BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is pleased to announce its third AWARE for All event in the Chicago metropolitan area on September 28, 2015. This free program is designed to improve understanding about clinical research participation and promote dialogue by connecting patients, researchers, and members of the general public in the local community.
The event will be hosted at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine on Monday, September 28 from 5PM to 8PM. This program will feature free health screenings, informational exhibits, meaningful presentations from prominent Chicago medical professionals and researchers about various health conditions, and local patients involved in clinical research, as well as refreshments and prizes.
Funding for this event is provided by Advanced Clinical, EMD Serono, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, and the Lupus Research Institute. This free event is open to the public; however, advanced registration is strongly encouraged through www.awareforall.org or by calling 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4370).
"Grounded in our Jesuit heritage, Loyola continues to be a leader in providing care and opportunities to the underserved. The AWARE for All event is another opportunity to partner with likeminded organizations to help Chicago's diverse communities access excellent care and understand treatment options which allows individuals to make the best decision for themselves and their families," said Linda Brubaker, MD, dean and chief diversity officer at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Ken Getz, Founder of CISCRP added, "There is a need for general education about the clinical research process including the risks, benefits, and the rights of participants. This is an important opportunity for the Chicagoland community to work together to address this need and to recognize those who give the gift of participation."
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is a closed campus. Media interested in attending should contact Evie Polsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Information and Study (CISCRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides free education and outreach to the general public and patient communities. Visit www.CISCRP.org for more information or to support CISCRP's educational initiatives.
About Loyola Health Sciences Division
The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
Community partners include: American Lung Association, Astellas Pharma US, CAHG, Inc., The Center for Healthcare Innovation, The Chicagoland ACRP Chapter, Gilda's Club – Chicago, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, the Greater Gift Initiative, Healthcare Research Network, Investigator Support Services, Lupus Illinois, Midwest Clinical Support, Inc., National Association of Down Syndrome, National Hispanic Life Sciences Society, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), Parexel, PMG Research of Christie Clinic, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, SACHRP and Bridge Research, and other prominent community partners.