Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of 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.
Current Clinical Trials
The list of clinical trials we are participating in is ever-changing. If you wish to search for clinical trials, visit the National Institutes of Health database and search for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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.
Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (MONEAD)
Northwestern University is currently recruiting subjects for the Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (MONEAD) study, IRB # STU00070411, which is looking at the effect of epilepsy and seizure medications on pregnancy.
You may be able to participate in this study if you:
- are pregnant and have epilepsy
- are pregnant and do not have epilepsy
- have epilepsy and are not pregnant
The study is being conducted at Northwestern University Women's Neurology Center at 675 N St. Clair St., Galter 20-100, Chicago, IL 60611. it will not involve any changes in your medical treatment.
If you are pregnant and qualify to participate, you will be paid up to $1000 as well as receive an iPod Touch for completing 11 office visits and 9 telephone calls.
If you are not pregnant and qualify to participate, you will be paid up to $250 for completing 7 office visits.
If you would like more information regarding this study please contact our research coordinator Irena Garić at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-926-1672.
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.