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October 22nd 2012:Clinical trials—What Family Caregivers Should Ask

Sharon Brigner is a Deputy Vice President for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, www.phrma.org, a trade association in Washington, DC. Joseph Hammang is Senior Vice President, Life Sciences for ML Strategies, www.mlstrategies.com. They talk about the organization of clinical trials, the people who are the subjects and how they are recruited. They discuss permissions and suggest questions that family caregivers should ask about purposes and procedures of clinical trials involving family members, effects they should expect and watch out for, information that is collected a

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Sharon Brigner

Sharon Brigner is a Deputy Vice President for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, www.phrma.org, a trade association in Washington, DC. A registered nurse, she holds a Master’s degree in Health Systems Management. She also works as an Emergency Room Nurse on the weekends at INOVA Reston Hospital in her northern Virginia community. Previously, she worked for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Her work experience includes the General Accounting Office, Congressional office of Senator Chuck Robb, the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryl
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Joseph Hammang

Joseph Hammang is Senior Vice President, Life Sciences for ML Strategies, www.mlstrategies.com. He’s author of 60 scientific publications and is inventor or co-inventor of 35 U.S. patents. He holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Previously, he was Senior Director of Worldwide Science Policy for Pfizer Inc. Prior to his appointment at Pfizer, he was Vice President for Science, Technology and Business Development at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and Head of Science and Technology at the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council. In 1999, he was appointed Governor Lincoln Almond’s Advisor for Science and Technology. He also held positions at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, in Alzheim
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