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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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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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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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Too busy? Try a survey.

Since signing up for ResearchMatch, I have received many emails about participating in research studies. Some have requested I participate in person, and others have just wanted to ask me some questions online.

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Craving better health

The first time I participated in a research study was back in 1985. Prior to that, it had never crossed my mind that research participation would be important. I was young, healthy, and frankly … naïve.

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Welcome to Study Notes!

Study Notes is a blog written by scientists, research study coordinators, and experienced research study participants designed to inform those who are considering volunteering as a participant in a clinical research study. This blog provides an inside look into the clinical research study experience and helps to inform potential volunteers about what to expect, how […]

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Registry matches patients, scientists

I recently joined ResearchMatch, an Internet-based registry for people interested in participating in medical research studies.

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