Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

I am excited to kick off 2018 with our latest newsletter, filled with articles and information about some key programs, initiatives, and events and that we’re looking forward to in this upcoming year. 

But first, I wanted to share that we’ve changed the name of our newsletter to “Partners in Clinical Research: For Public, Patient, and Professional Awareness and Engagement.” This change reflects the content of our quarterly newsletter, which is geared towards a wide variety of stakeholders in an effort to facilitate awareness, engagement, and partnership in the clinical research enterprise.

In this edition of our newsletter we are honored to be spotlighting Peter and Vicky DiBiaso in our Medical Hero Spotlight. This husband and wife team share their inspirational story of clinical trial participation for Parkinson’s disease and why they’re encouraging others to get more involved in clinical research.

We’re also giving readers a look at how our Communicating Trial Results service is providing sponsors with an effective tool for patient engagement. And we’re featuring WIRB-Copernicus Group in our Support Spotlight and sharing a bit about their organization’s commitment to patients and clinical research awareness. 

For those who have not yet had a chance to read the results of our 2017 Global Perceptions & Insights Study results, we’re including an article to summarize some of the key findings and data points from that study. We encourage our professional audience to utilize this survey data to help improve their own clinical research practices and elevate patient experiences with clinical trial participation.

I’m very excited to share that our calendar of events for 2018 is quite full. We have AWARE for All events scheduled in Washington, DC on April 19th, Los Angeles, CA on May 19th, Dublin, Ireland on October 17, and are working to finalize dates for AWARE for All events in Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA for the fall! We also have our Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walkscheduled for June 25th in Boston, which will be held in conjunction with The DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting. We are always looking for individuals and companies to get involved, so if you are interested in any of our events, please contact Ellyn Getz for more information.

Lastly, we’re featuring an article about the reactions from the release of our MT Pharmacy public service initiative. And if you haven’t had a chance to view the MT Pharmacy video yet, please do so, and help us to spread the word about why clinical trials are so important to the future of medicine.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to build greater awareness and education around clinical research.

Thanks for Reading,

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