Clinical Trials

As the state’s only public academic medical center, UNMC is poised to handle even the toughest medical challenges, and offer patients with life-threatening diseases unique, cutting-edge treatments that aren’t found anywhere else.

Paving the Way for New Medicines

Before a new drug comes on the market, it must first pass through rigorous cellular, animal and finally human testing - or clinical trials.

Clinical trials determine how well new medical approaches work in people.  Each study attempts to answer scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease.  Clinical trials also may compare a new treatment to a treatment already available.

Get involved

Healthcare providers or patients themselves can search the UNMC Clinical Trials Databases to find a study specific to a particular condition or disease from the menu at right.  To learn more about UNMC research, the research process, or to participate in a clinical trial email the Research Subject Advocate Office, or call 402-559-6941.

Cancer Trials through the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Through a first-of-its-kind program, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC is working with hospitals in Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff, Kearney, Lincoln and Hastings to bring its cancer clinical trials right to patients in their own communities.  For questions about a cancer trial offered near you contact (402-559-7507) or email .

Center for Clinical & Translational Research

We are dedicated to translating scientific discovery from the laboratory to the bedside and into the community. Our Center for Clinical & Translational Research serves as the primary resource for clinical and translational researchers, with a vision to lead national and global efforts to develop and deliver effective, cost-efficient and sustainable clinical and translational research that improves rural health and reduces health disparities.