Are you interested in vaccine research? If so, you can sign up to be part of the Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry—a group of people who agree to be contacted when a new vaccine is ready to be tested. Consent to participate in this research study can be done online. Compensation provided if a blood sample is collected.
Vaccines help prevent people from getting sick and reduce the spread of infectious diseases. As healthcare providers and scientists at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh work together to develop new vaccines, research participants are needed to take part in clinical trials to test them. The purpose of the Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry is to collect a list of people who may be interested in participating in vaccine-related clinical trials in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Ages 18 and up
- Willing to provide consent for the study team to view your medical records
- Willing to have a blood draw
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
To join the registry, basic information about you will be collected and the study team will review your current medical conditions. You may also be asked to provide a blood sample. If an appropriate vaccine clinical trial is identified, the study team will contact you again in the future to find out if you would like to consider participating.
IRB: STUDY20040088B- Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Judy Martin, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Martin’s research interests include vaccine research, Group A streptococcal infections, and rheumatic fever.