStudies is a partnership between health researchers and volunteers to find new ways to understand, diagnose and treat diseases.
The site has an up-to-date listing of which studies are currently enrolling, who can participate, where the study will be conducted, what participants will be asked to do as part of the study, whether compensation is offered and who to contact for more information. All clinical trials have been approved by the Institutional Review Board.
Studies specific to Crohn’s and Colitis can be located under two headings:
It is also possible to do an Advanced Search by typing in “Crohn’s” or “colitis” in the Advanced Search or Phrase field, then click on the Search button.
Clinical Research is about improving medicine. Research can mean studying interventions, such as new medications, to understand them better. Research can also mean comparing healthy volunteers to persons with specific conditions to learn what causes disease. The ultimate goal of all clinical research is to cure disease and improve quality of life.
Clinical research is not for everyone, and sometimes new drugs or medical devices turn out not to work. However, many times clinical research leads to important medical advances that can benefit participants and future patients.
If you are not sure if you qualify for a particular study and would like to learn more, contact the clinical research staff in the U-M Crohn’s & Colitis Program: