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Clinical Trials

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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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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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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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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