Clinical Trials

Conduct a trial

Clinical trials are beyond the scope of most researchers' budgets and staff skill sets. The PCIR will do the heavy lifting for you, helping you design the study, working with the IRB, locating study subjects, providing nursing staff who know your protocol, and more. Contact us for more information.

Participate in a trial

Advancing our understanding of how the human body works when it is healthy and developing new, more effective, and selective therapeutic agents require clinical research on human beings. If you are interested in registering to be contacted when we have a study relevant to your age, gender, family history, or disease history, please contact the Participant and Clinical Interactions Resources office for more information and, if you choose, to register as a volunteer. Call 615.327.5725.

The PCIR Office can also help you sign up at, a nationwide registry that matches volunteers with scientific studies. Unfortunately, many studies end prematurely, simply because there are not enough participants who qualify and the scientist conducting the study is unable to locate new participants. Member institutions and their scientists can now look to the registry for a ready source of potential volunteers.

If you have questions about what it means to be a research participant, please contact Lauren Solberg, who, as Assistant Vice President for Human Subjects Protection and Research Integrity, serves as Meharry’s Research Subject Advocate. You can reach her at 615.327.6237 or

See a list of current trials

Jump to this list of trials currently in progress at Meharry Medical College.