[EXPLICIT] Interview: HIV, Clinical Trials, Homosexuality Studies

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In this video, we interview Greg-Eugene, a clinical trial recruiter from the Fenway Institute in Boston, MA. Greg recruits specifically for clinical trials that seek African American gay and bisexual males who also have HIV. We must warn you that this interview contains explicit language that may offend some of our viewers. In this interview we cover a wide variety of topics, specifically African Americans and their participation in clinical trials, new studies for HIV positive individuals, and the unique challenges of recruiting gay African American males. Greg proves to be extremely knowledgeable on this topic.

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Clinical Trial Spending: Academic vs Private Clinics

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Today we cover the difference in spending between private research clinics such as South Coast Clinical Trials, and academic institutions like universities and the like. We actually got asked a very good question from a friend of our program and this individual was curious as to the amount of expenditures we have on back office software compared to one used in an Academic research clinic. What do you guys think about this topic, and do you feel that academic institutions overspend more than they should.

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Don’s UK Interview on Clinical Trials

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In today’s interview, Don actually gets interviewed regarding this website and also clinical trials in general. The young reporter is doing a documentary on clinical trials and will actually feature this interview on the radio in the United Kingdom! Thanks for watching and let us know if you actually have heard this interview on the radio in the UK!

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Interview: The Social Network For Clinical Trials and Patients

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Today we interview Brian Loew, CEO of Inspire.com. Inspire is a social network for patients interested in learning more about and connecting with people who want to learn more about their medical conditions. In some cases, these medical conditions may be serious, and in other cases, they may not, but the point is that Brian has created a platform for individuals to connect and easily share info with one another on a very strongly controlled permission basis. Brian and his group also offer clinical trials matching service should members of the Inspire community wish to receive this information. We at The Clinical Trials Guru think this is a very interesting and innovative way to introduce the idea of clinical trials to people whom otherwise may never consider a clinical trial outside of Inspire. Let us know what you guys think, and certainly go check out Inspire.com!

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Why Do Some Clinics Get More Studies Than Others?

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In today’s video, Don answers a viewer question regarding why some clinics get more clinical trials to work on compared to other clinics. While it’s a bit of a complicated question, this study coordinator has a right to know as she was a little concerned about her hours getting cut back. Don goes over some reasons why some clinical trial clinics get a lot of studies while others seem to struggle. What do you guys think?

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Unauthentic Social Media and Clinical Trials

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This week a bunch of Pharma companies pulled the plug on their FaceBook Fan Pages. I say it doesn’t really matter because they weren’t using them to actually engage with anyone, they were just trying to push their message out to their potential customers. In this video I get into the topic of clinical trials and social media in particular. Why are most clinical trial companies struggling with social media, and how can they actually get better at utilizing this new communication platform?

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