The Law of the Compounding Penny

By Jennifer Byrne | March 15, 2018

My first lesson about compounding numbers began as a young child. My mom taught me the lesson of the penny. She asked if I would rather have a million dollars or a penny doubled everyday for 30 days? When first posed the question, I thought my Mom was out of her mind…of course, I would…

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Igniting Awareness in Clinical Research: The Power Behind the Patient

By Amanda Wright | February 15, 2018

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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Pop, Pop, Popup Star!

By Kevonna Hayes | February 14, 2018

When most people hear of clinical research they may not immediately think of themselves as a factor in advancing medicine. It is only when they are exposed to clinical trials do they recognize the importance of clinical research. What we need is increased awareness long before consideration and commitment to a clinical trial. Greater Gift, in partnership with…

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Greater Gift Gets Involved with the Hero’s Journey Art project

By Kevonna Hayes | January 17, 2018

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday and created forever memories with friends and family. As many do at the outset of a new year, the team at Greater Gift has taken time to reflect on the events, accomplishments and learnings from 2017, and we are beyond thankful for the many doors…

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Patients Emerging as Increasingly Important Clinical Trial Advocates

By Amanda Wright | January 2, 2018

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

By Amanda Wright | December 20, 2017

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

By Amanda Wright | December 17, 2017

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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Artwork Installed to Honor Clinical Trial Participants

By Kevonna Hayes | November 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: This blog is written by Bob Buckley, from Fox 8 News WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When you give your child a key medicine to make them feel better, did you ever think about what it took to create that medicine? Because it’s not like whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen. “It may…

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Bringing Clinical Trial Awareness to North Carolina through the Hero’s Journey Art Project

By Amanda Wright | November 2, 2017

As we continue to deepen our roots within various communities and organizations, we are creating lots of buzz around what our unique non-profit does to celebrate clinical trial participants. At the core of Greater Gift, it isn’t just what we do but who we do it for, and that is the patient. The patient, or…

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A Greater Gift: Advancing Clinical Research By Giving Back

By Jennifer Byrne | September 19, 2017

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter When Jennifer Byrne looks out the window of her light-filled office at 525@vine in the Innovation Quarter, she sees more than landscaping and buildings. She sees more than doctors, students and faculty as they walk by. What she sees is the future of clinical…

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