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CHLA and SC CTSI Develop Interactive Virtual Robot Character to Boost Participation of Diverse Populations in Clinical Research

Kids and adults at Children's Hospital Los Angeles will be able to engage with "Zippy" the virtual research navigator to learn the basics about clinical research and why it's so vitally important for people from every population group to participate.

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USC Clinical Researcher Gives Online and Social Media Study Recruitment a Try — and it Changes Everything

James Finley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, got recruitment help from the SC CTSI's Digital Innovation and Communication group for his study of balance and risk of falls in post-stroke patients. Using new techniques to connect with potential participants online, the Digital Innovation team enabled Finley to increase study enrollment by 250 percent and to meet his accrual target in two months.

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Legal Aspects of Clinical Trials Discussed at Recent Regulatory Science Boot Camp/Symposium

Principal investigators and regulatory professionals must stay up-to-date with numerous legal requirements and strategies pertaining to clinical studies. These include U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forms, contracts with sponsors, liabilities, indemnifications, special use protocols, and inventions to protect. And then there are international laws.

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SC CTSI Student Blog Captures Unique Team Science Workshop

Learn more about SC CTSI's Team Science Workshop that took place on September 26th, 2019

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USC Study Shows Occupational Therapy Helps Diabetes Patients Make Lifestyle Changes that Can Prevent Serious Health Complications

The pilot study is the first to be completed under a novel academic-government collaboration between the SC CTSI, the UCLA CTSI, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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New SC CTSI educational video on submitting a grant application and activating clinical studies at USC

An educational video for emerging researchers provides info on designing research studies, applying for grant funding, and navigating institutional processes.

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SC CTSI pilot awardee successfully funded to study how virtual reality can prevent cognitive decline

A large study conducted by USC assistant professor Judy Pa shows that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's or other dementia, even if you have a genetic risk.

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USC Researcher Clarifies Skin Cancer Risk for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients of Hispanic Descent

For decades, clinical research studies underrepresented non-white populations, leaving important knowledge gaps. But medical dermatologist Iris Z. Ahronowitz, MD, and her team used a wealth of data at USC for a first-ever retrospective study involving a majority Hispanic population of solid organ transplant recipients.

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