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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

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. I told the teacher I would be there at 6pm with …

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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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Mayor Cooper, Clinical Research Associates, Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Thank COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Volunteers

Mayor Cooper, Clinical Research Associates, Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Thank COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Volunteers Volunteers have once again come to the aid of Nashvillians. Last fall and winter, more than 1,400 selfless neighbors, friends and family members enrolled in clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines through Clinical Research Associates, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt …

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Experienced Clinical Trial Investigator Joins Clinical Research Associates

Experienced Clinical Trial Investigator Joins Clinical Research Associates Dr. Michael Caldwell, M.D., M.P.H. has joined Clinical Research Associates as an investigator on its clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines. Caldwell will contribute to the studies by seeing patients during regular check-ins and treating patients during sick visits. He has a longtime commitment to disease prevention and …

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Families Needed For Children’s COVID Vaccine Trial

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Middle Tennessee mom explains how her kids are helping others by taking part in the children’s COVID vaccine trial. Colleen Melchiore is a mom of three, and her oldest son, Paul, happens to be a heart transplant recipient. Recruitments for children to be a part of the are happening right …

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Pediatric COVID Vaccine Studies Set to Begin this Summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Clinical Research Associates, Inc. is set to begin pediatric COVID vaccine studies which measure the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine on children ages 5-12 in June. Dr. Stephan Sharp, Medical Director at CRA, says trials will evaluate the dosage given to children initially and watch for any potential side effects. “They …

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