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Patient Recruitment and Retention 

The patient recruitment and retention rates in our clinical trials remain consistently high compared to national averages. 

Vanderbilt University Hospital and The Vanderbilt Clinic rank among the premier health care facilities in the United States year after year. As a referral and tertiary care center, we have access to a variety of patients who travel to us for treatment, along with patients from our metropolitan area population.

Specialized databases and electronic medical records help us find and recruit patients that fit the criteria for each study. Our team of researchers initiate a rigorous screening process to identify the best subjects for each study prior to their enrollment. By doing so, we find patients who are eager to participate in the study while minimizing screen fails and drop-outs. 

Our study coordinators are a knowledgeable resource for current and potential subjects and provide a source of reference and encouragement to our patients. We are confident in our team's ability to inform participants of everything they need to know moving forward in the study. They often remind participants of upcoming appointments and direct them to appointment locations. 

We keep our study participants at the center of everything we do. We understand that without them, our groundbreaking research would not be possible.