Clinical Research Program

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  • Open Studies

    For more information, call (601) 815-3365 or send an e-mail to umcstudies@umc.edu.

    • Blood pressure study

      The Clinical Research Program is seeking individuals 55 years of age and older who have high blood pressure and heart disease, or have other risk factors for heart disease (e.g. high cholesterol or chronic kidney disease) to participate in a six year research study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study is looking to see if lowering the systolic (top number) blood pressure below 120 compared to less than 140 will reduce future heart events, prevent further loss of kidney function and prevent memory loss and dementia. Participants will receive blood pressure checks, blood pressure medications, blood draws and physical exams at no cost.

      For more information, please call the Clinical Research Program at (601) 815-3365, or e-mail umcstudies@umc.edu. Marion R. Wofford, MD, MPH is the principal investigator. (Approved by UMMC IRB through 9-27-11)

    • High blood pressure study

      The Clinical Research Program is seeking individuals 21 years of age and older who are overweight and have high blood pressure to participate in a 8-week research study comparing two FDA approved blood pressure medications effect on blood pressure and the workload of the heart. Participants will receive blood draws, echocardiograms, basal metabolic rate, study medication, and physical exams at no cost.

      For more information, please call the Clinical Research Program at (601) 815-3365 or e-mail umcstudies@medicine.umsmed.edu. Marion R. Wofford, MD, MPH is the principal investigator.

    • Diabetes medication study

      The Clinical Research Program is seeking individuals 18 years of age and older with Type 2 diabetes to participate in a 32-week research study of the effect of a once weekly investigational diabetes medication injection on blood pressure and pulse rate. Participants will receive a physical exam, blood draws, study medication, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring at no cost. Compensation is available.

      For more information, please call the Clinical Research Program at (601) 815-3365, or e-mail umcstudies@umc.edu. Marion Wofford, MD, MPH is the principal investigator. (Approved by UMMC IRB through 6-21-11)