CTSI Distinguished Seminars feature important topics in clinical and translational science presented by outstanding, and sometimes world-renowned, speakers.
Through the Seminar Series, UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute is partnering with the five health sciences schools and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to sponsor a round of visiting scholars in the forefront of their respective disciplines. The goal is to expose faculty, trainees and students to various pathways in clinical and translational research.
Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
In this seminar, Stephanie O'Malley, PhD will discuss how attrition from clinical trials can threaten the validity, generalizability, and reliability of study results and undermine the considerable investment made by participants, researchers, and funders. While barriers to recruitment and proposed solutions have been a focus of the research literature, less attention has been given to retention in research. This presentation will address the critical importance of ensuring high retention in clinical trials in order to meet the goal of scientific rigor and unbiased results, while evaluating and providing practical strategies for maintaining research participation. Dr. O'Malley will provide examples from a range of studies including strategies that have been proposed to enhance retention of individuals from minoritized groups in research.