Clinical Research

Department of Neurology


Thank you for your interest in the exciting neurology clinical research!  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our clinical research, please contact Department of Neurology Research at 303-724-4644 


Health Volunteers can participate in research, too.


New to Clinical Research?  

Principle Investigator (PI): the clinician ultimately responsible for the conduct of the clinical trial


Professional Research Assistant (PRA): title of clinical research coordinators at the University of Colorado. The PRA will coordinate research visits and help the PI best manage participant’s care.


A great resource on clinical research: National Institute of Health (NIH):

For those interested in the design of trials for the clinical neurosciences, see the link below. Organized by the University of Michigan, these are NINDS Clinical Trial Methodology courses and include several webinars to help investigators.


Research is very important to us as we advance the knowledge of neurological diseases in order to better the care of our patients.


We offer a well-rounded variety of clinical research:

  • Drug studies
  • Device studies
  • Observational (blood draw studies, questionnaire studies)
  • Biobanking
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Imaging (MRI, fMRI, PET scan)
  • Quality improvements
  • A translational lab and tissue bank
  • Non-drug treatments/interventions

Many studies are designed by our excellent physicians themselves.  From observing the patients they treat, the physicians pose important questions to research; these studies are called Investigator Initiated.  Other studies conducted include funding and support from pharmaceutical industries, private foundations, private donors, and government agencies such as the National Institute of Health (NIH).  We are proud to have such a variety of research to answer the difficult questions of neurological disorders.

Our clinical research funding totals over $7 million dollars.

Neurology is the 3rd largest clinical research division in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado with over 100 active clinical trials in different phases of completion (initial study start up, enrolling new participants, and follow up of current participants).

Our faculty consists of over 50 clinicians/scientists dedicated to research, dedicated staff to clinical research regulatory and billing, and over 20 research coordinators conducting the day to day operations of studies. Additionally, our worldwide collaborators include experts from academic institutions as well as leaders in the clinical research field.

Please become part of the neurology clinical research family as we aim to be a center of research excellence.  You will find a list of currently enrolling research studies below (listed by area of indication).