Meet Jamie Duffy: mentor, coach, champion of Heath Decisions’ CRAs

2021-02-11T13:54:48-05:00

The clinical research field offers many opportunities for smart young candidates to make a difference in patients’ lives. In particular, aspiring applicants with an eye for detail and a passion for supporting medical innovation may find success in the role of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) as they embark on a career in research. While graduates [...]

Meet Jamie Duffy: mentor, coach, champion of Heath Decisions’ CRAs2021-02-11T13:54:48-05:00

5 reasons why employees work at Health Decisions

2021-02-03T13:08:53-05:00

By: Danielle Greenidge, Human Resources Manager Interest in working in clinical research has grown immensely over recent years. There was a time when you could not get a college degree that prepared you for a career designing and managing clinical trials. Nowadays, people can graduate college-ready for a job in research. This has created a [...]

5 reasons why employees work at Health Decisions2021-02-03T13:08:53-05:00

Clinical Trials Day

2020-10-06T01:57:07-05:00

Celebrating the faces behind our women’s health research When Jacqueline Benton graduated from North Carolina’s Meredith College in 2018 she knew she wanted to work in the medical field and she knew that she wanted to help women. But the details were still a little fuzzy. Then she saw a job posting at Health Decisions for [...]

Clinical Trials Day2020-10-06T01:57:07-05:00

Advances in Male Contraception a Positive for Women’s Health

2020-10-13T15:53:53-05:00

Progress in male contraception, including male hormonal contraception, has captured the attention of mainstream media, as demonstrated by an article in the June 18 issue of Time Magazine, "This Man Wants to Be on Birth Control: Inside the race to develop a better male contraceptive." (Subscription required.) Author Alexandra Sifferlin has provided an excellent overview of the field [...]

Advances in Male Contraception a Positive for Women’s Health2020-10-13T15:53:53-05:00

The HealthyWomen Dinner: The Difference Between Men and Women in Clinical Research

2020-10-06T02:22:30-05:00

Health Decisions was pleased to participate in the 2018 HealthyWomen dinner, held at the Italian Embassy in Washington June 13, where the theme was "'Alla Nostra Salute! To Our Health' - Celebrating innovation that advances women's health research and advocacy for future generations." HealthyWomen is an independent nonprofit organization addressing one of many underserved needs in [...]

The HealthyWomen Dinner: The Difference Between Men and Women in Clinical Research2020-10-06T02:22:30-05:00

CEO Takeaways from BIO 2018: Focus on Women’s Health

2020-10-06T02:23:55-05:00

Health Decisions CEO, Patrick Phillips, BSc (Hons), D.Phil., attended BIO 2018 in Boston to meet with companies active in development of new therapeutic and diagnostic products to improve healthcare outcomes for women. After the conference, Dr. Phillips offered observations on a variety of trends in evidence at the conference and on Boston as a conference [...]

CEO Takeaways from BIO 2018: Focus on Women’s Health2020-10-06T02:23:55-05:00

Key Issues in Choosing a Specialized Clinical Development Partner

2020-10-06T02:26:55-05:00

Partnerships drive biopharma development today more than ever, especially in clinical development. The scope of partnerships ranges from contracts to conduct individual studies to functional-service-provider arrangements or outsourcing agreements encompassing whole development programs and sometimes even the whole of a company's clinical development activity. While clinical development partnerships are commonplace, they are seldom simple. Forming [...]

Key Issues in Choosing a Specialized Clinical Development Partner2020-10-06T02:26:55-05:00

Celebrating World Contraception Day 2017

2020-02-25T13:28:17-05:00

As a leading women’s health clinical research organization (CRO), Health Decisions joins the World Health Organization and others in celebrating World Contraception Day. We view this as an occasion to recognize the progress in contraception made since the introduction of the first oral contraceptive and the first intrauterine device (IUD) in the United States almost [...]

Celebrating World Contraception Day 20172020-02-25T13:28:17-05:00

Social Media Recruitment: Lessons from Two Studies with Different Results

2020-10-06T03:18:06-05:00

Social media are useful recruitment tools but results vary, especially as to the quality of subjects. Examples from two recent Health Decisions trials illustrate. We utilized a variety of social media in both trials, including craigslist, Facebook, a social media recruitment vendor's sites and investigators' social media sites. In one study, social media accounted for [...]

Social Media Recruitment: Lessons from Two Studies with Different Results2020-10-06T03:18:06-05:00

Differences Between Drug and Medical Device Trials: CSRs

2020-10-06T03:21:57-05:00

While drugs and medical devices are both essential in modern medical care, there are times when standard clinical development processes seem to treat medical devices as an afterthought. For example, medical writers for a CRO conducting studies of both drugs and devices must learn to interpret a drug-centric guidance document to author an appropriate Clinical [...]

Differences Between Drug and Medical Device Trials: CSRs2020-10-06T03:21:57-05:00
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