Research at Northwestern Medicine
Physicians within the Department of Otolaryngology conduct research through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
We are committed to finding answers to today's most disabling and puzzling medical problems. Working collaboratively with the scientists of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our physicians are translating exciting research advances discovered in the laboratory into more effective treatment approaches and prevention strategies for our patients. Learn more about our research via the Feinberg department site’s research section.
Academics and Northwestern Medicine
The physicians of the Department of Otolaryngology are on faculty at Feinberg and are committed to developing future leaders in the field. Learn more about Otolaryngology Educational Programs, including residencies and fellowships, via the Feinberg department site.
Other Northwestern University Medical School web resources for information about research include:
Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to research and learning. We believe clinical trials play a vital role in testing new treatments to determine whether they have potential benefits for patients, and we participate in a wide range of clinical trials.
The list of clinical trials we are participating in is ever-changing. See information on clinical trials at Northwestern related to our work via the Feinberg Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Trials page. You may also talk to your doctor about trials that might be right for you and learn more about clinical trials and how you may participate.
About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are closely controlled, scientific research studies involving patients and volunteers. These trials are not considered treatments for a particular disease or condition. One goal of clinical trials is to learn more about diseases and potential treatments or cures to help patients now and in the future.
Though participants may not benefit directly from being part of the trial, they will receive additional care while participating, and this care may result in being treated more quickly for any medical needs related to the condition being studied. They may also notice an improved quality of life. And, many participants have reported that being a part of something bigger than they are, helping others, is important to them as well.