A free clinical research health education event will take place on March 9 in Birmingham


The Center for Information and Study of Participation in Clinical Research (CISCRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public about the clinical research process, announced its Journey to better health | AWARE for All – Birmingham event. This free event is open to the public and will be held March 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham, AL. The event is tailored to the Birmingham community, with local clinical trial participants, healthcare professionals and exhibiting organizations.

With the goal of reducing health disparities and increasing demographic diversity in clinical trials, the event brings together a unique consortium of health educators and clinical trial participants who will share the benefits of clinical research and the important role trials play in advancing healthcare. To register for the Birmingham event, visit: https://www.ciscrp.org/event/aware-for-all-birmingham/

The journey to better health | The AWARE for All – Birmingham event is supported by local research teams, advocacy groups and a consortium of biopharma companies and service providers. The program will answer key questions about the clinical trial process, what to expect as a participant, the benefits and risks of participating, and other valuable information. This educational event will feature a panel of speakers, including insights from clinical trial participants and healthcare professionals, including:

  • Jane Allendorfer, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Del Smith, Founder and CEO, Accclinate
  • Monica Baskin, Ph.D., professor, preventive medicine and associate director, community outreach and engagement, University of Alabama at Birmingham: O’Neal Cancer Center
  • Brian Corbett, Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trial Participant, Chairman of the Board of the Parkinson Association of Alabama
  • Kevin Jones, Associate Director, Manufacturing at Biogen
  • Abi Kulshreshtha, Chief of Staff at Southern Research Institute, Presentation Presenter

Attendees can visit the Information Exhibition Center with 20 local exhibiting organizations to meet, receive information materials and learn more about the health and wellness services offered in Birmingham and surrounding counties. Exhibitors include Pfizer, Biogen, Janssen, Otsuka, IQVIA, CSL Behring, EMD Serono and WCG. Visitors can also connect with local organizations such as the Alabama Kidney Foundation, Parkinson’s Association of Alabama, Alabama Center for Clinical Research, Girls Incorporated of Central Alabama, and many others.

The journey to better health | The AWARE for All program has been instrumental in bringing attention to clinical research through common medical conditions, with the goal of reaching a diverse population to advance research and quality of care. AWARE for All – Birmingham is the first of five events held throughout 2022 in cities across the United States

For more information on the Journey to Better Health 2022 | AWARE for All program, including dates of upcoming events, visit http://www.awareforall.org.


The Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the process. of clinical research. CISCRP provides free educational resources to the public and patient communities.

Visit http://www.CISCRP.org for more information or to participate in CISCRP’s educational initiatives. For additional questions about AWARE for All, contact conscientforall@ciscrp.org or call 877-633-4376.

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