Since the earliest days of the presentation of COVID-19, it was generally assumed that children were less at risk for infection than adults. Recent data shows that this may not be the case. In fact, in October, alone, children accounted for 200,000 of the new cases of COVID-19 being reported. With recent data suggesting the… Continue reading COVID-19 and Children
What are study controls?
An ethics committee must review each study before it is allowed to begin. It is known as the Institutional Review Board, or IRB. The committee is comprised of doctors, nurses, and people from the community who review the studies in order to protect the participants’ rights and safety. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration… Continue reading What are study controls?
Who conducts the study?
A research team made up of many different employees run the actual clinical studies. The head of our team is Dr. Isaac Melamed. He is also known as the Principle Investigator of the studies. The Sub-Investigators are doctors and physician assistants. And finally, there are multiple coordinators who handle most of the administrative responsibilities of… Continue reading Who conducts the study?
What is “Informed Consent”?
The informed consent is a process that takes place before you can join the study. During this process, you will be told what you can expect from the study. You will be told who will seek your personal medical information, and how it will be kept confidential. A consent form will also be given to… Continue reading What is “Informed Consent”?
Who sponsors the study?
Clinical research studies are sponsored by government agencies and private organizations in an attempt to find better ways to treat diseases. Pharmaceutical companies working with medical centers, doctors’ offices, and the government sponsor studies to test their products.
What qualifications are needed?
Each study has different requirements that pertain to the volunteers. Age groups can differ and certain diseases or histories of diseases are not allowed while other specific diseases are sometimes required. If you are interested in volunteering for a study, our research team will gather information from you on your medical history in order to… Continue reading What qualifications are needed?
What are the benefits?
Clinical research studies can lead to the advancement of medical therapies to treat and help individuals around the globe with all different health conditions. You can assist in leading the medical industry as a participant in clinical research and also receive top medical advice and care at potentially no cost to you.
Why Should I Volunteer?
As one of the top research centers for immune related clinical trials, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Our team ensures that each and every patient is able to experience the best of IMMUNOe’s expertise and passion. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and prepared… Continue reading Why Should I Volunteer?