Clinical Research

Clinical research is a strong and integral activity at Tufts School of Medicine. One of the pillars of our Strategic Plan, our goal to Advance the Health of Populations, is directly linked to this important arm of our research.

Our clinical partners are essential colleagues in these activities and provide an excellent environment for our students and trainees to understand the ways in which clinical research leads to improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and disease management.

Some of these partnerships are highlighted here.

A list of our major clinical partners appears here and can be used to access information about the clinical research ongoing at these institutions.

tufts medical center

Tufts Medical Center

On our Health Sciences Campus, physician-scientists at Tufts Medical Center conduct clinical studies in a wide range of areas, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious diseases, and renal and ocular diseases.


These trials help translate the research findings garnered in our laboratories and clinics into new approaches to maintaining health and combating disease.

Doctors and students reviewing images on a computer screen

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is an NIH-funded unit that is committed to creating an environment in which clinical research thrives.


The CTSI has established a broad partnership network across Tufts and beyond and provides resources and services that support the full spectrum of clinical research

Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center

Clinical trials and clinical research are an important part of the work conducted at Maine Medical Center. These organizations also participate with Tufts CTSI, linking our campuses together.


Cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, cancer, psychiatric disorders, pulmonary medicine and urology are just some of the areas addressed in the clinical research studies at Maine Medical Center.