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1) Barnes Jewish Hospital
www.barnesjewish.org

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff with many who are recognized as "Best Doctors in America." They are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.

2) St. Louis Children’s Hospital
www.stlouischildrens.org

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research.

3) Barnes Jewish HealthCare
www.bjc.org

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. With net revenue of $3.6 billion, BJC serves urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 13 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

4) The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
www.siteman.wustl.edu

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Parent institutions Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine also are nationally recognized, with U.S. News & World Report magazine consistently ranking both among the best in the country.

5) The Washington University School of Medicine
www.medicine.wustl.edu

Washington University School of Medicine is a leader in improving human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research and education, our outstanding faculty members have contributed many discoveries and innovations to the field of science since the founding of the School of Medicine in 1891. The School of Medicine is one of seven schools of Washington University in St. Louis.

6) Clinical Trials at the NIH
www.nih.gov

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.

7) ResearchMatch
www.researchmatch.org

ResearchMatch has a simple goal – to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free and secure, national registry that has been developed by major academic institutions across the country who want to involve you in the mission of helping today’s studies make a real difference for everyone’s health in the future.

8) The Research Participant Registry FaceBook FanPage
www.facebook.com

The RPR Facebook Fan Page gives individuals the opportunity to be educated about currently enrolling clinical studies at the Washington University School of Medicine and affiliated institutions. The Fan Page also provides educational information about health related topics and updates from the Washington University School of Medicine.

9) Centerwatch
www.centerwatch.com

At CenterWatch, our mission is to be the leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients. To support our mission, we offer several professional, educational and informative services and resources from news and analysis on the industry to trial listings seeking study volunteers. CenterWatch offers several services and resources specifically to patients. With our Clinical Trial Listing Service we are able to provide patients unbiased information on clinical trials, with a clinical trial database that contains thousands of currently enrolling trials. Information on drugs and new medical therapies are available to review. CenterWatch also provides patients with health and educational resources about clinical trials and other health information.

10) Clinical Trials.gov
www.clinicaltrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

11) The Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University
www.icts.wustl.edu

Welcome to the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). The Institute was established in 2007 through major funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, as well as institutional support from Washington University and BJC HealthCare. The programs and services of the ICTS are designed to facilitate discoveries in clinical research and to speed the translation of research findings into improved prevention, diagnosis, and therapy in clinical practice. The ICTS brings together researchers representing a wide array of disciplines from several regional universities, in partnership with health care providers and industry.

12) CISCRP – The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation
www.ciscrp.org

Founded in 2003, The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research participation and the role that each party plays as a participant in the process. CISCRP’s staff and board of advisors have highly diverse backgrounds - from the clinical research, healthcare and advocacy communities. CISCRP’s funding comes from a wide variety of sources including individual donors, government and research institutions, foundations and corporations.

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