CISCRP is developing a museum exhibit designed to teach elementary through high school age children about the clinical research process and the role that clinical trials play in advancing public health. The exhibit will rotate from city to city throughout the United States beginning in early 2015. In each city, the exhibit will be customized to feature local companies and centers involved in drug development and clinical research.
The Medical Heroes exhibition will present authentic stories and voices of clinical research volunteers who have participated in—or are currently enrolled in–clinical trials spanning pharmaceuticals, gene therapy, medical devices and procedures, behavioral intervention, and observation studies. These encounters will give the exhibition authenticity, credibility, and emotional resonance as museum visitors connect with medical volunteers describing of the ups and downs and day-to-day aspects of clinical trials.
Investing in this project will lay the foundation for an extensive and effective communication effort. Research participants and professionals in the field of clinical trials will have an unusual opportunity to see their contributions showcased and appreciated, and families, teens, and adults will take away a newfound awareness of the clinical trials process and an increased respect for the contributions of medical volunteers.
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