Paul Harris Archives
VUMC app used by research participants around the world
May. 24, 2023—MyCap is a secure, customizable mobile computing application (for smartphone or tablet) used to collect data from research participants on a remote basis. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where MyCap was created and launched in 2018, some 107 projects have used the app, and by 2021, research participants in 135 countries had installed the free app.
Crowe, Harris, Young elected as new AIMBE fellows
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's James Crowe Jr., MD, Paul Harris, PhD, and Jamey Young, PhD, have been elected to the 2023 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
REDCap day highlights tool’s new features, global impact
Feb. 16, 2023—REDCap Day (Research Electronic Data Capture) is an annual event featuring presentations and workshops for the Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College research community.
Conference highlights REDCap’s global reach
Sep. 29, 2022—REDCap administrators from around the world recently attended the 14th edition of REDCapCon in Boston, hosted this year by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s center for clinical and translational science.
Researchers add sign language videos to electronic surveys
Jun. 16, 2022—A new external module in Vanderbilt's REDCap improves electronic survey accessibility for respondents who are deaf. The module makes it easy to embed individual sign language videos for each survey question and answer.
U.S. precision medicine research program releases genomic data
Mar. 17, 2022—The All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including whole genome sequences of 98,600 research participants and genotype data from 165,200 participants.
Mobile app from VUMC supports field research around the world
Feb. 10, 2022—In 2015 a team at Vanderbilt launched the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Mobile Application. As of a year ago, the app had been enabled by 802 organizations around the world and had been used for 9,871 projects involving 19,636 end-users.
VUMC to support $170 million NIH nutrition research initiative
Jan. 20, 2022— by Paul Govern The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced it will award $170 million over five years to clinics and centers across the country to study individual responses to food and dietary routines and develop electronic algorithms to support personalized nutrition recommendations. The program, called Nutrition for Precision Health (NPH), will recruit...
Facebook campaign quickly nets clinical trial participants
Aug. 5, 2021—The cost and effectiveness of social media as a participant recruitment tool for clinical research is still being evaluated. To better understand its utility, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used Facebook to mount a short, monthlong pilot campaign in and around Houston attempting to recruit participants for an ongoing smoking cessation study being conducted in that city.
COVID-19 survey data added to All of Us platform
Mar. 4, 2021—In December 2020, the federal government’s massive precision medicine research initiative, All of Us (AoU), made available to qualified researchers initial results from its ongoing COVID-19 Participant Experience (COPE) Survey, as well as physical activity and heart rate data collected from Fitbit devices worn by AoU participants.
REDCap helps state of Washington scale up its testing capacity
Sep. 24, 2020—Until it was eclipsed by New York in mid-April, the state of Washington had the highest absolute number of COVID-19 cases in the United States.
All of Us program launches cloud-based research platform
Jun. 18, 2020—On May 27, the All of Us Research Program launched the beta version of its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench.