Greater Gift Initiative

Great Gift moves to Innovation Quarter

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jennifer Byrne is the founder of Greater Gift, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the donation of vaccines in honor of clinical research participants. Seeing students walk by every day on the way to class, she envisions the impact that these future doctors, physician assistants and certified nurses can have on their patients—not only through patient care, but also through promoting clinical research.

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Revisiting patient diversity in clinical trials… again

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Minority groups have historically been excluded from clinical research, an inequity that has led to well-documented public health problems in which therapies tested primarily in Caucasian patients do not work as well in other ethnic and racial groups. This problem is famously exemplified by Sanofi’s blood thinner Plavix, which was approved in 1997 but slapped with a boxed warning in 2010 after researchers realized up to half of Asian and Pacific Islander populations cannot process the drug.

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Envisioning the site of the future

Monday, May 1, 2017

The drug development world has been notoriously slow to adopt change, but industry leaders and visionaries expect the clinical research enterprise to change dramatically.
Integration of healthcare data, the power of data and analytics, a rapid move toward more targeted therapies and customized treatments, along with the desire for a lower cost R&D model are among the forces driving transformation in the way the research environment will function in the future.

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Greater Gift Initiative partners with INC Research

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI), a Winston-Salem, NC 501(c)3 nonprofit, partnered with INC Research, a global phase I to IV CRO with experience in vaccine clinical research. GGI’s mission is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting a vaccine to a child in need in honor of each clinical trial volunteer. The vision of GGI is to serve as a philanthropic connector among clinical trial sites, individual investigators, CROs and sponsors by conveying a unified message to the clinical volunteer community that their participation does matter.

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Bridging the gap: Incorporating research into care

Monday, April 10, 2017

A few years ago, the idea that primary care physicians might offer clinical trials as a routine part of care seemed far-fetched. But today, a growing body of evidence supports the notion that integrating research into clinical care can improve efficiencies, bolster patient engagement and reduce cost.

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INC Research and CISCRP name C2 winner of Inspiring Hope Ideathon

Thursday, September 29, 2016

INC Research Holdings, a global phase I to IV CRO, together with the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process, has announced Team “C2: The Clinical Study Change Agent Collective” was chosen as the winner of the 2016 “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon.

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