The University of Tennessee Medical Center is tasked with fulfilling its mission of healing, education and discovery. Through discovery, we are committed to finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. One way we do this is through a type of research called clinical trials.
Once a proposed treatment, therapy or device is proven to be safe and helpful in laboratory animals, it must also be found safe and effective in humans. This evaluation is known as a clinical trial.
As the region's academic medical center, The University of Tennessee Medical Center is actively involved in more than 50 clinical trials. We are consistently ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
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.
Some clinical trials currently being performed include:
- Alzheimer's trials at The Pat Summitt Clinic
- Oncology trials through the Office of Clinical Trials
- ALS, Migraine, Asthma and more through Volunteer Research Group
Learn more about participating in clinical trials:
For more information, contact the Office of Clinical Trials at 865-305-9773.