Winston-Salem, N.C. – Greater Gift, located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, recently formed a partnership with Aurora Research Institute, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Greater Gift expresses gratitude for the heroic work of clinical trial participants to advance medical research. They do this by donating one life-enhancing gift of a vaccine in honor of an…

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Written by guest blogger, Sydney Beason September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month. Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with Thyroid cancer every year, and Thyroid Cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. The statistics are important, but the 50,000 stories are much more transformative. In 2017, I was one of those 50,000 new cases.…

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Written by guest blogger, Sydney Beason What would a world without vaccines look like? As a young child, I grew up going to the doctor every year for a checkup and receiving a few shots followed by a sticker because I was brave. At the time, I was so focused on the sticker and the…

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Written by guest blogger, Sydney Beason As my summer internship comes to an end at Greater Gift and I transition into my first year of college at Furman University, I can now spend some time reflecting on my time as the Program Coordinator Intern. The reflection is a process that is just beginning, and the…

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This past Tuesday, Greater Gift had the opportunity to make an impression on young, curious summer campers about the importance of clinical trials and giving back. Summit School of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought a group of middle school summer campers to tour and learn about the Innovation Quarter and broaden their perspective of our community…

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Thirty million American adults are below a basic health literacy level1. As a professional I often ask myself when I am speaking about clinical research to friends, family or the community, “How are my communication skills?”. Am I clear and understandable to the point where a person with no prior knowledge can understand clinical research?…

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The ability to measure a patient’s experience across their entire network of care is an important factor to most, if not all, healthcare organizations. The healthcare organization can be a large hospital system, a private practice, nursing home or even a clinic. Healthcare organizations are moving toward a new era where patients are center and…

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This blog was originally published by Michael Causey from ACRP. Standardization and high-quality training are keys to recruiting and retaining more principal investigators (PIs) for running clinical trials, according to panelists at the Clinical Trial Collaborations conference in Cambridge, Mass., on April 11. Luckily, the tools are available today. “This is a very encouraging time,”…

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