Paul Harris Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar. 26, 2020—REDCap, a software application created and developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has found widespread use in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug. 15, 2019—Fifteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has reached 1 million users throughout the world.
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.
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.
Oct. 19, 2017—Clinical and translational research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is thriving.
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.
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.