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Praise from prominent editorial reviewers

“Successfully covers… clinical trials. Practical considerations… are all covered. Many substantive insights… substantial background and resource information. The text is well written… fills an important need.”

--Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 146 No. 7, pg. 544, 3 April 2007

“5 Stars! (100 out of 100)… This is a must have for novice or experienced clinical researchers… the book is also appropriate for study coordinators, research nurses, and investigators engaged in clinical research.”

--Doody's Review: Expert Review, Diane M. Tomasic, EdD, RN (West Liberty State College), Copyright Doody's Review Service 2007

"...a valuable reference manual for experienced critical care clinical researchers...well organized, easy to read, and easy to understand...all involved in conducting clinical research...would benefit from reading this guide.”

--Critical Care Medicine, Vol 35, No. 7, pg. 1813, July, 2007

Praise from Universities

“A lucid, user-friendly guide that should encourage even the most hesitant among us to forge ahead.”

--Thomas Brushart, MD, Director of Hand Surgery Service, Johns Hopkins University, Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Orthopedics

“An excellent introduction to clinical research in the modern era… for all those beginning to do clinical research.”

--Gerald R. Donowitz, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Director, Residency Programs, Medical Director, General Medicine Services, University of Virginia Health System

“An invaluable how-to manual for clinical investigators… a wealth of useful information… provides answers to myriad questions encountered at different stages in clinical research… for investigators in academic as well as nonacademic settings.”

--Prakash Pande, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FSCAI, Professor of Clinical Medicine (Cardiology), Indiana University School of Medicine, former head of Cardiology Unit, Rochester General Hospital, Clinical Professor, University of Rochester

“An enjoyable and comprehensive guide to the world of clinical trials. It is just what my fellows need--as part of their clinical research training and in their future roles as clinical investigators.”

--Gail Skowron, MD, clinical investigator, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program Director, Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine

“Excellent practical, down-to-earth guide for the novice and a great review for those who regularly do clinical trials… hits all the important points from do you really want to do clinical trials all the way to regulatory checklists. A must for those contemplating involvement in clinical trials.”

--Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD, Vice President for Health Sciences, West Virginia University

“A valuable guide for practicing physicians interested in becoming involved in clinical trials, written by a talented physician investigator who has ‘been there’ and ‘done this’ successfully.”

--Robert Moellering, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

“The most practical and comprehensive ‘how-to’ guide for conducting clinical trials. University programs, community practices, and pharmaceutical investigators will all find this book an invaluable road map to the pitfalls and joys of clinical research. Fascinating personal anecdotes enliven the advice and wealth of experience detailed in this primer.”

--Eric J. Seifter, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

“A good… resource for anyone interested in adding clinical research to their practice.”

--Bruce S. Bochner, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University

Praise from Clinicians

“A comprehensive, readable guide for the physician who wants to become involved in clinical research!… an exceptional review of the clinical trials process… a perfect resource for orienting sub-investigators, aspiring coordinators, and clinical trial administrators new to clinical research. As an experienced investigator, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!”

--Herb Baraf, Director, Center for Rheumatology and Bone Research, Clinical Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), George Washington University

“Everything you need to know about clinical research. A step-by-step tutor.”

--Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Division of Infectious Diseases

“Takes the covers off community-based clinical trials and shows how excellent community-based research can be accomplished… well written and easy to understand and highlights the challenges and obstacles but also gives a great road map for success… Entertaining and informative--this book is what you need to get started in clinical trials.” 

--Stephen Sears, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Administration and Community Health, Maine General Medical Center

“Should become required reading for all those who contemplate participating in a free-standing clinical research program.”

--Stuart F. Seides, MD, Vice Chairman of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University

“For the community physician, or even the uninitiated academician contemplating a venture into clinical research, this book is an invaluable resource. I highly recommend it. It is truly a ‘view from the trenches’ with expert advice on what to do and what not to do. The appendices are particularly valuable as a source of regulatory information and contain useful documents that all researchers can adapt for their needs.”

--Michael F. Parry, MD, Chair of Infectious Diseases and IRB and Director of Microbiology, Stamford Hospital, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

“Offers clear discussions of the regulations that affect clinical research and explains how to make sure your site is compliant with them.”

--Jean Helz, MD, IRB member, Memorial Hospital of Cumberland

“All of the essential knowledge to get started in clinical research is here. How I wish I had this book at the beginning of my research career! Captures the humor and excitement in the process of clinical research, while guiding us through the daunting details of setting up and maintaining a successful research program.”

--David Willms, MDS, Co-director, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Praise from Nurses, Pharmaceuticals, and More

“A fascinating journey through the difficult maze of clinical research. Dr. Stone whimsically shares her ‘View from the Trenches,’ which makes this several steps beyond your usual ‘how to’ experience. The book is well written and should be a must for anyone involved in clinical research… required reading for all NIH grant programs designed to prepare clinical investigators.”

--Patricia Lund, EdD, RN, President, Lund Associates, nurse executive, educator, and international consultant to healthcare organizations

“Leads those interested in medical research through the ethical and even political dilemmas that can interpose themselves when participants are treated as merely the objects of research rather than people deserving of respect for their humanity. Real-life examples bring a real poignancy to the discussion.”

--The Reverend Lance Beizer, Episcopal priest and retired deputy district attorney specializing in the representation of abused and neglected children

“Provides an informative overview of this field of inquiry and explains the challenges and rewards of careers in clinical research… a welcome addition to any career library.”

--Nancy Burkett, Director of Career Services, Swarthmore College

“Very well organized, clearly written, and comprehensive… a much-needed guide for clinicians who want practical and up-to-date information. Written from the heart, with compassion and experience, Stone focuses on the basic principles of conducting clinical research with an engaging and entertaining approach.”

--Isabel Pande, PharmD, Western Maryland Health System

“Quite useful to the practitioner interested finding out how to integrate clinical investigation into his or her private practice.”

--Barry Hafkin, MD, President and CEO, Cumbre Pharmaceuticals Inc.