Clinical Research & Clinical Trials
Clinical research and clinical trials are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications, medical devices or procedures by studying their effects on human beings. Clinical research trials can be conducted by government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university, independent researchers, or private industry such as pharmaceutical companies.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital actively seeks volunteers, also known as study subject to take part in clinical trials. Eligibility to participate in trials is based on pre-determined criteria. Subjects are usually divided into two or more groups, including a control group that does not receive the experimental treatment and receives a placebo instead or receives an already approved treatment for comparison purposes. Government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) either approve or deny approval of new treatments based on the results of clinical trials. Clinical trials are conduced at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York.
Since our alignment with the Montefiore Health System in 2016, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is no longer affiliated with the Burke Medical Research Institute, though we share a campus and collaborate on research studies whenever appropriate. Along with clinical research, both basic and translational research is conducted at the Institute.