How health research benefits society
April 22, 2024

Explore the many ways in which health research benefits society.

Diversity in Health Research — Why it Matters
March 15, 2024

Diversity and inclusion are topics many of us are learning more about every day. From education and academics to the workplace and careers, we are exploring the important role diversity plays in different spaces, including healthcare and research. This article will highlight why diversity matters in health research and the impact it has on many people.

What Is a Clinical Research Team?
December 15, 2023

A clinical research team is a group of people who work together on a research study to learn about human health or determine the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. This article will describe who makes up a clinical research team.

How to find a research study
October 23, 2023

Medical research isn’t often on someone’s mind. Many never learn about it until they or a loved one are diagnosed with a condition like diabetes or cancer and start looking for opportunities to participate. This article will describe what medical research is and how to find information about studies.

A Long Road for Long-Haulers
October 10, 2022

This article provides an overview of Long-COVID - a wide range of health problems that people experience after becoming sick with COVID-19.

My Long-Covid Journey
October 10, 2022

Jessica Eidenmuller, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), describes her personal journey with Long-COVID, and offers readers information and resources to help find care, treatment, and Long-COVID research opportunities.

You signed an ICD, what happens now?
August 18, 2022

You’ve decided to participate in a clinical research trial. You’ve connected with a representative of the study. You’ve been informed of the study’s goals, methods and process. You also signed an Informed Consent Document (ICD), confirming you understand the purpose of the study, procedures, intervention, potential risks, benefits and outcomes to participating. So, what happens next?

Types of research studies: Part III — Interventional Studies
August 5, 2022

Part III of this educational series on research studies will explore interventional studies in more depth.

Types of research studies: Part II — Observational Studies
August 5, 2022

Part II of this educational series on research studies will explore observational studies in more depth.

Types of research studies: Part I - Introduction to health research
August 5, 2022

A three-part educational series that describes what research is and offers an overview of different types of research studies and designs, including observational and interventional studies.

What is informed consent?
March 25, 2022

Informed consent is more than just signing a form. It’s a process, one that spans the entire length of a clinical trial. Learn more about what informed consent is.

Using Social Media for Clinical Trial Recruitment
February 17, 2022

The role of social media as a recruitment tool for clinical research has become one of many methods study teams use to recruit participants. However, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding to use social media as a method of recruitment. This article will discuss the “do’s and don’ts” of using social media in clinical trial recruitment.

Research Volunteers Make Discoveries Possible
September 21, 2021

Learn more about how research volunteers make discoveries possible through their participation in health research.

9 African American Innovators and Thought Leaders in Medical Discovery That You Ought to Know
July 21, 2021

Explore the important contributions of 9 African American innovators and thought leaders who have been at the forefront of science and public health practice.

Want to Join a Research Study? Learn How Inclusion Criteria Guide Who Can Participate in Clinical Trials
December 8, 2020

How inclusion criteria help guide who can participate in a clinical trial.

Searching for Clinical Trials: Lessons Learned as a Caregiver
August 25, 2020

Caregivers play a central role in advocating for their love one's care, including participating in clinical trials. Learn more about how to navigate and search for clinical trials in this piece.

Part I: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper
August 16, 2019

This five part educational series will walk readers through how to read through a scientific manuscript.

Part II: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — the Abstract
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through an Abstract in a scientific manuscript.

Part III: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — the Introduction and Methods
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through the Introduction and Methods sections of a scientific manuscript.

Part IV: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — the Results
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through the Results section of a scientific manuscript.

Part V: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — Discussion and Conclusion
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through the Discussion and Conclusion sections of a scientific manuscript.

Achieving a “Win-Win” by Using Technology for Recruitment
March 13, 2019

Learn more about what ResearchMatch is and how it helps the public to connect with researchers, learn about their studies, and get involved in health research.

3 Simple Ways to Acknowledge Research Participants
March 6, 2019

Research presents an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of patients and participants to medical discovery, and share why they are important to the process. Read along to discover three simple ways to acknowledge research participants and their contributions.