Research is the path forward in this global pandemic, and CTSI, like organizations around the world, is committed to accelerating these discoveries.
CTSI joins the world-wide celebration May 20 to recognize Clinical Trials Day to honor those who are at the forefront of conducting and raising awareness of clinical trials across the health sciences and throughout the University of Minnesota to improve health.
More than 100 visitors attended the Clinical Research Support Center Open House earlier this month to help celebrate the new center’s grand opening, network with colleagues, and learn about the support and resources available to U of M clinical researchers and study teams.
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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has hired Annie Hotop, MS, MA, to lead CTSI recruitment activities designed to support University of Minnesota researchers’ efforts to attract study participants and increase awareness of clinical research opportunities among the broader community.
A third United States research institution recently customized, adapted, and implemented StudyFinder, a CTSI-created tool that gives the public an easier way to find and connect with university research opportunities and study teams to ultimately help develop treatments that may one day benefit others.
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.
“Nearly 70 people contacted us to express interest in one of our studies after seeing it on StudyFinder, through virtually no effort on our end. StudyFinder is the most innovative, efficient tool for recruiting participants I’ve used in my 27-year clinical research career.”
- Patricia Lenton, RDH, MA, CCRP, who directs the Oral Health Research Clinic at the University’s School of Dentistry
The University of Minnesota’s health research website, StudyFinder, was recently adopted, customized, and launched by Penn State University, which makes it the first institution outside the University to adopt the tool. In addition, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) launched its StudyFinder website today for use in that community.
The Clinics and Surgery Center “Discovery Experience” includes creating patient awareness about research opportunities at the University through monitors with research messaging and StudyFinder kiosks stationed throughout the building, and includes embedding research into the entire patient experience and workflows, with the ultimate goal of increasing study participation and the number of clinical trials.
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