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United Medical Research Institute

United Medical Research Institute

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We Are The Only Phase 1 - 4 Ophthalmology Unit In The U.S.


Clinical trials involve research studies performed with human subjects to evaluate and test the effectiveness and safety of new medicines, medical devices or procedures and treatments. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires clinical trials be performed prior to approving any new medications for physicians to prescribe to patients. Patients who agree to participate in clinical trials may receive many benefits. Subjects willing to participate in clinical trials are able to receive access to new treatments for various medical and ophthalmic conditions before they are available for prescription use, as well as receiving diagnostic and hematologic testing, and physician care.


They also usually receive compensation for their time and for following the instructions according to the protocol. Each clinical trial has a different protocol with diverse exclusion and inclusion criteria to determine which subjects are able to participate in the study.

Clinical research studies at UMRI are open to the public. You can find out which studies Dr. Peace is currently conducting by either looking on the Research Opportunities section of our website or by calling our office at (310-671-7172). There you will be able schedule an appointment with Dr. Peace to determine if you may qualify for entry into a study.