New study card initiative aims to increase visibility of research studies to Clinics and Surgery Center patients

Published by CTSI on October 30, 2017

Study card example, which says "Heart & Vascular - Treatment of Masked Hypertension. We are looking for patients for a research study test whether treating controlled blood pressure is safe and effective. Contact:Paul Drawz, 612-625-5423, draw0003@umn.eduExample of a study card at the Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC).

Last week, research study cards became available for patients and visitors of the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)—the newest aspect of the CTSI-led effort to integrate research into clinical care at the CSC—to ultimately increase study participation.

“We’re adding study cards to the CSC to better highlight research opportunities for our patients and visitors, and make it easier for them to connect with studies that need participants,” says University of Minnesota Physicians Chief Operating Officer Mary Johnson.

We’re adding study cards to the CSC to better highlight research opportunities for our patients and visitors, and make it easier for them to connect with studies that need participants.

— University of Minnesota Physicians Chief Operating Officer Mary Johnson

Research is embedded into the entire patient experience, from the StudyFinder Research Information bars located throughout the building to visitors’ interactions with staff and providers.

Helping participants discover research opportunities

Cards are roughly the size of a business card, and include a brief overview of select enrolling research studies along with contact information. They can be found at the StudyFinder Research Information areas on floors 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the CSC.

The CSC concierge team will work with CTSI to refill the card racks.

Photo of one of the CSC StudyFinder Research Information areas, which integrate research into CSC patients' experience.One of the StudyFinder Research Information areas, which integrate research into CSC patients' experience.

Contact

For questions about the research study cards, please contact Melissa Mueller, CTSI Recruitment Service Manager at muell661@umn.edu.

Patients and visitors interested in research should be directed to StudyFinder.umn.edu, the resources at the StudyFinder Research Information bars, or Kimberly Dehn, CSC Research Liaison at cscrl@umn.edu.

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