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Paul Harris Archives

Event showcases REDCap’s data management versatility

Feb. 8, 2018—Fourteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has transformed clinical and translational studies around the globe.

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New database to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Feb. 1, 2018—Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.

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Forum highlights strong clinical, translational research efforts

Oct. 19, 2017—Clinical and translational research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is thriving.

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Vanderbilt establishes Recruitment Innovation Center to increase enrollment of minorities, women and older adults in clinical trials

Jul. 5, 2016—Many clinical trials are stopped prematurely because they fail to recruit enough study participants. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $14 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health to address this.

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New NIH-funded center to study inefficiencies in clinical trials

Jul. 5, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute have received a major federal grant to study how multisite clinical trials of new drugs and therapies in children and adults can be conducted more rapidly and efficiently.

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REDCap application to be available on commercial market

Feb. 11, 2016—A version of a Web application developed at Vanderbilt University that helps academic scientists around the globe collect and manage their research data will soon be available on the commercial market.

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Harris honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Nov. 19, 2015—Paul Harris, Ph.D., MS, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Engineering, has received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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ResearchMatch adds new clinical trials feature

Mar. 26, 2015—Patients seeking to participate in clinical trials have a new option in online tools for finding studies that might offer hope for their problem or condition.

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Data management MOOC educates students worldwide

Mar. 19, 2015—More than 4,700 students from around the globe have received certificates from Vanderbilt’s free five-week Data Management for Clinical Research course, taught online by Paul Harris, Ph.D., Stephany Duda, Ph.D., and Firas Wehbe, M.D., Ph.D. The massive open online course, or MOOC, is offered through Coursera. A multicolored world map shows where this MOOC’s students...

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New system helps speed transfer of research materials

Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched an automated system for processing and managing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), which govern the transfer of biological materials, chemicals, human tissue samples and other materials between institutions to facilitate academic research.

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Major grant creates clinical research network

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received an 18-month, $6.9 million award to set up a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) that can reach millions of patients and speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

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American College of Medical Informatics honors Denny, Harris

Dec. 12, 2013—Faculty members Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, and Paul Harris, Ph.D., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and research associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, are among six fellows elected this year to the American College of Medical Informatics.

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