The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to its patients. To accomplish this goal, it is sometimes necessary to conduct research studies to try to improve existing medical treatments. This might involve the testing of new drugs or procedures. The Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center provides the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical trials that impact arthritis, musculoskeletal, immunologic and autoimmune diseases.
Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program (ACIP)
The ACIP is continuously evaluating new therapies for rheumatic diseases including clinical trial therapies for people who have less than optimal responses to conventional therapy. It has conducted over 300 rheumatology trials (Phase I-IV) that have provided significant information to the improvement and advancement within the field of Rheumatology and Immunology. All our doctors are Board Certified Rheumatologists with many years of research experience.
Mucosal Immunology Clinical Trials
The UAB Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is ranked nationally and internationally as a leading center for digestive and liver disorders. UAB continues to lead the advancement of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, having participated in over 60 clinical trials in the past 5 years. These trials offer the latest in drug therapy and other novel approaches to digestive disorders including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) and viral hepatitis.
Osteoporosis Clinical Trials
The UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic provides complete, expert care, from clinical and therapeutic services to helpful education and information programs. Specialists in the fields of osteoporosis, nutrition, and physical therapy work collectively to help patients treat existing conditions and prevent further complications with proper medication, diet, and exercise.
UAB is participating in ResearchMatch.org, the first national online, volunteer-recruitment registry developed to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. This easy-to-use tool can help match researchers and people who want or need to volunteer for clinical trials. Volunteers are notified electronically that they are a possible match, and then they may decide whether or not to release their contact information to member researchers. Register online at ResearchMatch.org.
Learn how this ties to the CCTS here.
To learn more about the Clinical Trials related to arthritis, musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases, click here .