Tag Archives: clinical

Meet the students trying to simplify clinical trial recruitment for veterans

A group of Northern Virginia high school students is hoping to make it a little easier for vulnerable individuals to connect with clinical trials that might benefit them – with the help of an app they’ve been developing over the course of nearly two years.   Ethan Ocasio, Shreeja Kikkisetti and Neeyanth Kopparapu created the… Read More »

Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

— By Urte Laukaityte Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of “animal magnetism” in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today. Patients, mostly women, are sitting around a large wooden tub filled with magnetic water,… Read More »

Ochsner Health System seeks improved access to clinical trials

Ochsner Health is partnering with Pfizer in a multi-year program to develop innovative models for clinical trials. Working with Pfizer, the delivery system with 40 owned and affiliated hospitals and more than 100 health centers and urgent care facilities, as well as its innovationOchsner lab, will look for ways to enhance the clinical trial experience… Read More »