Hero Stories

Making a difference in the future of health care 

Everyone who's volunteered for a clinical study has a story to tell. A story about why they made the effort. What they hoped to accomplish. What they learned. And how the experience changed them. We call these volunteers heroes because they're helping scientists - who are heroes in their own right - find cures, improve quality of life, and move health research forward. Watch as the following heroes share their inspiring stories about making a difference in the future of health care.

View Hero Stories

Click on "Playlist" to see all available stories.

What is clinical health research?
1972 – Lazar Greenfield, MD (Department of Surgery) develops the Greenfield vena caval filter, a device that prevents blood clots from reaching the heart and which will be implanted in 10,000 patients every year.
MICHR
University of Michigan
© Copyright 2013 The Regents of the University of Michigan
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA