Clinical Trials

As an academic health care group, the University Specialty Clinics and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine participates in numerous clinical trials. Clinical trials, also called medical research and research studies, are organized studies conducted with volunteers to answer a particular question about a medical treatment. Clinical trials are also designed to uncover the safety and effectiveness of a new treatment in humans. All clinical research studies must go through a rigorous review process conducted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Before making a decision to participate in a clinical study, it is important to have a basic understanding about the study. For more information, please contact the coordinator of the study you are interested in.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine trials are available on www.clinicaltrials.gov.

For more information about clinical trials involving schizophrenia and mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, please click the link below.