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Experiences

Every approved medicine available today was made possible by clinical research via research volunteers and research professionals. Participants matter to research and medical professionals – and society. Hear from people across the clinical research community.

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Melissa's Hope

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Guest Author
August 5th, 20194 minute read

In part two of this two-part guest blog series, Brendan shares the experience he and his wife Melissa had as clinical trial participants.

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Love, Diagnosis and Second Opinions

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Guest Author
June 29th, 20194 minute read

In part one of this two-part guest blog series, Brendan shares the love story of him and wife, and how unexpected symptoms resulted in a cancer diagnosis.

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Lab Samples: Like Clinical Research Gold

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Leigh Anne Naas
April 26th, 20194 minute read

Meet a Lilly clinical research scientist who uses her experience as a lab technologist every day to design trial protocols. While you may not think much of lab samples, to her, they are like gold!

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A Clinical Research Symphony

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 25th, 20194 minute read

For Wale, a physician who helps guide the strategy, design and procedural decisions for Lilly's clinical trials, clinical research is like an orchestra. Learn why.

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Pediatric Cancer Experiences: Then and Now

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 4th, 20194 minute read

Meet two people who tackled cancer head-on as children and now are dedicated to contributing to the development of new cancer medicines.

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Move over Participatory Medicine, Here’s What Participatory Research Can Look Like

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Joe Kim
November 29th, 20188 minute read

Emily’s Entourage is a driving force in forming the participatory research model. Learn Emily's story and the impact of her organization.

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Blending the Personal and the Professional: A Community Manager’s Story

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 10th, 20186 minute read

As editor of the Lilly TrialGuide blog and the community manager for the associated @LillyTrials handle on Twitter, Leigh Anne Naas is the “person behind the curtain.” Learn more about her.

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Perceptions and Insights of Clinical Research: An Excerpt (Part 2)

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 22nd, 20182 minute read

Findings from CISCRP's 2017 Perceptions & Insights study show that most people who have participated in clinical research would do it again. Learn more here.

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Perceptions and Insights of Clinical Research: An Excerpt (Part 1)

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 15th, 20182 minute read

Learn what the respondents of CISCRP's 2017 Perceptions & Insights Study said they need to know before deciding to participate in a clinical trial.

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Tweetfest 2018: A Week of Collaboration and Learning

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 30th, 20184 minute read

Explore highlights from the 2018 #WhyWeDoResearch Tweetfest—an opportunity to collaborate with folks from around the globe who are involved in clinical research.

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Rediscovering My Purpose

LTGBlogAuthors LillyGuestAuthorIcon 20July2018
Lilly Guest Author
February 14th, 20189 minute read

Lilly's own Abby Jeske shares details about her experience meeting her grandfather’s research physician more than 18 years after the study. Read her story here.

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Thankful for Caregivers

LTGBlogAuthors GuestAuthorIcon 20July2018
Guest Author
November 8th, 20174 minute read

The qualifications on being a caregiver are pretty basic, but the responsibilities can pile up quickly. In this guest blog, T.J. Sharpe reminds us of the importance of thanking our caregivers.

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The Power of Unexpected Connection

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 25th, 20173 minute read

Our Hero’s Journey™ Art project and SXSW have something big in common: they both demonstrate the power of connection. Learn how in this blog.

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My Hero’s Journey: A Story of Love, Loss and Art

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Lilly Guest Author
February 11th, 20174 minute read

Follow the story of Lilly's Abby Jeske as she shares her personal experiences about the impact of clinical trials on her life.

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Learning From Snowflakes

LTGBlogAuthors GuestAuthorIcon 20July2018
Guest Author
November 28th, 20164 minute read

In this blog, Jeri Burtchell reminds us that many patients are out there, eager to share how their disease or condition impacts their life. Read her story.

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Reimagining Research at the White House

LTGBlogAuthors GuestAuthorIcon 20July2018
Guest Author
June 8th, 20165 minute read

There is opportunity beyond science and molecules to learn from the experiences of individuals through people and the networks in which they live and thrive.

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The Two Little Words That Changed Our Lives

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Lilly Guest Author
March 29th, 20167 minute read

"Clinical Trials." It’s hard to believe how two small words have made such a large impact on my life and the lives of my family.

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A Research Story: A Unique View from Both Sides

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Leigh Anne Naas
January 25th, 20168 minute read

Meet someone with a unique perspective on clinical research who has worked in clinical research for over 10 years and has participated in a clinical trial.

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Considering a Clinical Trial

LTGBlogAuthors LillyGuestAuthorIcon 20July2018
Lilly Guest Author
December 2nd, 20159 minute read

When your sister is asked to join a clinical trial and you work in clinical research, what questions do you ask and what do you recommend?

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Long Distance Cancer Support

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Lilly Guest Author
October 28th, 20159 minute read

A sister is your built in best friend at birth. She’s the one you call.

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My Sister has Cancer. Now What?

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Lilly Guest Author
October 16th, 20155 minute read

The Dreaded Word: Cancer.

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Staying Connected After The Clinical Trial

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Lilly Guest Author
February 13th, 20158 minute read

Much of our focus has been on patients enrolling into trials. But, what about what happens after the trial?

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How Patient Advocates can Change Drug Development

LTGBlogAuthors LillyGuestAuthorIcon 20July2018
Lilly Guest Author
January 30th, 20134 minute read

Explore the important role a patient advocate fills and how they are impacting our effort to transform drug development.

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Meet Subject #0008: A Patient Perspective On Clinical Trials

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Guest Author
January 8th, 201312 minute read

Jeri Burtchell shares her personal clinical trial experience and some of her ideas for making research more patient-centric in this blog. Check it out!