|This is an exciting time to
be involved in fibromyalgia research, as the scientific understanding of FM
is yielding to increasingly sophisticated research methodology. Furthermore
many of the leading pharmaceutical firms have realized that FM is an unmet
need and are developing innovative therapies for FM patients.
Many of these advances are due to the
enthusiastic participation of FM patients in research studies over the last
This research is now starting to pay off in terms of newer medications and
the increasing recognition of FM in both the medical and lay communities.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
have been involved in fibromyalgia research since 1980 and continue in this
tradition. If you live in within easy traveling distance of Portland, we
invite you to register as a potential research volunteer at:
Registration does not commit you to participate in any
if our studies. You will be contacted by email or telephone by a study
coordinator as new studies become open for enrollment.
If you do not live near to Portland, we recommend
checking the national database of registered studies at:
Registered U.S. Research Studies.