A comparison of methods and results in recruiting white and black women into reproductive studies: The MMC-PSU cooperative center on reproduction experience

Stephanie Sweet, Richard S. Legro, Pon Jola Coney

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Abstract

Establishing a holistic approach for the enrollment of subjects into clinical trials that includes strategies for the recruitment of non-traditional and minority populations has been an elusive task. The existence of such a design, that is understood and embraced by investigators and the target communities, would streamline the current level of commitment of time, energy and resources. This is necessary to successfully encourage individual and community participation in research studies. The Center for Research in Reproduction at Meharry set out to recruit a large number of African American women volunteers of reproductive age into clinical trials. The experience, of recruiting volunteers from the African American community for clinical trials in the Meharry Medical College/Pennsylvania State University (MMC/PSU)'s Cooperative Center for Research in Reproduction at Meharry, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalContemporary Clinical Trials
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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