By: Leslie Perez
CISCRP is delighted to announce a unique collaboration with Sanofi US for the upcoming AWARE for All event in Newark, New Jersey. This event will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM at the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University. AWARE for All is a free educational program that provides information and resources on the clinical research process to help the public make informed decisions about their health. The event serves as a platform for dialogue between local patients, members of the public, and advocacy and research professionals.
This particular AWARE event will have a specific focus on diabetes research and will highlight the importance of diversity in clinical research. The day’s agenda includes free health screenings, food, prizes, and giveaways. There will also be informational exhibits, as well as a patient and professional panel discussion about participation in clinical research. The event will end with a Medical Heroes Appreciation Ceremony, honoring those who participate in clinical trials within the greater Newark community.
A special project, being developed in conjunction with this AWARE Newark program, is a “Pop-up Pharmacy” that will be set-up at a nearby mall. This will serve as a temporary store front; to attract the community’s attention, the pharmacy will have a sign inviting the public to learn about opportunities to receive free health screenings. The inside of the pharmacy will be filled with walls of empty shelves, demonstrating what it would be like without clinical trials and life-saving, life-changing therapies. There will also be greeters within the pharmacy, engaging with visitors, and providing them with information about clinical trials. This project was initially proposed by our Global Outreach Agency Langland at our Ideathon event this past September as a creative way to create awareness around the importance of clinical trial participation to advance public health. The pharmacy will go live during the week of the AWARE event. There will be a video created to showcase the impact of the pharmacy, and this video will be accessible to those who are unable to attend in person. CISCRP will publicize the details of how to access the video at a later date, but we expect it to be available a few weeks after the live event.
CISCRP and Sanofi US are looking forward to bringing this public health event to Newark and hope to raise awareness of clinical trials in a new community setting. Register for this free event today!