Research & clinical trials

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At Regions Hospital, we are actively involved in research. Some of our researchers seek to answer questions about prevention, treatment, diagnosis, screening and quality of life issues (clinical trials). Others look to answer questions about diseases or health characteristics to improve the health of our members, patients and the community (epidemiology). Still others are actively involved in basic laboratory science (pre-clinical research). Research conducted within the HealthPartners family of care is part of the HealthPartners Research Foundation. For more information, visit

Clinical trials

Regions Hospital offers many opportunities for people interested in participating in clinical trials. A clinical trial (also called clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work and ways to improve health. Clinical trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments.

Volunteers in clinical trials are helping others by contributing to medical research and advancements. Some participate in order to gain access to new research treatments and to play a more active role in their own health care.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial or would like more information, click on one of the links on the right.

Clinical trials in cardiology

For information on clinical trials in Cardiology please contact either Becky Rorke, R.N. at 651-254-3351 or email, or Katie Moriarty, M.D., Director of Cardiology Research, at 651-254-3351 or email.