Historically, clinical researchers conducted their research “on subjects” rather than “with participants”. Beyond terminology, this difference reflects a philosophical shift and evolution in how clinical research is conceptualized, planned, and conducted. Continue reading
Recently, a colleague of ours (Joe Skelton, Wake Forest University) published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on severe obesity and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, dyslididemia, etc.) using nationally-representative, pediatric data from the US. There’s been quite a bit of coverage of the paper in the media (examples here and here), which highlights the interest and the seriousness of the issue among boys and girls with severe obesity. Finally, our own Nicole Gehring wrote about the study on our Team ABC3 blog, which saved me some work. Thx Nic!