2015 Human Research Protection Award Recipients Announced

Dec 29, 2015, 11:30 ET from Health Improvement Institute

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Awards for Excellence in Human Research Protection for 2015 were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of Health Improvement Institute. "The award program recognizes submissions that our judging panel determines have demonstrated excellence in promoting the well-being of human research participants. We congratulate the winners."

The winner of the 2015 Annual Award for Best Practice was the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard for their MRCT Return of Results Guidance Document and MRCT Return of Results Toolkit. They provide guidance and examples for disseminating non-technical summaries to participants of clinical trials, and have been used in Europe to draft equivalent materials for both the EU and UK, as well as now being adapted for use in South Korea for non-Western and integrative medicine.

Dr. Camille Nebeker, University of California, San Diego received a 2015 Award of Excellence for Best Practice for their Building Research Integrity and Capacity (BRIC) program. Available in both English and Spanish, BRIC training modules were developed to reduce risk to data fidelity and improve research integrity by educating novice research facilitators who implement clinic/community-based research studies.

The winner of the 2015 Annual Award for Innovation was Dr. Camille Nebeker, with colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, for developing an innovative curriculum, Training in Research Ethics and Standards (TRES) – part of their Building Research Integrity and Capacity (BRIC) program. The curriculum was designed primarily for Community Health Workers in Hispanic/Latino communities and aims to bridge the gap in ethics education, scientific/research literacy, and awareness of responsibility to protect research participants.

The Washington University in St. Louis – Human Research Protection Office received a 2015 Award of Excellence in Innovation for their Washington University Human Research Protection Office Training Manuals. The manuals reflect a comprehensive method of training and are designed to promote ethical research conduct, encourage professional growth/development, protect and educate human research participants, and strengthen the quality of human research protection.

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For information about the 2016 Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection, please email us at award@hii.org, call to 301-320-0965, or visit www.hii.org


SOURCE Health Improvement Institute