Our Nation Needs You: The Importance of Clinical Trials

Our Nation Needs You… to Volunteer…  Remember this image of  Uncle Sam aiming his pointer finger at the viewer with the slogan “We Need You?”  Imagine replacing Uncle Sam with the Director of the National Institutes of Health speaking about the importance of volunteering for clinical trials.  We Need You!  Clinical trials can move scientific discoveries from the lab to the patient bedside.  Our nation needs more Americans to volunteer in clinical trials to continue to make medical advances.  Our Nation Needs You to Volunteer!

Dr. Mandel Sher is a leading investigator of Chronic Cough clinical trials.  Dr. Sher works with global researchers, scientists, and physicians to evaluate Chronic Cough medications.  Contact Nurse Amy:  727-210-3259 ,to join Center for Cough’s open Cough studies currently enrolling adults who are Coughing for 1 year or longer.    

Participation in clinical research may have longer-term and short-term benefits.  According to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the National Institutes of Health:

“We need to spread the word about the value of participating in clinical trials.  Signing up for a clinical trial may indeed benefit medical research and help future generations.  But it is not strictly an altruistic endeavor.  In many instances, trial participants do gain personal advantages, such as, improved disease outcomes or better health.  (emphasis added) And we should not be shy about telling that story.”  https://www.nih.gov/sites/default/files/about-nih/nih-director/articles/collins/importance-of-clinical-trials.pdf

Sometimes, people do not enroll simply because they do not know about the availability and potential benefits of clinical trials.  Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough team want you to know.

Please contact Center for Cough’s dedicated Research Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Amy, at:  727-210-3259.  Learn how you can join our efforts to advance the treatment of Chronic Cough.