Are there risks or side effects?

There may be known and unknown risks and potential side effects while participating in research. Before deciding to volunteer, you will be informed of and should ask questions about, the drug and/or device being studied and the potential risks and side effects.

Our center follows legal guidelines set forth by the FDA Good Clinical Practices. All of our studies are monitored by the UCSD Human Research Protections Program and the VA Research & Development Committee.

Our staff of physicians, physician assistants, dietitians, nurses, and research coordinators, ensures the highest quality of care.