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Study by USC and CHLA Researchers Clarifies Association Between Maternal Serious Mental Illness and Adverse Birth Outcomes

The study addresses gaps in the scientific literature regarding health risks for expectant mothers with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, and their babies.

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How the Trial Innovation Network Helped this Investigator Redesign her Study Proposal to do More Science with Less Money

Following NIH review, University of California, Irvine, researcher Katrine Whiteson needed to resubmit a proposal that met requests to expand the study, but to manage it on a significantly reduced budget. Advisors in the Trial Innovation Network, a researcher-support program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, helped her solve the problem.

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Tools for Investigators: USC's Clinical Studies Directory & Research Volunteer Registry Make it Easy for Clinical Researchers and Potential Study Participants to Connect

Recent improvements to the web-based recruitment tool better enable clinical researchers to advertise their studies via social media and other key online platforms.

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Does Someone in Your Family Have a Serious Health Issue? Consider Participating in Clinical Health Research. Here's How.

USC's Clinical Studies Directory & Research Volunteer Registry make it easy to take part in research studies that might help you or a family member treat a health concern. You'd also be helping to advance medical science.

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SC CTSI supports Keck School of Medicine of USC to recruit patients typically underrepresented in clinical trials

A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will support Keck School of Medicine of USC efforts to recruit patients from underrepresented populations into cardiac surgery clinical trials.

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USC Team Establishes Pioneering Multidisciplinary Research Center for Study of Cancer Survivorship Among Young Adults

After cancer: founders of the new USC Center for Young Adult Cancer Survivorship aim to expand research into rarely-asked questions about cancer's lifelong impacts among young adults.

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Boosting Minority Participation in Health Research by Listening to the Community

In a study involving Filipino Americans in Los Angeles, CHLA/Keck physician-researcher Joyce R. Javier, MD, and her team used a popular minority recruitment model to refine their message for that population.

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SC CTSI Announces Spring 2019 Pilot Grant Awardees

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) funded 10 researchers for the Spring 2019 award cycle.

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