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"Journey to Better Health"

Journey to Better Health | AWARE for All – Houston November 17th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST Free! Register Here ✅Learn what clinical trials are 🥖Dinner & Refreshments Included ⭐Hear clinical study participants share their personal experience 🩺Free health screenings & vaccinations 🏢Meet local organizations from your community

Join us at CISCRP’s free, educational event to learn what clinical trials are, why they are important, and how you can get involved. AWARE for All – Houston will feature a panel discussion lead by community members who have participated in a clinical trial or work as a healthcare professional. This event will also feature both local and national exhibiting organizations with resources about clinical research and the programs and services they offer.

Panel Discussions Learn about the basics of the clinical trial process, the safeguards in place, the importance of diversity in trials, and more. Also, you will be able to hear from knowledgeable healthcare and research professionals, and from community members who have participated in a clinical trial.

Who: The event will feature panel discussions highlighting local clinical trial participants and healthcare professionals who will share their experiences and perspectives, including:

  • Bridget Chapital, Hypothesis Haven

  • Crystal Parker,Janssen

  • Cassandra Harris, University of Texas MD Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Carol Alcasey, Otsuka

  • Dominique Guinn, blood and bone marrow cancer trial participant

  • Anne Sturrock, Covid-19 vaccine trial participant

  • Donna Esposito, nurse at Houston Methodist

  • Allison Lippman, pancreatic cancer clinical trial participant

  • Jordyne Blaise, Vertex

The panel will be moderated and emceed by Kristen Hanks, President of the Texas Liver Foundation

Meet Local Community Organizations

  • Harris County Public Health

  • Mosquito and Vector Control

  • Houston Area Parkinson Society

  • Houston Community College LVN program

  • Hypothesis Haven

  • Janssen

  • Legacy Community Health

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Lupus Foundation of America

  • Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

  • MD Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Mercury Clinical Research

  • Otsuka

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

  • Prevent Blindness Texas

  • Prolato Clinical Research Center

  • Tony’s Place

  • Vertex

When: Thursday, Nov. 17

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Houston Community College

West Loop Conference Center

5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081

Why: The purpose of the event is to educate and inform the public on the clinical research process and its role in advancing medicine. Attendees can meet local and national exhibiting organizations, access free health screenings, and more.

About CISCRP The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides free educational resources to the public and patient communities.

Visit for more information or to participate in CISCRP’s educational initiatives.

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