Yale University in need of volunteers as drug research, trials start up again


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Health Professionals at Yale School of Medicine in need of more volunteers as several clinical trials start back up in the state.

One trial that was paused before it even started was for pulmonary lung fibrosis– the trial is a therapeutic clinical trial of an investigational medication that could in some circumstances help those with a short life span.

Doctors say they lost a year of clinical research when some drug trials were paused because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many people were also afraid to participate.

“The scary thing is you know if you have 3 or 5 years with the disease now you lost a year that’s 20% of your life expectancy and potentially one of these drugs may help,” said Naftali Kaminski. “That’s why we have the vaccines because people just overcame their fears and volunteered to support research for everybody.”

To participate in a drug trial for pulmonary fibrosis, you can call (203) 785-4177 or email ildinfo@yale.edu.

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