Introduction to Clinical Research for Medical Students, Residents and Fellows

Are you interested in doing clinical research, but don't know how to get started? Dr. Tetyana Vasylyeva has gathered chapters from a variety of medical researchers to compile the book, Introduction to Clinical Research. Written for medical students, residents, and fellows who are just starting to do clinical research, it contains invaluable information on how to conduct and write-up research. The objective of the book is to provide healthcare trainees and professionals with practical, comprehensive, and contemporary approaches to clinical research. It is useful for anyone wishing to better understand modern research-based literature and for those planning to conduct their own research. Each chapter focuses on a key clinical research topic. Study designs, study monitoring, and which design fits certain research topics are covered. Rules and regulations that must be followed when conducting clinical research, including information on the Institutional Review Board, informed consent, and HIPAA, are described. This book introduces the reader to clinical trials and research ethics, data management, and the basic tools used in biostatistics. Although directed to medical students, any nurse, lactation consultant, or other healthcare provider who is interested in conducting clinical research would benefit from reading and following the information outlined in this book.