[Blog Post] Don’t Let Fear of COVID-19 Keep You From Much-Needed Other Medical Care

Every day, the number of American deaths caused by COVID-19 increases. Another number is also on the rise—that of patients who are afraid of catching the novel coronavirus and, therefore, are waiting too long to seek care.

Many have heart problems or other chronic conditions that, like COVID-19, take a disproportionate toll on Black and Latino […]

2020-07-14T13:11:45-04:00July 14, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] It’s Time to Address Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness about how to reduce the risk factors that can harm men’s health and shorten their lives.

On average, men die five years earlier than women. The disparity is more pronounced for Black men, who on average have a life expectancy of 72—four years less than white […]

2020-06-23T17:29:02-04:00June 16, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] COVID-19 and Mental Health Care: A Double Disparity

From a mental health perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect storm. Fear of catching and spreading the novel coronavirus, economic-related anxiety, and the isolation from sheltering at home are taking an enormous emotional toll.

That’s especially true in minority communities, which face double jeopardy. They are more likely to be affected by COVID-19 and less […]

2020-06-23T17:28:19-04:00May 18, 2020|General|

[ACRP Journal Article] Clinical Research Professionals Have an Important Role to Play

Article published in the Journal of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals 

Written by Executive Director Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D.

As a clinical research professional, most of your interactions with patients are related to their involvement in clinical trials: recruiting, assessing, and enrolling participants; obtaining informed consent; administering trial procedures; and monitoring patient responses to the investigational […]

2020-05-14T14:28:53-04:00May 14, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] Making Sure #VaccinesWork for All

Friday, April 24, is the first day of World Immunization Week, an annual global effort to promote the importance of preventing disease—and saving lives—by improving vaccination rates. Always an important message, it is especially compelling this year as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The same is true for this year’s World Immunization Week theme, […]

2020-06-23T17:26:54-04:00April 20, 2020|General|

[Guest Post] Patient Involvement Improves Clinical Trial Design

A blog post by Anne B. Cropp, Pharm.D., BCAP, Clinical Research Pathways Board of Directors

Many clinical trials fail in part because they can’t recruit or retain enough patients to accurately assess an investigational drug’s safety and effectiveness. That’s especially true for trials that involve patients with ultrarare diseases, which FDA defines […]

2020-03-23T17:06:06-04:00March 23, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] The Need to Engage Minorities in MS research

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system. Although it has long been viewed as a disease of white women of northern European ancestry, MS also affects Black, Latino, and Hispanic Americans.  

In fact, recent data suggest MS might be more common […]

2020-06-23T17:26:03-04:00March 9, 2020|General|
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