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.

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What is clinical health research?
1949 – James V. Neel, MD, PhD  (U-M Heredity Clinic) publishes “The Inheritance of Sickle Cell Anemia,” in which he proposes that individuals with severe sickle cell anemia are homozygous for an abnormal gene and that carriers have one normal and one abnormal gene.
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