Participate in Research

You can make a difference!

Help us improve healthcare for future generations. 


Researchers are working hard to identify new treatments and strategies to improve health and to understand the diseases that make us sick, but in order to succeed they need both healthy research participants and participants with medical conditions. You can make a difference by participating in research. Health research ranges from simple questionnaires and screenings to clinical trials of investigational drugs and devices.


Join us in discovery!  

There are several ways for you to learn more and get involved: 


Learn more about participating in research studies



COVID-19 Prevention Project: Protecting Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities
Illustration of diverse group of people wearing face masks.

from the CCTS Wellness, Health & You (WHY) Program 

Researchers at the University of Kentucky need everyone’s help in understanding prevention efforts and risk related to the new COVID-19 virus. You can make a difference by completing a confidential 15-minute survey as part of the COVID-19 Prevention Project

Linda Rice, BSN, RN, answers questions about participating in research
Linda Rice, BSN, RN, CCRC in CCTS lab


Clinical trials and health research are the backbone of modern medicine. Linda Rice, BSN, RN, director of clinical operations for the CCTS, spoke with WUKY's "On Medicine" program about the value of participating in research and the rigorous protections for participants. 

Have You Heard?

  • At UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, they are working on memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. (WKYT)
    • Feb 7 2020

    Doctors and researchers at UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are looking for treatments for memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, and thousands of volunteers are playing a key role in finding answers. Volunteers at Sanders-Brown do as little as a few hours a year to help research, but the contribution is significant.

  • Charles Lutz
    • Feb 5 2020

    A pathologist at UK HealthCare’s Markey Cancer Center, Dr. Charles Lutz was no stranger to cancer. But when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer, the doctor became the patient.

  • Dr. Grregory Jicha
    • Feb 4 2020

    WATCH: Dr. Gregory Jicha of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging invites people to participate in one of their dozens research studies related brain health.