Baylor Scott & White Research Institute offers ample opportunities for investigators, physicians and patients to participate in research studies on both sides of the process. Many patients and researchers tell us that their involvement has been one of the most rewarding components of their health journeys. Patients in particular can help improve their own health outcomes, as well as the outcomes of others, through volunteering for clinical trials.
If you’ve ever considered volunteering for a clinical trial—either to improve your own health or to help advance medical research—watch our “Participating in a Clinical Trial: Is it Right for Me?” video to learn more.
To get involved in Baylor research,
browse our directory of clinical trials.
Baylor Health Care System Foundation raises and manages funds to support Baylor Health Care System and its charitable affiliates. A separately incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Foundation provides hands-on opportunities for philanthropic leaders and the general public to be involved in health care initiatives that are changing North Texas—and the world.
Since its inception in 1978, the Foundation has raised and distributed more than $500 million to Baylor Health Care System and its charitable affiliates. Donor investments have had a wide-reaching impact on Baylor’s commitment to develop innovative models of care, use advanced medical technology and conduct game-changing research.
In FY14, the Foundation received more than $650,000 in support from many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading citizens, benefitting key research initiatives such as:
Developing better ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer through more personalized therapies for patients. One of these is a pilot study, which currently has 10 patients enrolled, to test the efficacy of a vaccine on triple negative breast cancer.
Supporting an innovative clinical trial and collection of samples for a biomarker study related to pancreatic cancer; making inoperable pancreas cancer operable; and providing a treatment for pancreas cancer that can significantly improve patients’ quality of life.
Identifying new and better methods of preventing rejection of transplanted organs to significantly improve the health of transplant patients.
Evaluating the effectiveness of therapies and methods associated with the most successful outcomes for TBI patients.
At a time when corporate and government support for research has substantially declined, philanthropy is vital to our ability to endow research chairs, recruit more physician-scientists, and buy and build advanced equipment and laboratories. While the Foundation is supported by more than 12,000 active donors, including individuals, corporations and other private foundations, funding for medical research doesn’t—and can’t—end there.
Watch the Foundation’s $500 Million Milestone Ripple Effect video to learn more: