Teaming up with sites during trial design

National Women’s Health Week Part 3 With hands-on experience, site staff can provide valuable insights for proactively addressing challenges in clinical trials By: Dr. Andrea S. Lukes, MHSc, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer, Health Decisions According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD), nearly half of all clinical studies require substantial—and [...]

Teaming up with sites during trial design2020-10-13T13:37:04-05:00

Designing trials for patients

National Women’s Health Week Part 2 To deliver more meaningful clinical trial results, we need to take the time to gather patient insights By: Elizabeth Yarber, Senior Clinical Project Manager, and Kristen Snipes, Director of Clinical Operations, Health Decisions Clinical development is about finding new healthcare solutions that improve lives. This starts with identifying what [...]

Designing trials for patients2020-10-13T13:38:04-05:00

Hearing patients loud and clear

National Women’s Health Week Part 1 As the FDA reinforces the use of the patient voice in the clinical development process, we need to listen to the women sharing their experiences By: John R. Nocero, Senior QA Auditor, Health Decisions In honoring National Women’s Health Week, it’s important to acknowledge the female volunteers in clinical [...]

Hearing patients loud and clear2020-10-13T13:39:31-05:00

Celebrating female participation in clinical research: International Women’s Day 2020

Ongoing efforts to recognize gender differences in clinical research are helping to address women’s health needs International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th for more than a century. This year’s theme, #EachforEqual, focuses on the importance of improving gender equality. In honor of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the steps that have [...]

Celebrating female participation in clinical research: International Women’s Day 20202020-10-13T15:19:07-05:00

Let’s Talk About Sex

Why sexual health must be part of the conversation during Women’s Health Week and every week! A guest blog by Dr. Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, IF Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, MacDonald Women’s Hospital Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Today marks the launch [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex2020-10-06T01:58:45-05:00

International HPV Awareness Day: Driving Progress to Improve Patient Care

Increased understanding of the human papillomavirus can lead to better health outcomes and medical advancement By Andrea S. Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer, Health Decisions and Elizabeth Messersmith, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Novan March 4, 2019 is the second annual International HPV Awareness Day. This event, initiated by the International Papilloma Society to [...]

International HPV Awareness Day: Driving Progress to Improve Patient Care2020-10-06T02:08:01-05:00

Sexual Health Month: Highlighting Unmet Medical Needs

The American Sexual Health Association is observing September as Sexual Health Month, in keeping with the World Association for Sexual Health designation of World Sexual Health Day. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are by far the most widespread sexual health conditions affecting both women and men. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are approximately [...]

Sexual Health Month: Highlighting Unmet Medical Needs2020-02-20T15:43:34-05:00

Uterine Fibroid Awareness and Participation in Clinical Trials

Health Decisions supports the recognition of July as Fibroid Awareness Month. Health Decisions' Chief Medical Officer Andrea S. Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, is a practicing OB/GYN and an active Principal Investigator with experience in uterine fibroid clinical trials. Dr. Lukes offers this blog post in support of fibroid awareness and clinical development of new fibroid [...]

Uterine Fibroid Awareness and Participation in Clinical Trials2020-10-06T02:20:18-05:00
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