Volunteers, Both Ailing and Healthy, Play Integral Role in Clinical Trials

Research volunteers play an extremely important role in research studies.  It is because of willing participants that we have all of the treatments and medications currently available.  Although many studies seek out volunteers with certain conditions or diseases, other studies require healthy volunteers.  According to Christina Hugenschmidt, an instructor in gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist, “one of the most important ways you can contribute directly to science is by volunteering to participate in studies”.

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Thank you to all of our research volunteers!