具有重要意义的工作:个人的影响

全力支持临床试验的Covance员工认识到,他们正在帮助 Socialmedia_LinkedIn1200x627_work-that-matters推动医学进步,改善医疗保健,但有时候,对家庭的影响更加明显。

Joshua解释说:“我们的一个客户正在测试一种麻疹、腮腺炎、风疹和水痘(MMRV)疫苗的新配方,并需要确保最终产品可安全适用于儿科人群。” 第四阶段的研究进展顺利,但需要一名临床研究员 (CRA)。Joshua凭借多年经验,欣然了接受此项研究的重任。

A few days later, Joshua was on a plane and visiting a pediatric clinic to monitor the site, the study and its resulting data. He worked closely with the clinic to anticipate and resolve issues and after several months of traveling between the clinic and his home base, the study wrapped up.

"It is nice feeling to close a study," said Joshua. "There is the satisfaction of being on a study start to finish. And, it was a well-run study so the new vaccine received FDA approval."

But the biggest satisfaction was yet to be realized. About a year later, Joshua's wife took one of their children for a routine physical, which included a vaccination.

"I was glancing at the info sheet that the pediatrician sent home and I realized my daughter received the MMRV vaccine that I supported. When I told my daughter, she couldn't believe that she got 'the shot that Daddy made,' as she called it," he laughed.

"Sometimes in this role we may feel disconnected from the whole process," admitted Joshua, "but this coincidence gave me a direct connection to the important work that we do as CRAs. It just shows that what we do at Covance really makes a difference in people's lives."

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