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Advancing the Welfare of Patients through Clinical Research

Tuesday, April 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Advancing the Welfare of Patients through Clinical Research

Groundbreaking clinical research honored by Clinical Research Forum 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 12, 2016 - The Clinical Research Forum recognizes the

year's ten most outstanding research papers written by teams from across the nation

at its fifth annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The ten winning papers were chosen based on their degree of innovation from a pool

of more than 40 nominations from 30 research and academic health centers

nationwide, including Case Western Reserve University, University of Pennsylvania,

Yale University, and more.

The top three distinguished clinical research achievement awards were given to

papers that focused on a systolic blood pressure intervention trial, cavity shave

margins in breast cancer, and over diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection. The

Forum believes these papers represent the best and brightest work in the field, and

lead to advancements in medicine that change lives and patient outcomes worldwide.

"These exemplars of clinical research demonstrate the development of insights into

disease processes and their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention," said Harry P.

Selker, MD, MSPH, Chairman of the Clinical Research Forum Board of Directors.

"These awards showcase the innovative and productive research of teams across the

country that have shown great promise for impact on health."

Award-winning paper topics included:

  • Improvement in the effectiveness of breast cancer surgery
  • New understanding of the genetics of colon cancer
  • More effective cancer prevention
  • The detection of the overdiagnosis Clostridium difficile that had led to overtreatment 
  • Reductions in cardiovascular and kidney disease due to new insights in treating hypertension
  • Innovations in the cellular immunotherapy for hematologic malignancies

The Clinical Research Forum advocates for increased respect for the field, which

members hope will translate to sustained financial support from the NIH, academia,

foundations and other donors.

About Clinical Research Forum

The Clinical Research Forum convenes annually to allow industry leaders to discuss

issues facing the field, best practices, and promote understanding and support for

clinical research and its impact on health and healthcare. Through its activities, the

Forum has increasingly played a national advocacy role in supporting broader

interests and needs of clinical research. For more information, visit

About the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards

The Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements Awards recognize outstanding

accomplishments in clinical research that identify major advances resulting from the

nation's investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens. The

awards are a signature program of the Clinical Research Forum. For more

information, visit

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