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Research

Because the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, physicians at University Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists stay at the cutting edge of the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders and provide an unparalleled level of care to patients throughout western Pennsylvania.

During your treatment here, your doctor may ask you to participate in a research study aimed at improving patient care, developing new treatments, or simply deepening our understanding of ear, nose, and throat disorders. The decision to participate is entirely yours and will not affect the care you receive or our commitment to your overall health and well-being.

To learn more about clinical studies at University Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, call (412) 647-2100.

Basic Research

The objective of basic research is to gain new knowledge. The research addresses central questions about the biological, behavioral, and social systems underlying wellness and disease. To solve problems, it sometimes becomes necessary to draw from unexpected sources. This kind of research provides the broad base of knowledge that can make breakthroughs possible.

Clinical Trials

Clinical research involves living humans or materials from them, such as tissue samples. A researcher or clinician involved with the study directly interacts with patients. This kind of research is undertaken to find better ways of identifying and caring for people in poor health. Patient-oriented research focuses on several areas, including mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and development of new technologies.

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