Today we received a question from viewer Amir. Amir wanted to know how he can begin a career as a clinical trial freelancer. He also asked us to outline some of the benefits and drawbacks of being a freelancer in the clinical trial industry versus being an actual employee. We hope this video can be helpful for some of you out there considering a career as a clinical trial freelancer.
Today we were joined by Valentina Jaramillo, all the way from Argentina. Valentina is a CRA who has appeared on our show in the past. In this interview, we discussed what Valentina has been up to, what the current state of clinical trials is in Latin America, and finally how Pinterest, the popular social media upstart, can be used for clinical trials. Let us know your thoughts!
In today’s video, Don answers a viewer’s question in regards to site selection visits. First, Don lets us know just what a site selection visit is. In a nutshell, it is when a study sponsor comes to a research clinic to assess whether the clinic is interested in the study, and if so, whether they are capable of handling the study. Don walks us through what you can look out for and what types of questions the site selection visit monitors may ask of you.
Today we got asked an interesting question from a viewer who wanted to know if it is ok to bring a family member or loved one with you to a clinical trial visit. Don (video feed missing) and Dan discuss this very common question in regards to clinical trials. This is an especially common question during a clinical trial screening visit, and it may often help someone be more comfortable when it comes to going over the Informed Consent form. Let us know what you think!
Today we were blessed to interview two people from Midwest Center for Clinical Research (you can find their website here) in Kansas City. Jody is the Clinical Director at the site and Toni is a study participant in one of their gastro clinical trials. We really enjoyed this interview because we were able to get a study participant’s perspective as well as get some insider insight from a research professional all in the same taping! It is apparent from this interview that the folks at the Midwest Center for Clinical Research really have their act together, and give great examples of how other research sites can improve public perception as well as participation in their clinical trials. The misconception of being a guinea pig in a clinical trial was also addressed here.
We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sit down and talk to Marc Monseau, the former J&J Director of Healthcare Communications. In this interview we cover the use of social media in healthcare, with an emphasis on clinical trials. As you can gather from the interview, Marc is very knowledgeable on the subject and lets us know that we are at the forefront of a communications revolution in ALL industries, healthcare being no different. We hope you enjoy this interview!