Clinical Trial Study

What is Clinical Study?

A clinical trial is a clinical research study where participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators (often medical doctors). A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge related to the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases or conditions. Without clinical trials, we would not be able to move medicine forward.


St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital takes pride in its support of clinical research performed at or in collaboration with St. Dominic Hospital and St. Dominic Medical Associates. St. Dominic’s understands the importance of clinical research and its contribution to generalized medical knowledge that leads to improved treatments for all patients.

The St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged by the Federal Government with protecting human subjects involved in research. The IRB performs prospective and continuing review of protocols, the informed consent process, and the procedures used to enroll subjects in order to facilitate human subject research that is compliant with the Belmont Report and with applicable federal, state, local, and institutional requirements.

St. Dominic’s Office of Research is responsible for managing and overseeing the conduct of the Clinical Research Program. This oversight is accomplished through the OOR’s three primary functions: IRB Administration, Clinical Trial Contracting, and Compliance Monitoring.

If you are a study participant or would like more information on joining a clinical trial study, a researcher and would like more information, or you would like to become a Principal Investigator, please contact St. Dominic’s Office of Research and Institutional Review Board at (601) 200-6301.

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