Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

How to Volunteer for a Clinical Research Study

Clinical studies provide patients with an opportunity to participate in research involving new medications, devices or protocols that may lead to breakthroughs in medicine.

At WakeMed, participation in a clinical research study is completely voluntary. You will never be pressured by WakeMed staff to sign up for a clinical trial.

Travel Reimbursement & Cost

In most cases, participants will undergo a free screening to qualify for a study and are enrolled based on the results. While each study is different, most will reimburse participants for time and travel expenses, and all treatment/medication/devices will be provided at no cost. You have the right to withdraw from a study at any time. We respect your time and want to ensure that you are satisfied with your participation in a study.

Additional Information About Volunteering

For more information about current clinical trials being conducted at WakeMed or how to sign up for a study, call us at 919-350-0880 or email A WakeMed CRI coordinator will contact you within five business days to answer your questions.

Learn more about what it means to volunteer for a study with the WakeMed Clinical Research Institute by reading our FAQs.

Contact Us
For more information on clinical research studies available at WakeMed Clinical Research Institute, please contact: Diana Rhyne (Director of Clinical Research) at or Dr. Bill Lagarde (Medical Director) at