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Has getting institutional review board (IRB) approval ever taken longer than you expected? Have delays cost you time or money you didn’t have? If so, you’re not the only one. Understanding the IRB’s needs and knowing how to meet them can improve IRB turnaround time. Karen Adams...

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of up to six small pilot research grants of $13,000 each to support community- and clinical practice-based research. These grants are intended to foster collaboration between academic investigators and tribes or American Indian or...

The Survey Reminder function is a great way to automatically remind your respondents to complete a survey without having to manually re-send invitations. A single reminder can be scheduled to be sent at an exact date and time. Users can also schedule up to five reminders...

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act grants patients the right to review their clinic, or visit, notes, which most often occurs by providing them a paper copy when notes are actually requested. Dr. Bryan S. Lee, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University...

Culture methods are a mainstay of traditional diagnostic clinical microbiology. However, culture-based methods of diagnosis often produce uninformative results when patient samples are taken from sites with mixed microbial infections. Challenges also arise when the pathogens of interest are slow or difficult to grow in...

Academic medical researchers traditionally relied on institutional review boards (IRBs) to provide guidance on bioethical issues in their studies. However, IRBs typically give guidance only during the pre-study regulatory review, whereas many researchers need advice on ethical challenges encountered while actually conducting the research. To address...

The opportunity to positively impact the health of others through preventive medicine has always been a passion of Dr. Andrea Burnett-Hartman, Staff Scientist at Fred Hutch and Affiliate Instructor in the University of Washington’s Department of Epidemiology. It is therefore no surprise to learn her...

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences announced today the launch of the TRSP, a new career-development program for promising early-stage investigators. This program offers two years of high-quality, targeted, and structured career development for investigators from across the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and...

The University of Washington Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a resource within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences that provides clinical research space and support for investigators conducting research with human subjects. The goal of this update is to provide the local research community with...

Meeting clinical research enrollment goals involves deliberate planning, creativity, and hard work. Mike Donahue and Laura Ferrara, ITHS Research Coordinators, offer the following strategies for meeting study recruitment and retention goals: Research recruitment is marketing. Match the recruitment strategy and target tools to your population. Plan a...

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