The Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility provides infrastructure to recruit subjects to cancer control and chemoprevention research studies and therapeutic trials, with expertise and emphasis on targeting African Americans, women and older individuals.

The Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility team:

  • Provides recruitment infrastructure that includes information system modules for Mass Mailing System (MMS), Recruitment Tracking System (RTS), Health Profile System (HPS) and a Patient Navigation Tracking System
  • Tailors recruitment strategies that include media messages, recruitment materials, community outreach activities, mass mailings for population-based studies and patient navigation support for therapeutic trials
  • Establishes and maintains the ongoing relationships between UAB researchers and surrounding communities by making community presentations and developing materials to raise community awareness regarding clinical trial participation by minority groups
  • Designs and tests innovative recruitment strategies to enhance recruitment and retention of African American participants in therapeutic trials
  • Trains and maintains a cadre of Patient Navigators to disseminate information about UAB cancer research studies and provide support services to those who enroll in clinical trials

Leadership

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Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH Director
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Management

Cynthia Y. Johnson Manager
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Julie Schach Manager
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