Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Do you and your researchers do your part to improve communication practices to optimize participant comprehension?
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Health Literacy: Fostering Comprehension in Research and Clinical Care, presented by Cynthia Baur, PhD, senior advisor for health literacy and the senior official for the Plain Writing Act, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Laurie Myers, MBA, health literacy [...] Read more
On May 14, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled IRB Oversight and FDA Review of Studies that Include In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs), presented by Jonathan M. Green, MD, professor of medicine, pathology, and immunology, associate dean for human studies, and executive chair of the institutional review board (IRB) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, and E. David Litwack, PhD, personalized medicine staff at the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
At the conclusion of the webinar, Dr. Green and Dr. Litwack shared additional insight in response to questions from webinar attendees, and [...] Read more
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Identifying and Preventing Distress in Laboratory Animals, which was presented by Mollie A. Bloomsmith, PhD, and Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM.
Stress and distress can negatively impact the welfare of laboratory animals and have adverse consequences for research. Minimizing distress in animals is mandated by federal regulations and remains an ethical obligation for research and compliance staff. To take measures to minimize distress, it is essential to understand its causes and manifestations among the various species of laboratory animals.
This webinar provided strategies for detecting signs of distress, identifying research procedures likely to lead to distress, and understanding [...] Read more
By Samia Rizk, MD, professor of clinical pathology at Cairo University
Open data refers to “data that can be freely used, shared, and built-on by anyone, anywhere.” Data which is considered “open” is further required to be legally acceptable, technically readable, and available to others. The many potential benefits attributed to data sharing are combined with its many challenges: assuring privacy and security, the autonomy of participants as it relates to their ability to give valid consent, population and cultural issues, measures for appropriate governance, commercialization, and sustainability of databases.
With no binding requirement, it is a scientist’s decision whether or [...] Read more
On May 12, PRIM&R presented Earning the CPIA® Credential: Is it Right for You, Right Now?, a sixty-minute informational webinar on the Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) program. CPIA Council chair Deb Frolicher, BS, CPIA, outlined the history of the CPIA program, as well as the eligibility and recertification guidelines, and credential holder Toni K. O’Connell, BS, CPIA, shared strategies on how to prepare for the examination. Both Ms. [...] Read more