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    Clinical Research Update from NIAMS

    Date: January 30, 2012

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the majority of its Institutes and Centers support a broad spectrum of research—ranging from basic to translational to clinical—in their mission to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. On February 7, 2012, NIH released a Clinical Research Update reporting on recent progress with NIAMS mission and goals.

    In 2009, the Institute engaged many parts of its community through discussions with its Advisory Council and at its 2009 Scientific Retreat, as well as through a series of Clinical Trials Roundtables in each of the NIAMS mission areas. This roundtable was convened as part of a broader NIAMS effort to assess its support of clinical trials across the Institute’s mission areas. Goals include identifying needs and opportunities, as well as finding key steps for evaluating trials and the significance of individual studies in the broader context of future clinical needs. To read more about the roundtables, click here.

    The Institute has also established a standing study section to review NIAMS clinical trials applications. Its members have expertise in rheumatic, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases as well as clinical trials and biostatistics methodology. The NIAMS website consolidates all of this information on its Clinical Trials web page. To read more about the Trials, click here.

    To read the rest of the Update, click here.