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Clinical Research

The Walla Walla Clinic Research Department, established in 1997, serves as a link between physicians and patients and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The role of clinical research is to conduct scientific studies that test the effectiveness and safety of a medical treatment, drug or device in specific patient groups. An Institutional Review Board reviews all clinical trial protocols and patient consent documents to ensure patient safety.

Clinical trials give patients an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge medical therapies not yet available on the market. The conduct of all research activities is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Patients who participate in clinical research trials do not pay for the medical care they receive in the study. Tests and physician services associated with the trial—in addition to the substance, procedure or device being tested—are provided free to participating patients.

Most trials also include a patient stipend as reimbursement for time and travel.

Research Opportunities

We are currently enrolling patients with the following conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Overactive bladder