You may be considering a clinical trial, either for yourself or someone close to you. Clinical trials give patients access to investigational treatments, medications and medical devices that are on the forefront of research.
Through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health, patients have the opportunity to participate in quality research trials close to home under their doctors' supervision. We collaborate with other top healthcare and educational institutions, including Duke University, Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, as well as local hospitals and universities.
The Duluth Clinic and SMDC Health System, now part of Essentia Health, have conducted clinical research since 1978. Our physicians and scientists are involved in more than 350 clinical trials and active research projects.