Clinical Trials and Clinical Research
Since 1899, the driving force at National Jewish Health is our mission to heal, to discover and to educate. As the nation’s leading respiratory hospital and one of the top research centers, we are at the forefront of research and medicine. Learn more.
Clinical research at National Jewish Health has led to many important scientific discoveries:
- The first effective drug therapy for tuberculosis
- Treatments for allergies and asthma
- A better understanding of how our bodies fight viruses, bacteria and cancer
Our researchers are currently in need of adult and pediatric study participants help us pursue better treatments and cures. Participants may receive medical evaluations and procedures, study medication, disease-related education and possible financial compensation for time, travel and participation.
What We Study and Where
National Jewish Health is located in Denver, Colorado. Most of our clinical research is conducted at our Denver location, but we also participate in medical research studies that are offered at other national centers.
Generally, we study allergy, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, eczema, food allergies, heart, idiopathic lung disease (ILD), lung cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and sleep conditions.
Our research program started in 1919 and includes groundbreaking discoveries for tuberculosis, asthma, allergies and pulmonary fibrosis. Integrating our research and clinical efforts gives our patients access to the latest medical advances.
Types of Research Studies
Clinical trials and observation studies are important to help new medications, treatments and devices become approved for public use.
Clinical trials test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, devices, procedures or behaviors. They also can compare new treatments to existing ones or look at several existing treatments to determine which is more effective.
Observational research studies look at study participants and their outcomes, often without providing specific treatments to the research group.
Help science transform life; consider participating in a clinical trial.