June 8, 2016

SWHR Participates in Clinical Trials Education Event

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) participated in AWARE for All, a public education event hosted by the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) earlier this year.

AWARE for All is a free, public educational program that provides information about clinical research participation and encourages the public to make educated decisions. The event, held at Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn Center in Washington, D.C., consisted of free health checks and testing, a health fair, dinner, panel discussion, and Medical Heroes Appreciation Ceremony.

The panel discussion featured Dr. Jane Otado, Assoc. Director, Regulatory, Ethics, Knowledge & Support, Research Participant Advocate, GHUCCTS, College of Medicine, Community Health & Family Medicine, Howard University Hospital Cardiovascular Health; Dr. Otelio Randall, Professor of Medicine, Director of Preventive Cardiology, Howard University College of Medicine Oncology Research Focus; Dr. Mohamed Salem, Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Oncologist, Georgetown University, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Engaging Minority and Underserved Communities; Dr. Jonca Bull, Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health, Office of the Commissioner, FDA Mental Health Focus; Dr. Robert Miller, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor, Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University.

The Medical Heroes Ceremony, moderated by Dr. Fabian Sandoval, CEO, Emerson Clinical Research Institute, celebrated individuals for their contributions to medical research.

SWHR tabled at the health fair, engaging with community members and highlighting the importance of including women at every stage of healthcare research. Other participating organizations at the health fair included the Arthritis Foundation, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Cancer Support Community, Cornell Weill Prevention Clinic – Us Against Alzheimer’s, Emerson Clinical Research Institute, FDA Office of Minority Health, Fuerza Contra Alzheimer’s, GHUCCTS, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Men’s Health Network, MMG, WomenHeart, Optimal Research, The Person Center, Walgreens, and Whitman Walker – ACTG Research Trials.

You can view photos from the event and learn more here.