COVID-19 Impact ET

COVID-19 Increase Minority Participation and Clinical Trial Enrollment through Education and Training

General Information

Biology of SARS-COV2

SARS-CoV-2 is a contagious disease that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome…

COVID-19 Infection

COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus primarily spreads through respiratory…

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines contain a small piece of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, typically a protein found on…

Benefits of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a critical componentof the drug development process…

Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical companies help to develop new vaccines and treatments for diseases…

Barriers to Enrollment

Lack of awareness of understanding about clinical trials – some people may not know…

Medical Mistrust

Medical research mistrust refers to the lack of confidence or skepticism in the medical…

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a critical component of the drug development process, serving as the final step before a new medication or treatment can be approved for widespread use. These trials involve rigorous testing of experimental drugs or procedures on human volunteers, with the goal of determining their safety and efficacy.

The primary objective of clinical trials is to generate reliable data that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a new medication or treatment. This data is obtained through careful observation of participants over a predetermined period, during which time researchers monitor their health status, record any side effects or adverse reactions, and collect data on the drug’s effectiveness.

Benefits of Participating

Participating in clinical trials can have several benefits for both the participant and the greater population. By taking part in a clinical trial, participants can gain access to potentially life-saving treatments that are not yet available to the general public. They also receive expert medical care and attention from experienced professionals throughout the trial, which can be a valuable experience for anyone seeking medical advice or treatment. Additionally, participation in clinical trials helps researchers advance medical knowledge and understanding of different diseases and conditions. This can lead to the development of new and better treatments for patients in the future. By participating in a clinical trial, individuals make an important contribution to the scientific community, and can play a critical role in advancing medical research and improving patient care.


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This project is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award [FAIN] totaling $———- with 100 percent funded by FDA OMHHE/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent official views of nor an endorsement by FDA/HHS or the U.S. Government.