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?
1963 – U-M establishes the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, including kidney, heart, liver, pancreas, heart-lung, artificial heart, and bone marrow transplants and cornea grafting for infants, children, and adults. It becomes one of the most comprehensive and longest running transplant programs in the country.
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University of Michigan
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