Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Research and Clinical Trials
Research and Clinical Trials at Fletcher Allen
As a university hospital, Fletcher Allen, together with our partners at the University of Vermont, continually pursue better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, and treat medical conditions through medical research.
By participating in clinical trials, Fletcher Allen can offer patients immediate access to treatments not available anywhere else. And these discoveries not only improve care for our patients at Fletcher Allen, but across the country and around the world.
Fletcher Allen, in partnership with the University of Vermont, is currently involved in more than 1,000 active clinical research trials in various specialty areas.
Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know
Clinical trials are research studies designed to seek new cures and more effective treatments. Each study uses patients and otherwise healthy participants, to answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease.
Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest ways to find treatments that work and improve health. Before a new treatment is approved for general use in the United States, clinical research must be conducted to prove it is safe and effective.
Any research opportunity that we offer to our patients has been approved by our Institutional Review Board which demands the highest level of ethical behavior, transparency, and protection of patient safety and privacy.
Learn more about:
- Research at The University of Vermont College of Medicine
- Research at The University of Vermont College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Qualifying for a Clinical Study
Ask your doctor if there are any available research studies for your condition. Every clinical trial has specific safety criteria that define which patients can participate in the trial.
Find out more about open clinical trials in Vermont.
Office of Clinical Trials Research
University of Vermont College of Medicine
UHC Campus of Fletcher Allen
Arnold Building, Level 3, Room 3437
1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401