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How a Clinical Trial Potentially Saved My Life

By Ken Coleman, Clinical Trial Participant Several years ago, I saw an ad for a Clinical Research Associates study on heartburn. I had several of the symptoms the ad mentioned, like pain in my throat and a burning feeling in my chest that would last a while. I thought, “why not?” and entered my name. …

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CRA’s Linda Moore Schipani Named Entrepreneur of the Year

The Nashville Business Journal has named Clinical Research Associates President and CEO Linda Schipani as an Entrepreneur of the Year in the newspaper’s Healthcare Innovation Awards in 2021. Linda was nominated and selected due to her leadership and innovation in clinical trial recruitment and administration during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Under Linda’s guidance, CRA …

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WSMV: Enrollment available for RSV vaccine study

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Clinical Research Associates in Nashville is enrolling adults into their RSV vaccine study. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is something typically found in children, but it can impact older adults too. RSV causes cold-like symptoms and can lead to serious illnesses — like bronchitis or pneumonia — and sometimes death. In …

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Meharry Medical College and Clinical Research Associates Collaborating on Clinical Trial Education and Recruitment

Meharry Medical College and Clinical Research Associates are working together to raise awareness about pediatric COVID vaccine clinical trials in Nashville and recruit patients as young students return to school this month. There is currently no COVID-19 vaccine authorized for children younger than 12 years old, despite the growing need to guard against the Delta …

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Why New Cases Highlight Importance of RSV Vaccine Clinical Study

The CDC issued a warning to clinicians and caregivers on June 10 regarding an inter-seasonal increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases in parts of the southern United States including Tennessee. What this means in plain English is that doctors are worried about RSV in the summer, a time in which respiratory diseases like these …

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Migraine Treatment Clinical Study

What is the best migraine treatment? There are many options available according to WebMd, like using a cold pack, heating pad, or dimming the lights. There are several medications available for treatment as well according to the Mayo Clinic, but approved medicines might not work for everyone. Clinical Research Associates is coordinating a clinical trial …

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Lessons on Improving Clinical Trial Diversity from a Community Leader

For too long, minority groups have been underrepresented in clinical trials, and the past year of living amidst a pandemic illustrated why this is a problem. The pandemic heightened awareness among the general public of health disparities among minority populations. Early on it took center stage when the data demonstrated that people of color were …

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Why My Kids Will Be Part of the COVID Vaccine Trials

Why My Kids Will Be Part of the COVID Vaccine Trials I can recall the exact moment when I began to think that the pandemic was real. I had signed up to go to a yoga class at a local gym. It was a bring your own mat kind of thing and I had extra. …

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Teen Encouraging Others to Join Vaccine Trial

Original story ran on WSMV Nashville News 4 here Teen Encouraging Others to Join Vaccine Trial NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A local 16-year-old encourages others to participate in a COVID-19 teen vaccine trial. The Novavax Vaccine will hold a trial that aims to see how effective it is in children ages 12 to 17. Lipscomb …

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