NEW UCI PROGRAM CREATES OPPORTUNITY FOR ORANGE COUNTY RESIDENTS
TO PERSONALLY ASSIST IN FIGHT AGAINST DEMENTIA, CANCER, AND OTHER DISEASES
New online tool seeks to engage community in clinical studies; Matches the right study for the right participants
November 2016—Irvine, CA—Potentially lifesaving research is being stalled because the medical community cannot find participants for research studies. In fact, eighty percent of clinical trials fail to meet recruitment goals making it harder for researchers to advance care in some of today’s most dreaded diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Cancer. UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), in coordination with the UCI Institute for Clinical Translational Science and UCI Health, is making it easier for the public to learn about ongoing trials and volunteer to be contacted.
UCI has launched the UCI Consent 2 Contact (C2C) Registry, a new tool designed to help match adults in Orange County with clinical research studies that interest them and for which they are appropriate. Continue reading