The department conducts clinical trials in collaboration with federal health agencies, pharmaceutical and device companies, and members of our clinical faculty.  Several investigators on our faculty also conduct laboratory research on the UC Davis campus.

These research units perform Phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials studying both drugs and medical devices. Protocols for these studies are approved for testing by the Federal Drug Administration and examined for ethical consideration by the UC Davis Human Subject Review Committee. The contractual arrangements for these studies are reviewed and approved by the Office of Research at UC Davis.