As a teaching hospital, Rush's commitment to research is unmistakable. It is both the central focus of our mission and the driving force behind our innovative care. Currently, we are involved in more than 1,600 research studies, including trials of new medical and surgical therapies to test the safety and efficacy of the most forward-thinking procedures.
For our people, this means career opportunities that range from laboratory settings to collecting data on study participants, as well as the chance to collaborate with colleagues whose work is expanding scientific and medical knowledge.
Some examples of the work we do includes investigating home-based assessment tools for Alzheimer's patients, looking at how people make health care decisions to treat chronic health conditions, and studying the economic impact of celiac disease. To learn more about the types of research work we are doing, take a look at our list of current clinical trials.