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Posts by Amanda Wright

Embedding Clinical Research into the Continuum of Care

Editors Note: This article was originally published by ACRP Clinical research is the frontline of medical innovation. Through research projects, scientists and physicians make medical breakthroughs that directly impact the lives of patients and their families. However, what many patients and physicians don’t realize is that when clinical research is integrated into the continuum of…

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What’s Your Story?

Throughout history, storytelling has been a prominent mechanism of communicating information across cultures. Increasingly, storytelling is used to communicate messages related to health and even more recently to convey the importance of clinical trial participation. Whether the story is from a patient or a professional who is contributing to the advancement of medicine, the expression…

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Magnitude of Gratitude: The Face of Clinical Research

Much of my early career was spent as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Myself and the rest of the study staff were responsible for ensuring the trials that came to our site were conducted ethically, the data was collected and the patient experience was positive. Through the world of Clinical Research Coordinators, great strides are made…

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Magnitude of Gratitude: From Healing Hands to the Patient

An astonishing 42% of providers have experienced burn out at some point during their career1. Burn out usually occurs when one does not feel valued or they experience disconnections with patients because of lack of time. If you really take a look at why providers get into the business of care, you will find they…

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Magnitude of Gratitude: At the Core of Greater Gift

At the core of our organization is celebration and gratitude for the many individuals who make medical advancement accessible and possible for all through clinical research. Whether a trial participant or professional, there are many people sacrificing their time and working countless hours to develop new medicines so others – like our families, children, colleagues…

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Greater Gift Blog! Our blog will give us a unique opportunity to share with you all things clinical research, while offering us a place to interact with our Greater Gift family, supporters, and followers. If you’re curious about what you can expect from our blog, read on. As we continue to advocate…

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Igniting Awareness in Clinical Research: The Power Behind the Patient

Consistently in clinical research there has been an ever-present need for more clinical trial participants. Today, over 58 million people are needed to fill open clinical trials, sources estimate 2 million people are participating annually. Clearly, there is more work to be done, but total reinvention isn’t the only solution to achieve increased enrollment. It…

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Patients Emerging as Increasingly Important Clinical Trial Advocates

Editors Note: This blog was originally published by Michael Causey from ACRP While physicians remain the most common “trusted agents” promoting clinical trials, patients themselves are increasingly becoming a stronger force in spreading the word, says Amanda Wright, executive director of Greater Gift, an initiative for advancing global health and highlighting clinical trial participation. As patients…

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Looking Ahead for 2018

At Greater Gift, we were blessed in 2017 with many accomplishments and anticipate new opportunities in the coming year for organizational growth and more awareness for clinical research. Over the past year, we gained several new supporters and partners, hosted the Hero’s Journey Art event, moved into a new office, added over 300 social media…

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Popup Star

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by PM360 Staff from PM360 Popup Star is a contest designed to inspire the creation of unique clinical trial awareness events developed by all stakeholders in healthcare. The kernel for the idea came from Angela Radcliffe at FCBVIO, while Jennifer Byrne, Founder of PMG Research and the Greater Gift Initiative,…

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