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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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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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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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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The common denominator in every aspect of this article series is the patient. Every patient, healthcare consumer and clinical research participant is part of a community, a community of our family members, friends, neighbors and countless others. They are the reasons doctors, scientists and researchers put on their white coats every day, spend countless hours…

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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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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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