The CenterWatch Weekly, October 11, 2016
Innovation abounds at the 2016 Inspiring Hope Ideathon
The winners of the 2016 “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon have developed an innovative concept to raise awareness of clinical trials and increase patient participation. INC Research Holdings and the nonprofit Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) created the Ideathon to find solutions to the problem of low patient participation in clinical research. Submissions from around the world offered proposals to educate and engage more people in the clinical trial process. Team “C2: The Clinical Study Change Agent Collective” was selected by a panel of six expert judges as the winner from 14 finalists drawn from a pool of almost 70 entries from around the world. Team C2 received a $10,000 award from CISCRP to advance the idea.
New research network for at-risk and HIV-positive youths
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the lives of young adults impacted by the HIV epidemic, the NIH recently announced funding for a research network called the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN). Paramount to the ATN’s success will be highly tailored recruitment strategies to effectively attract young people and keep them engaged during the five-year research program.
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