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Andrasik M.P.,Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | Chandler C.,University of South Florida | Powell B.,HVTN Legacy Project | Humes D.,HVTN Legacy Project | And 3 more authors.
American Journal of Public Health | Year: 2014

Objectives. We obtained contextual information regarding documented barriers to HIV clinical trial participation among Black men who have sex with men (MSM), and explored current preventive HIV clinical trial attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions among Black MSM leaders in the United States. Methods. We conducted 2 focus groups with Black MSM leaders attending an annual African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS. Focus group questions explored biomedical research perceptions and attitudes, barriers to participation in biomedical prevention research, and steps that need to be taken to address these barriers. A feedback and member checking (participants presented with final themes to provide feedback and guidance) session was also held at the 2012 conference. Results. Three distinct themes emerged regarding Black MSM engagement and participation in HIV vaccine research: (1) community-based organizations as true partners, (2) investment in the Black gay community, and (3) true efforts to inform and educate the community. Conclusions. A key focus for improving efforts to engage the Black MSM community in preventive HIV clinical trials is building and maintaining equitable and reciprocal partnerships among research institutions, Black-led AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations, and community members. Source

Yox S.,Medscape | Eckstein D.S.,Nova Research Company | Ousley A.,U.S. National Cancer Institute
Journal of Cancer Education | Year: 2010

Deficiencies in palliative and end-of-life care have been well documented by the Institute of Medicine. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), in partnership with Northwestern University, developed an educational curriculum for clinicians who deal with end-of-life issues, the Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology. A live meeting was held to distribute the curriculum to institutional leaders who could take it back to their organizations for broader distribution. To further distribute the materials and ensure they were available whenever a clinician wanted to view them, NCI collaborated with a leading online medical education provider whose websites are visited by over 1,500,000 physicians per month ( http://cme.medscape.com ) to post one module of the curriculum as an online activity certified for physician and nurse continuing education credit. The module is entitled "Last Hours of Living: Practical Advice for Clinicians." A descriptive analysis of the first 7 months of publication was performed. Twenty thousand sixty-one health professionals completed the activity during this time period and earned continuing education credit. Eighty-four percent completed the post-activity evaluation survey. Satisfaction was very high among participants, and many indicated their intention to incorporate new knowledge into practice. Collaboration with a commonly used online medical education provider such as Medscape is effective at broadly disseminating palliative care education to health professionals. © 2010 US Government. Source

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 150.00K | Year: 2014

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Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 343.24K | Year: 2002



Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 406.76K | Year: 2003


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