Clinical Trials at Penn

Researchers in lab

A clinical trial is a research study involving patient volunteers that are conducted to find safe and effective treatments for a variety of health conditions. They are critical to the advancement of medicine and improving patient health.

Participating in clinical trials offers patients the opportunity to try new and effective treatments that could potentially improve their condition while taking part in vital research that can benefit many future patients.

As one of the world’s top research institutions, our entire health system is built on groundbreaking discoveries. But there’s more to it than that. It’s personal to us at Penn Medicine, because our work is inspired by real people, their stories and even their DNA. We never forget that what we do in a test or in a lab ultimately saves lives.

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Translational Research

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) supports research at the interface of basic and clinical research focusing on developing new and safer therapeutics.

Clinical Trials

Information about clinical trials at Penn Medicine including links to resources and contact information for the Office of Clinical Research at the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Specialty Areas

Learn more about our research specialty areas.

CureTalks@Penn Research Interviews

Listen to Penn Medicine physicians and researchers discuss the latest advances in treatment, research and clinical trials with CureTalks hosts.

Office of Clinical Research

The Office of Clinical Research is a central office in the Perelman School of Medicine designed to support the management and conduct of clinical research while promoting compliance.

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