Chad Birt

Chad Birt
Chad Birt is a freelance writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. He has more than a decade of experience in journalism and medical communications.

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5 Tips For Recruiting (And Retaining) Clinical Trial Participants

Posted by Chad Birt on Feb 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Clinical trials play a critical role in identifying and developing new treatments. They advance medical research, allow for improved patient outcomes, and enhance our knowledge of human biology. Unfortunately, they aren’t always easy to recruit for. In fact, approximately 85% of clinical trials fail to enlist enough participants to move forward.

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Topics: clinical trials, patient enrollment, patient recruitment, study start up

New Year’s Resolutions: Statistics, Fun Facts, and Tips for Making Them Stick

Posted by Chad Birt on Jan 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect, celebrate, and look forward to what the future holds. It also presents an opportunity to set goals that you hope to achieve in the months ahead.

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Topics: new years, resolutions, 2021

How to Ease Back Into Work After the Holiday Break

Posted by Chad Birt on Jan 4, 2021 7:30:00 AM

If the thought of transitioning from late-night movie marathons to early morning Zoom calls causes your stomach to lurch, you’re in good company. A recent survey conducted by MetLife found that more than 75% of employees experience work-related stress following the holiday break.

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Topics: 2021, work routine, vacation

6 Simple Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season

Posted by Chad Birt on Dec 15, 2020 10:10:23 AM

The holidays are a time for good food, gifts, and festivity, but several factors make this season a prime time for heart attacks too.

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Topics: holidays, healthy living, heart health

A Brief History of Good Clinical Practices (GCP)

Posted by Chad Birt on Dec 2, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Clinical trials play a critical role in evaluating the effectiveness of medical, surgical, or behavioral interventions. They’re the go-to method when determining if a new vaccine, prescription medication, or medical device is safe and successful in its goals.

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Topics: Clinical Research, clinical trials, Good Clinical Practice

Holiday Statistics That Will Make You View the Holidays Differently

Posted by Chad Birt on Nov 23, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Statistics play a crucial role in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Good data allows researchers and scientists to conduct testing, consolidate large amounts of information, and determine if a specific product or medication serves its intended purpose. In fact, any medical device or medicine currently on the market achieved its approval thanks in part to statistics. 

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Topics: statistics, thanksgiving, christmas

7 Socially Distanced Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays During a Global Pandemic

Posted by Chad Birt on Oct 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Now that November is officially here, the holidays are right around the corner. As Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah draw closer, it’s time to start thinking of creative ways to celebrate. 

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Topics: holidays, family, social distance

Parenting During the Pandemic: Balancing Home Schooling and Work

Posted by Chad Birt on Oct 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and go to school.

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Topics: home office, covid-19, home schooling, parenting, work form home

Global Data Standards and the History of the Smoot

Posted by Chad Birt on Oct 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Many industries seek to standardize the data they collect, analyze, and make decisions upon. The pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries are no different.

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Topics: Data Management, biometrics, clinical trials, data governance, data operations, Smoot, global library

A Guide to Using Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom and MS Teams

Posted by Chad Birt on Sep 23, 2020 7:00:00 AM

A new report from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), found that 42% of Americans are currently working from home full-time.

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, online meetings

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