GBMC has a comprehensive program of clinical trials in various medical disciplines throughout the hospital. The GBMC Institutional Review Board (IRB), is an independent ethics committee which meets monthly to evaluate clinical trial proposals by medical staff members. The emphasis of IRB review includes ethical standards, patient safety, patient confidentiality, and scientific merit.
Research sponsors for clinical trials at GBMC include NIH (NIDDK, NCI, etc.), independent investigators, and pharmaceutical trials. Clinical trials involve not only therapeutic interventions but also medical devices, laboratory testing, and other investigations of current medical and surgical practice.
Research emphasis at GBMC includes oncology, endocrinology, speech-language pathology, women's health, ophthalmology, genetics, and surgical subspecialties.