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See you at ARVO 2016!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

 

Hello, Friends and Colleagues!

 

We are excited to announce the lineup of activities we have planned forARVO 2016! Come stop by booth #2005 and say hello as we celebrate ten wonderful years as the CRO you trust. Here is what we have in store for the monumental event!

 

Sunday, May 1st - Meet Shaun Alexander!

The 2005 NFL MVP will be at booth...

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Keep Time On Your Side

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Deadline. The word alone can stir up some seriously negative feelings – anticipation, frustration, anxiety, even dread – all these feelings embodied in the connotation of a single word. Unfortunately, deadlines are a necessary evil, both in the business world and in our personal lives. There is a way to shift our thinking, however: we can move our...

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Growth in the Workplace: Change for Good

Posted by Layne Brandvik

The modern business world has undergone a lot of changes since the introduction of efficiency, accountability and quality assurance. As a new company, how does your profit grow in a turbulent climate of the 21st century business model? How does Trial Runners fit into a contemporary style of workplace? There’s contributing factors that show how the...

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Great Leaders, Great Communicators: 5 tips for good communication.

Posted by Melissa Pavlicek

A leader should have many qualities, maybe the most important one is being a great communicator. But be careful, a great communicator is not the same as a great talker. Great talkers are trained to focus on vocabulary, enunciation, presence, delivery, grammar, syntax, etc. Basically they are taught to focus on themselves. This doesn’t mean that...

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April: A Month Dedicated to Women’s Eye Health and Safety

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Often we wonder how our female cohabitants see the world, but are they seeing the world through a healthy lens?

April is National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Mont h, where we observe the ocular problems and afflictions that affect the women we look up to, work beside, and love. The event is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America.

These statistics...

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Great News: Twitter now lets you add alt text to photos.

Posted by Trial Runners

285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. About 90% of the world's visually impaired live in low-income settings. 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above.

Twitter is taking a step toward making its service more accessible to visually impaired users. In an...

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Essential Project Management Skills

Posted by Melissa Pavlicek

Project Managers play a very important role in a CRO, they are the link in between the CRO, Sites, Sponsors, IRBs, Labs, etc.

As a project management professional, you’re a change agent working with teams that are made up of complex individuals in many different roles. Somehow you’re supposed to be a leader, and know how to read body language,...

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Cultivating a Culture of Leadership

Posted by Rynae Golke

At Trial Runners, we believe that positive sponsor relationships and successful clinical trials begin with a single factor: the right hire. We go to the ends of the earth, literally and almost figuratively, to recruit, select, train, retain, and mentor the right people for each vital role in the company.

Step 1: Recruit the Best

This starts with...

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The power of targeting: Successful Enrollment through Target Audience

Posted by Melissa Pavlicek

We all are aware of the significant negative impact that low patient enrollment can have on studies and clinical trials.  The process of recruiting patients for a clinical trial can be long and tedious and sometimes become a real nightmare. It is really alarming looking at statistics, according to a study by Tufts Center for the Study of Drug...

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Achieving Work/Life Balance

Posted by Rynae Golke

In the 2011 Better Life Index from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States ranked last for work-life balance out of 23 countries. This is disheartening because work-life balance (whether good or bad) directly contributes to employee satisfaction, which in turn directly contributes to employee...

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