Curiosity Drives Cures: A Message For Researchers

Although I’m the Director of Patient Initiatives at HealthiVibe, I’m also a person living with multiple sclerosis. Many of you know me as a patient advocate and in staying true to how we conduct our blog — reserving it for patients and caregivers — I’m taking off my HealthiVibe hat for a moment to speak from the patient perspective.

In honor of Clinical Trials Day, I want to share a video I’ve created thanking researchers everywhere for doing what they do to bring new medicines to market. I was diagnosed with MS in 1999 and was miserable, on a therapy that wasn’t working for me, for 8 years. When I joined a clinical trial in 2007 it changed my life.

To researchers everywhere, this one’s for you! Please watch and share.

With warm regards,
Jeri Burtchell


Curiosity Drives Cures: A Message For Researchers

This video was included as part of my submission to Stanford Medicine X. I’ll be participating as a ePatient Delegate for the second year in a row, speaking on the topic of Empathy in memory of my dear friend and colleague, Jerry Matczak from Lilly, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. #BeLikeJerry #CTAW #ClinicalTrialsDay #WhyWeDoResearch

MedX takes place September 15 to September 17, 2017.

Google Hangout May 6th, 3PM ET- Participating in Research – Speaker Bios #CTAW

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During Clinical Trials Awareness Week, May 4-8, 2015, we will be taking part in events to raise awareness about the need for volunteers. As part of this campaign, HealthiVibe will be hosting a Google Hangout on-air broadcast about participating in research tomorrow. Join us as we hear personal stories from two clinical trial participants, explore … Read more>>

Celebrating Clinical Trials Awareness Week with a Google Hangout and Tweet Chat #CTAW2015 #CTAW

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Clinical Trials Awareness Week May 4-8, 2015 May 4-8, 2015 marks Clinical Trials Awareness Week, and we hope you’ll join us for a week of activities. We’re raising awareness about the need for volunteers by shining a national spotlight on the issue. An overwhelming number of clinical trials fail solely due to lack of volunteers. … Read more>>