At ChristianaCare, we believe that the best medical care for tomorrow can only be developed by studying the care we give today, learning from it and proposing improvements to it.
This is the essence of clinical research. ChristianaCare participates in clinical research programs of high quality, and may invite patients or members of our community to join with us.
All participation in clinical research at ChristianaCare is voluntary. We have an active scientific, ethical, safety and patient rights program that works to select and undertake only the best projects.
Much of the clinical research we undertake is as part of large, national, cooperative studies to identify new treatments for a number of diseases. Our physicians and staff may also design specific research studies at our institution. On the following pages, we invite you to learn more about clinical research at ChristianaCare, and to contact any of the research programs that may interest you.
Think of all of the medical advances we enjoy today that our parents and grandparents probably never dreamed possible.
ChristianaCare’s Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Research Program is part of the ChristianaCare Research Institute.
The Infectious Disease Research staff and Critical Care/Pulmonologists Research staff are experienced in and committed to performing pharmaceutical care.
In some research trials, participants are randomly assigned to a treatment plan. Randomization is like flipping a coin or pulling a number from a hat.
On average, it takes 15 years before a drug tested in the laboratory can be tested on humans.
A medical research study—often called a clinical trial, research protocol or clinical study—expands our understanding of a disease.
Approved by the Institutional Review Board, a special committee that reviews and oversees all research projects to ensure that participants’ rights and welfare.