Town Hall Follow-Up: Clinical Research Opportunities for Students

Many questions were asked and answered at the student Town Hall held April 16 at Watanakunakorn Auditorium. By filling out survey cards distributed at the end of the event, students had the chance to ask additional questions.

Here’s one, answered by Steven Schmidt, Ph.D., vice president for research, dean of the College of Graduate Studies and professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

Watch The Pulse for more questions and answers from the student Town Hall.

The next Town Hall will be held in fall 2019.

Q.Could you discuss expanding clinical research opportunities?

A. Thank you for your question. The term “clinical research” broadly encompasses research investigations utilizing data derived from patients.  At NEOMED there is a significant portfolio of clinical research being conducted by faculty and staff – particularly in our departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry. I would be more than happy to put you in contact with the principal investigators overseeing this work.

“Clinical research” also embodies investigating outcomes from studies designed to investigate new drugs or medical devices that are in development through the conduct of clinical trials that enroll human volunteers. Many of NEOMED’s clinical partners conduct these “clinical trials” in their hospitals. As NEOMED builds its relationships with hospital partners through our Preferred Partnership strategy, we anticipate that more opportunities for students to participate in this scope of research will become available.

 For additional information about research opportunities currently available at NEOMED, please contact me at

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