Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 12th 2007
Academic Community Offers Guidance for Financial Disclosure
A multi-institutional research team led by Johns Hopkins' Berman Institute of Bioethics has devised a model for disclosing any financial interests of clinical investigators to potential trial participants. The research team consisted of experts at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and Wake Forest University. The new model was reported in the January 2007 issue of IRB Ethics and Human Research. The model resulted from a five-year project funded by a $3 million dollar grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Invests in 45 New Sites
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) will expand its investigative site network with a $3 million award distributed among 45 new research centers in 20 states nationwide. The funds were awarded by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT), a non-profit subsidiary of CFF and fully funded by the foundation.
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Company Profile: An interview with Jerry Merritt, chief executive officer, Cetero Research
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