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New Report Provides Recommendations For Integrating Clinical Research Into Disease Outbreak Responses

STAT: New report charts ways to expedite critical research during epidemics
“…[A] new report commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine attempts to chart a road map for expedited clinical trials for future epidemics, hoping to ensure that the lessons from the devastating Ebola outbreak are not forgotten. … The report, ‘Integrating Clinical Research into Epidemic Response: The Ebola Experience,’ was released Wednesday. A number of the recommendations in the nearly 300-page report focus on trying to build up health systems in low-income countries, so that they are better able to spot, respond to, and contribute to research during future disease outbreaks…” (Branswell, 4/12).

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