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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 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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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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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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Tennessee’s first COVID-19 vaccination occurs as hospitals wait for Pfizer shipment

Original Story From The Tennessean:First Tennessee COVID-19 vaccination occurs as hospitals wait for Pfizer shipment The first known COVID-19 vaccination in Tennessee came from an unexpected source. Dr. William Polk, 62, a Nashville surgeon, received the first dose of vaccine Wednesday afternoon at Clinical Research Associates, a Nashville business that for months has collected data …

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