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RSV Cases in Tennessee Rise, Vaccine Needed

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is traditionally considered a childhood infection, and it certainly infects and hospitalizes many children and infants each year in Tennessee. But, like many other viruses we get in childhood, it can return with a vengeance when we get older. The estimated average is for 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths each year …

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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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