What should U-M medical researchers study next? You can help decide

New WellSpringboard.org site combines crowdsourcing and crowdfunding

Iwsb homepagecropf you wish scientists would figure out a solution for a medical problem you face, or find answers for a loved one who struggles with a health condition, here’s your chance.

The University of Michigan wants your ideas for what its medical researchers should study. You can also lend your voice to ideas suggested by other members of the public, and help them gain steam.

And once a U-M researcher agrees to take up the idea and run with it, you can help make the research happen by donating online or volunteering to take part. U-M will even kick in funds for the hottest ideas.

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Help move cardiovascular research forward: become a volunteer

Find a research study that's right for you


Jennifer McNamara is the research coordinator at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

When we hear about a breakthrough treatment for a disease, more often than not, the treatment is the result of research studies conducted at hospitals or other healthcare facilities. Most of these studies wouldn’t be possible without committed volunteers — many of whom are looking to help improve treatment options for themselves and others down the road.

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is no exception. Here, physicians, faculty and staff are dedicated to a host of cardiovascular research studies that require volunteer participation. Our professionals know a lot about heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women, but more research is needed for advancements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Volunteer opportunities to take part in CVC research are open to just about anyone. My job is to help people like yourself find a research study that’s right for you — and there are a lot of exciting studies to consider.

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