A Public Research Institution for Public Benefit
UIC is Chicago’s only public research university. We pride ourselves on sparking new discoveries and innovations that can be practically applied for the benefit of the public and all our communities across Chicago, the state of Illinois, and around the world. In fact, UIC reported a record $453 million in annual sponsored research awards in FY2021, the third consecutive year of record awards, which underscores the university’s commitment and excellence in research and discovery. UIC and UI Health bring together expertise and curiosity across diverse disciplines like few others in the nation.
Research awards broken down by health sciences colleges Heading link
|College of Medicine||$190.4M|
|School of Public Health||$40.8M|
|College of Pharmacy||$20.4M|
|College of Applied Health Sciences||$16.8M|
|College of Nursing||$16.4M|
|College of Pharmacy||$16.0M|
|College of Social Work||$7.1M|
|College of Dentistry||$7.0M|
|VC for Health Affairs||$0.2M|
|Grand Total||$331.1M (73% of total UIC awards)|
Clinical Trials at UI Health Heading link
As defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Trials are a type of clinical study in which participants are assigned to groups that receive one or more intervention/treatment (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes. The assignments are determined by the study’s protocol. Participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions.
Clinical Trials at UI Health are conducted across the health sciences colleges. More information about some clinical trials is listed below. Please contact the individual departments or colleges for more specific questions about participating in clinical trials research.
The University of Illinois Cancer Center
The most successful cancer treatments today are based on what we have learned from clinical trials. As a result, people with cancer are living longer, with a better quality of life. Participating in clinical trials at the University of Illinois Cancer Center may not only benefit you, but it could also help future patients through the development of newer, safer treatments.
Click here for a listing of UI Cancer Center clinical studies currently enrolling participants. Click on the dropdown menu to filter the list by the site of your disease. If you are interested in participating in a trial listed, please email email@example.com or call 312-355-5112.
Research Studies at UI Health Heading link
As defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), clinical research studies (or observational studies) are a type of clinical study in which participants are identified as belonging to study groups and are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes. Participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to a specific interventions/treatment. A patient registry is a type of observational study.
Various Research Studies at UI Health are conducted across the health sciences colleges. More information about some of these studies are listed below. Please contact the individual departments or colleges for more specific questions about participating in research studies.
Center for Clinical & Translational Science
The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is a central resource on campus to provide support and services to clinical investigators and patients interested in participating in studies. More information about the CCTS can be found online here.