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April 19, 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 Tuesday, May 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 p. m. Subject recruitment is a continual challenge to clinical researchers and will be examined in this two-part series.


Part One: Subject Recruitment/Retention Issues of General Interest

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



  • Cost-Effective Recruitment Strategies by Donna Edgerton, director of clinical operations, Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Bothell, Wash.

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


Part Two: Subject Recruitment and Retention: Strategies that Work


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



  • 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 Ill Populations by Margaret Neff, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center.


Both lectures 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; and

Children’s Hospital Regional Center, room M305.


ThINK seminars are open to all faculty, staff and students and refreshments will be provided. For information about the 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.