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Ophthalmology History Guide: How Different Ages Saw the Eye

Posted by Layne Brandvik

To better understand how the field of Ophthalmology saw the ever perplexing eye, we need to look back in the history of medicine. The 1940's were a different time for the United States. We were on the brink of another great international war. We just recently recovered from one of the largest economic crash in the history of the world in the...

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Ophthalmology and the Zika Virus

Posted by Layne Brandvik

A buzz subject in the health community is the ever growing presence of the Zika Virus in South America. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tirelessly working to inform the public about the risks associated with Zika. How does this affect the field of Ophthalmology? To understand why Zika affects the study of the eye, first we...

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How to Become a Regional CRA

Posted by Rynae Golke

Opportunities for entry-level monitors (the term we use for regional CRAs) can be few and far between. When they do open, the competition is fierce. What can you do to expedite your career in monitoring?

Here, we'll share industry secrets for breaking in at ground level. 

  1. Become a site coordinator. Ophthalmology site coordinators with at least...
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Uncommon Ophthalmology: A Deeper Look into the Rarest Eye Disorders

Posted by Layne Brandvik

The human eye, although small, is a vast frontier susceptible to many different ailments and disorders. The complex but vulnerable organ has a myriad of parts that can be affected by an unfortunate disease. There are a few disorders that are more rare than others. We are going to explore the rarest afflictions today. 

In the niche market of...

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Trial Runners: The CRO in Your Community

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Trial Runners is a CRO with global reach, but we have roots in the community where our main office is located. Dickinson, ND is  the hometown of most of our North Dakota work force. Many of our employees are actively involved in the community! Trial Runners is active in the following causes for the community of Dickinson.

  • Dickinson Lions Club
  • ...
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5 Tips to Increase Office Morale

Posted by Layne Brandvik

As a manager of your company, morale is high on the list to maintain a healthy work environment. Success is indefinitely linked to how your employees feel about their job. What are some ideas that can improve your work place from the employee's perspective? 

1. Talk to Eachother

Encouraging communication that is not work related for your...

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How to Use Marketing to Promote Your CRO

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Your CRO needs to have an effective marketing presence to generate contact info and leads for your company. What strategies must your company implement to stay competitive in the market of Ophthalmology?

Inbound Vs. Outbound

"Inbound marketing earns the attention of customers, makes the company easy to be found, and draws customers to the...

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Trial Runners: A Great Place to Work!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

“Our biggest differentiator is our people. At Trial Runners we care about the happiness and emotional and physical health of our employees offering great benefits such as Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid time off and a retirement package. Trial Runners strives to provide a work environment that is enjoyable, positive, and inspiring...

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UV Rays: an Ophthalmic Explanation

Posted by Layne Brandvik

The sun’s proven harm to the human body, especially the eye, has increased awareness of prolonged exposure to UV rays. How do the ultraviolet rays of the sun affect your eyes? Let’s dive in and get to the Ophthalmic explanation of how the sun can harm your eyes without proper UV protection.

As you can see, Ultraviolet rays have a high energy,...

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Benjamin Franklin's Contribution to Modern Ophthalmology

Posted by Layne Brandvik

 

 

 

 

 

Many remember Benjamin Franklin as a founding father, a noted wit, and the face of the 100 dollar bill, but he was also a founding father of ophthalmic beginnings with convex lens study. 

What people may often look over is the fact that he was a celebrated writer and inventor. Poor Richard’s Almanack, in addition to the amalgam of...

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