Clinical trials

A clinical trial is a research study designed and conducted in accordance with strict, industry accepted scientific standards to evaluate the health effects of a proposed medical treatment or device before a decision regarding its use in general practice is taken.  Such trials are vital to identify and evaluate innovative treatments as part of the continued advancement of medical options and practices.  The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences has a number of ongoing clinical trials at various stages, from recruitment and enrollment to active participation and post-completion evaluation.