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Local Media Highlights CRA’s Role in Pediatric Vaccine Clinical Study

Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean, recently highlighted Clinical Research Associates’ role in a recent article, headlined “This week in COVID-19: Pfizer vaccine for kids, mandates for workers.” In the article, healthcare reporter Brett Kelman spoke with Allison King, whose three sons are enrolled in the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinical study here at Clinical Research Associates. …

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Important Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Patients & Caregivers

Important Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Patients & Caregivers As you may know, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in individuals aged 5-11 years old. This tremendous scientific achievement is due to families like yours, who stepped up to join the clinical study for this life-saving …

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News Channel 5: New RSV vaccine being tested in Nashville trials

News story “New RSV Vaccine Being Tested in Nashville Trials” originally ran on Nashville News Channel 5 here.  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — RSV cases are on the rise and now a concern leading into winter months. Cases are spiking to numbers that haven’t been seen since 2019. The respiratory virus typically impacts children or people …

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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 trial for heartburn medicine. 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. I …

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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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