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(Don’t) Let it go, update your ResearchMatch profile

Things have been quite busy for me since my last post. I graduated from The Ohio State University, started a new career, and have been busy getting my post-college life situated. Once the dust settled a little, I had a moment to think about the past couple of years and how they led me to […]

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Donating is nice, but it’s not enough

In 25 days, three hours and eight minutes, I will be at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, donation in hand and ready to “put my money where my mouth is.” But it’s not enough.

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Sham study a blight on autism research

My Google homepage displays rotating quotations from well-known public figures. Last week, I read that famed American astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

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Common myths, part 3

There are a lot of myths out there about participating in clinical research studies. Blair has made it her mission to dispel some of the most common ones in a three part series.

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Research, a family endeavor

My mom often talks with me about her job. As you might guess, having a clinical research nurse manager for a mother has provided several opportunities for her to explain how research is essential for advancing the science and medicine that can lead to new and better treatments and health care for patients. When she […]

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Studies vital to patient survival

I met one of the most memorable patients of my medical career in 1981 when I was an intern at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Her name was Wanda, a beautiful, skinny 7-year old with an aggressive form of acute leukemia that required frequent admissions to the hospital.

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Clinical research, scientists can’t do it alone

Clinical research requires multiple processes and personnel to be successful. There is the value and validity of the scientific approach and methods, as well as independent review, informed consent and monitoring the welfare of those enrolled. Yet, perhaps the most important steps are fair subject selection and adequate enrollment. Huh? Oh right, this isn’t a […]

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Common myths, part 2

There are a lot of myths out there about participating in clinical research studies. Blair has made it her mission to dispel some of the most common ones in a three part series.

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Common myths, part 1

There are a lot of myths out there about participating in clinical research studies. Blair has made it her mission to dispel some of the most common ones in a three part series.

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Making research safe

The 2010 publication of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot has rekindled interest among the general public about various issues surrounding the conduct of clinical research.

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