Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sharing the Importance of Clinical Research with the Community

Guest Blogger:
Eva Hochberger
Communications & Planning Manager  |  Office of Research Development, Planning & Communications
I’ve spent the last six years working for companies that support clinical research. Because of that, I may take for granted that I understand the process and impact of participating in clinical research. But experiences aren’t universal and not everyone knows about clinical research.

We shared our event experience
on Twitter @MedStarResearch
That’s where groups like Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and their events, Aware For All come in.

Joined by other MHRI colleagues, we were pleased to attend the Aware for All Baltimore event this week. We were on hand to talk to members of the Baltimore community about all the research that MedStar Health conducts. These conversations ranged from general information about what types of research we do to more in-depth conversations about why there are disparities in participation across different communities.

In addition to connecting with the community, MedStar was also represented on the panel presentation of clinicians. Petros Okubagzi joined, Dr. Rodrigo Garcia (EMD Serono), Mary Hesdorffer (Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation), and Dr. Fabian Sandoval (Emerson Clinical Research Institute) in discussing the importance of participation in research, the protections that are in place for patients, and what makes them passionate about their work.

It was great to be a part of such an informative and engaging event!
P.s. You can follow MHRI on Twitter @MedStarResearch

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