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We're always looking for patients interested in research. For more information or to get involved with our research, please contact our Research Recruitment Specialist, 303-724-4644.
 
Click here for a list of our current research studies!

What is clinical research?

Clincal research is the scientific study of health and illness in people, often done by conducting clinical trials.

 

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are clinical research studies that aim to determine the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, and treatment regimens. They are divided into four phases.

  • Phase 1: Test safety and dosages
  • Phase 2 Test safety and side effects
  • Phase 3: Test safety and effectiveness
  • Phase 4: Post-approval monitoring of safety and effectiveness

 

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Why should you participate in clinical research?

  • All of the current treatments came through clinical trials.
  • Low participation rates mean that clinical trials do not finish on time. The means there are delays in advances.
  • People in clinical trials tend to have better clinical outcomes. This could be because they are more closely observed by an expert clinician, a placebo effect, or because it inspires hope.
  • It is a unique gift that you can give to the community.


What clinical research is currently being conducted at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center?

We are currently engaged in a wide range of clinical research, including

  • Neuroprotective agents and treatment drug trials for Parkinson disease
  • Innovative drug delivery systems for Parkinson disease
  • Natural history, rating scale, and genetic studies in dystonia
  • Medical marijuana for Parkinson disease
  • Novel deep brain stimuation targets for Parkinson disease
  • Symptom treatments for Huntington disease, spinocerebellar ataxia, and Parkinson disease dementia
  • Advanced neuroimaging studies in Parkinson disease, dementia, and dystonia
  • Music therapy and palliative care for Parkinson disease and dementia
  • Non-invasive neurostimulation for the treatment of dystonia

 

We're always looking for patients interested in research. For more information or to get involved with our research, please contact our Research Recruitment Specialist, 303-724-4644.

Click here for a list of our current research studies!