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It’s not often in life that you can impact someone’s life for the better. Maybe this is how we can make a difference.
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What is clinical research?

Clinical research trials are research studies to find ways to prevent, treat, and cure illness.

If you have ever taken a pill or been treated for an illness you have seen the benefit of clinical research trials. They are the primary way researchers learn if a new treatment is effective and safe.

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Someone helped me get the medication I need today by participating in a study 20 years ago.
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Why is diversity in research important?

Medicines can have a different effect based on gender, race and ethnicity.

Often times health research is done with a small proportion of the overall population. If this small proportion doesn’t represent all of us, scientists will not know if the results can be applied to all people equally.

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As a community we are the key to moving medicine forward.
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How can I get involved?

We created UMHealthResearch to connect volunteers with research opportunities at the University of Michigan.

We want to empower everyone with awareness and access to health research. Click on the button below to get involved.

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