The University of Tennessee Medical Center pushes the frontiers of medicine through various research projects and clinical trials.
Clinical trials are conducted by physicians with the medical center’s primary research support operation, the Office of Clinical Trials as well as the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Volunteer Research Group also performs research in conjunction with physicians at the medical center.
Following pages provide an overview of the research programs and projects available at UTGSM.
For more information on the clinical trials being conducted, contact each department individually.
As the region’s only academic medical center, the UT Graduate School of Medicine and The University of Tennessee Medical Center hold scholarly activity as a cornerstone of our mission. Research and publication are critical components of the educational process. As a result, our residents and researchers publish in peer-reviewed journals or present their work at national professional meetings.
The faculty members of UTGSM lead and participate in clinical trials, using cutting-edge technology and research techniques to challenge the frontiers of medicine. They research topics ranging from Amyloidosis to Alzheimer’s.
Learn more about our Research Faculty
The UT Graduate School of Medicine established an institutional committee to review all research projects that involve human subjects. This committee has been designated as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and consists of consists of scientific and non-scientific representatives from the graduate school, the hospital, and the Knoxville community.
The primary function of the IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of the people who are participating in research projects. To that end, the IRB has oversight of how research is conducted in accordance with the approved protocol, and requires investigators to be trained to adhere ethical standards.
Learn more about the Institutional Review Board