UW News

April 12, 2007

ThINK: Subject recruitment and retention, April 25 & May 8

The Investigator Needs to Know (ThINK) seminar presents a two-part lecture series, Subject Recruitment and Retention: Strategies that Work, Wednesday, April 25, and May 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p. m.. Subject recruitment is a continual challenge to clinical researchers and will be examined in this two-part series.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, A-420

Part One: Subject Recruitment/Retention Issues of General Interest

“Cost Effective Recruitment Strategies” by Donna Edgerton, director of clinical operations, Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Bothell, WA

“Collaborative Approach with Community Physicians” by Jan Englund, associate professor of pediatrics, Division of Immunology/Rheumatology,
Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center

Tuesday, May 8, 2007
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, D-209

Part Two: Subject Recruitment and Retention: Strategies that Work

“Recruiting Women,” by Shirley Beresford, professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Women’s Health Initiative

“Recruiting Subjects about a Sensitive Topic,” by Kathryn Korslund, associate director of Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC), Department of Psychology, and Angela Murray-Gregory, lead clinical assessor, BRTC

“Longitudinal Research with Minority Populations,” by Brenda Montgomery, Diabetes Research Group, Department of Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

“Acute/Critically III Populations,” by Margaret Neff, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center

Both seminar sessions will be simulcast at:

  • FHCRC, Yale Bldg., J2-108
  • Harborview Medical Center, Research & Training Bldg, Auditorium
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Bldg. Bldg., 1, room 524
  • VA Metropolitan Park West, Room E-14
  • VA American Lake, Bldg., 8, room 323
  • Children’s Hospital Regional Center, room M305

ThINK seminars are open to all faculty, staff and students and refreshments will be provided. For information ThINK Seminar Series, please visit http://www.uwmedicine.org/Research/ClinicalResearch/think.htm, or contact Vee White at veewhite@u.washington.edu  or 206-543-8319.