For a long time, we humans have proved ourselves resilient and still continue to do so because of medical advances, which prolong our lives and provide us ways and treatments to keep ourselves healthy. Medical advances have contributed to our continued existence and this would not be possible without the rise of medical and clinical research. Medical and clinical research centers have provided venues for professionals in the medical industry to study, experiment, and come up with all sorts of medication and treatment for many maladies and ailments — vaccines, antibiotics, shots, pills, surgical treatments, and other kinds of medicines. Here are just some of the notable medical and clinical research centers in the US.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) - The country's foremost medical research agency, the National Institutes of Health has a comprehensive directory of 27 excellent medical and clinical institutes and centers, all providing resources and guidance to researchers from all over the world. There are study centers like John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences, which is geared towards promoting and supporting international scientific research and training to lessen differences, inconsistencies, and inequalities in global health. There are technology centers like the Center for Information Technology, which provides computer facilities and equipment and incorporates the use of computers to aid biomedical programs and administration procedures of the NIH agency. There are also science centers like the Center for Scientific Review, which are responsible for undertaking the evaluation of the majority of research and research training applications to the NIH. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts, supports and provides funds for metabolic research. There is even a National Cancer Institute, a research and training institute dedicated to fighting and eliminating cancer. On the other hand, if you're interested in a research course, The NIH Clinical Center is a national resource that provides the best quality of training in medical research. They also provide fellowships and opportunities to take up a research course. The NIH also provides additional resources and links in its Web site nih.gov like ClinicalTrials.gov, a registry of state and private supported clinical trials conducted all over the world including undertakings of studies like experiments, critical, pivotal, etc.
- Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic's aim is to provide quality information and service in medical research and education. They are proud to be the world's first and largest-integrated non-profit group medical practice with a network of more or less 2,500 physicians, medical professionals and scientists covering a variety of specializations and a wealth of experience and expertise. They have campuses located in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota offering medical or science degrees, residencies, fellowships, trainings, etc. Helmed by excellent scientists, researchers, and experts from all over the world with world class labs, departments, centers and equipment. The Mayo Clinic research staff also publishes an average of 2,800 publications in a year in their various biomedical journals.
Aside from the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic, there are many other notable medical and clinical research centers in the country continuing to revolutionize the field of medical science, molding professionals and experts who tirelessly soldier on in their fields of study and expertise to provide hope, effective medical treatment, and new discoveries to maintain the resilience of human beings.