Recruitment and Special Populations

Dr. Wen with baby.

Patient recruitment can pose a challenge for clinical trial teams. We assist researchers across the Buffalo Translational Consortium in preparing and implementing successful recruitment strategies, with a special emphasis on recruiting underserved minorities and special populations.

Our recruitment team can facilitate access to resources during any phase of a research study.

Recruitment Coordination

Our clinical research recruitment coordinator works with research coordinators and investigators to identify and facilitate appropriate patient recruitment strategies for clinical studies and to develop and implement novel recruitment strategies, including:

  • Initial consultations
  • Assistance with developing advertising materials (flyers, brochures, radio, newspaper, bus shelter ads)

The single greatest obstacle to performing clinical research is recruiting people to participate in clinical trials. The CTSI recruitment coordinator will guide you through the many resources that are available to help investigators achieve their recruitment targets.

Special Populations

The aim of our special populations core is to expand clinical and translational research to enhance the participation of underserved populations experiencing health disparities and individuals throughout the lifespan.

Services we provide to BTC investigators include:

  • Cultural competency and health literacy training
  • Facilitated community discussions
  • Assistance with study design and community linkage and recruitment