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.
This article provides an overview of Long-COVID - a wide range of health problems that people experience after becoming sick with COVID-19.
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’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?
Part III of this educational series on research studies will explore interventional studies in more depth.
Part II of this educational series on research studies will explore observational studies in more depth.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about how research volunteers make discoveries possible through their participation in health research.
Explore the important contributions of 9 African American innovators and thought leaders who have been at the forefront of science and public health practice.
How inclusion criteria help guide who can participate in a clinical trial.
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.
This five part educational series will walk readers through how to read through a scientific manuscript.
Learn how to read through an Abstract in a scientific manuscript.
Learn how to read through the Introduction and Methods sections of a scientific manuscript.
Learn how to read through the Results section of a scientific manuscript.
Learn how to read through the Discussion and Conclusion sections of a scientific manuscript.
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.
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.