Heropreneur Academy Founder offers Free Entrepreneurship Program for Veterans

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Aaron Bare Co-Founder of Herozona Foundation Speaks about Entrepreneurship on The David Johnson Show

Aaron Bare, co-founder of Herozona Foundation, shares insights and opportunities on entrepreneurship for military veterans on “The David Johnson Show”

We’re thrilled to offer veterans the chance to engage in the act of entrepreneurship in the Heropreneur Academy.”

— Aaron Bare, co-founder of HeroZona

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the latest episode of “The David Johnson Show”, a national voice that talks about points of interest within the post 9/11 military and veteran culture, David speaks with Aaron Bare, a multi-talented entrepreneur who is co-founder of the HeroZona Foundation, which serves the Arizona veteran community and national veteran interests.

Watch this new episode featuring Aaron Bare on “The David Johnson Show” on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQv7tCou0aXa_kQMCOwYPA.

Aaron Bare calls himself a “micro-entrepreneur”, meaning he’s used a model to start a lot of different companies (3 non-profits, 12 companies sold) and then finds management teams to take them and accelerate them. Aaron’s experience helps veterans to really understand the process to move from having a great idea, to put it into practice in a business solution.

On the show, David Johnson speaks with Aaron about a new program he’s launching – the Heropreneur Academy – an entrepreneurial incubator designed specifically for active military veterans and their spouses to teach and promote entrepreneurship.

“We’re thrilled to offer veterans the chance to engage in the act of entrepreneurship in the Heropreneur Academy,” said Bare. “We'll specifically have a channel that's free for veterans to basically go through our entrepreneurship courses that will run through the Arizona Accelerator.
This is our education-based non-profit that helps accelerate ideas into products.

Bare notes that the Foundation's free course will help veterans basically incubate their idea, test to see if it solves a problem for consumers, and see how it tests with customers.

“We base our program for veterans on traction-based metrics and evidence-based entrepreneurship and innovation,” says Bare. “Once we help veterans figure out the problem-solution fit, then we go on to the product-market fit and put the entrepreneur through the real-life test of seeing if this great idea has legs in the marketplace. Who is the customer? Will they purchase this product or service? How are we going to drive this?”

As part of his work with Herozona Foundation, Aaron has also been involved with the annual Herozona Summit, an event for veterans that is focused on entrepreneurship, employment and education. The hiring component of HeroZona has been very successful in bringing veterans to jobs all over the region.

Currently, Aaron Bare is Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman of HeroZona Foundation; Founder of Namaste Republic, the Arizona Accelerator, & Author of Reimagining Innovation. He also teaches courses on entrepreneurship and innovation and has a wide-ranging background in entrepreneurial business. Learn more about this fascinating entrepreneur on this episode of “The David Johnson Show”.

About The David Johnson Show
The David Johnson Show is an online video show giving a voice to military veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. Premiering in April 2020 at https://thedavidjohnsonshow.com, “The David Johnson Show” is an episode-driven showcase for the American military and veteran subculture. Each show episode showcases a different guest with a different story.

“The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities. Each episode is available for streaming on your preferred device.

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The Art of Music Business Development Q3 Class set to launch for Benjamin Ent Academy's Music & Profits Community

Ron D and Courtney Benjamin

Ron D (Music Producer | Film Composer) and Courtney Benjamin (Artist Manager | Music Publisher)

Building a community of business minded artists, producers, managers, songwriters, music publishers and future label execs.

Everybody is doing music but not BUSINESS!!!”

— Courtney Benjamin

ATLANTA, GA, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Music creators got a new look on their music careers as they joined the new music community Music & Profits. Some have seen royalties they have never seen before and been offered opportunities they thought were unreachable.

One class 6 weeks of live intensive training with a couple industry leaders Courtney Benjamin (Artist Manager | Music Publisher) and Ron D (Music Producer | Film Composer) and friends kick off Aug 07, 2020.

Courtney Benjamin has been on a mission to create a culture of business minded indie artists. He has been the middle and behind the scenes man for many artists careers; with his expertise in music publishing gained him exposure bringing in over $50k in back and unclaimed royalties. He's landed numerous tv/film/commercial placements including GM, Ford, TvOne, Vh1, CBS and ABC; to name a few.

Ron D is a Music Producer out of North Carolina with over 15 years of industry experience and counting is just one half of Music & Profits. He is an expert in Music Production, Established film composer, and also a consultant for Music Licensing and producer development.

The two joined forces to build a community of business minded artists, producers, songwriters, managers and music publishers called Music & Profits under the Benjamin Entertainment Academy umbrella. Music & Profits birth the 6 Week Live Class: "The Art Of Music Business Development" after seeing a strong need for business in the music world around them.

The Art of Music Business Development is a quarterly class that is geared to take the creative side and introduce it to the business side of the music industry. We all know everybody is doing music, but not so much on the business side. The music created will always outlive the artists and so many are not prepared or understand that the business is what separates them from the rest to build generational wealth. Q3 has special guest speakers: J. Scott "Skip" Rudsenske (J S Rudsenske, PLLC), Kevin Rockhill ( Songwriter & Film/TV Composer), Anthony Martini (Partner Royalty Exchange), Brandon "ShotMe" Dixon (Creative Branding Expert) and more.

So much in store for this quarters students: Mike Sears, Sonnie Day, Jodie Svagr, Carlton Jones and Troy Grundy. They will have a brand new look at their career; so keep your eyes out for them. Benjamin Entertainment Academy is built on empowering the indie music community.

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‘WOMEN FOR GOTTLIEB’ LAUNCHES FOR DEMOCRAT JENNIFER GOTTLIEB

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb Mailer

Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb Mailer

Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Coalition of Broward women leaders forms to support Gottlieb for Supervisor

Broward’s women leaders are supporting Jennifer Gottlieb for Supervisor of Elections. We need to support strong women leaders, like Jennifer, who have the courage and experience to make a difference.”

— School Board Member Robin Bartleman

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today Democrat Jennifer Gottlieb, candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections, announces “Women for Gottlieb.” To bolster the coalition’s effort to connect with voters, Gottlieb loaned her campaign another $20,000 for another mail piece hitting mailboxes as Early Voting begins across the county.

“Women for Gottlieb” officially formed from a coalition of local women community leaders and organizations actively supporting her campaign for Supervisor, including: Women's March Florida – Broward Chapter, Fmr. Federal Judge Sandra Coleman, Former State Representative Elaine Schwartz, School Board Member Robin Bartleman (Countywide), School Board Member Ann Murray, School Board Member Nora Rupert, Former FEA President and School Board Member Maureen Dinnen, Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, Former Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulianti, Former Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley, Miramar Commissioner Traci Callari, Hollywood Commissioner Alanna Mersinger of the South Broward Drainage District, Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco, and several others.

School Board Member Robin Bartleman, a founding member of Women for Gottlieb, said, “Broward’s women leaders are supporting Jennifer Gottlieb for Supervisor of Elections. We need to support strong women leaders, like Jennifer, who have the courage and experience to make a difference in our community.”

Jennifer Gottlieb the only candidate running for Supervisor that’s been elected and re-elected to countywide public office.

As Chair of the School Board, Gottlieb balanced a multi-billion-dollar budget, led a complex organization with thousands of employees, and delivered high-quality, cost-saving programs and services to Broward’s families despite economic challenges and funding constraints.

While working in Florida’s capitol, Gottlieb developed a keen understanding of the state legislative process and how to get things done for Broward’s communities.

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George Mckee DDS Lists the Most Common Oral Surgeries in the United States

George McKee DDS

George McKee DDS

MEDFORD, OR, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to George Mckee DDS, the effectiveness of oral surgery makes many modern procedures extremely popular.
Dental procedures have gotten more and more common as technology advanced. Adults suffer from a variety of oral problems that range from cosmetic fixes to serious surgeries. Although you might feel alone, millions of people undergo oral surgeries in the United States each year. George Mckee DDS lists the most common procedures.

1. Wisdom Teeth

The most common of all surgeries is wisdom teeth removal. The average-sized mouth does not have room for the extra set of teeth in the very back of the mouth. According to George Mckee DDS, keeping wisdom teeth can do more harm than good. Many patients experience jaw pain, crowded teeth, and uneven bites.

Advancements in the procedure have made it much easier than ever before. George Mckee DDS notes that most patients receive anesthesia and recovery quickly from home with over-the-counter pain medications. Oral surgeons know how important it is to be gentle and efficient.

2. Dental Implants

According to George Mckee DDS, dental implants are the second most popular oral surgery in the country. Humans cannot replace missing or damaged teeth, which means many must turn to artificial implants. Although this one sounds scary, the success rate for dental implants is extremely high. George Mckee DDS notes that after recovery, patients can return to chewing and smiling normally. Many people feel they work and look even better than their natural teeth.

3. Bone Grafting

If a patient loses a tooth and chooses to leave the space open, the jawbone will weaken over time. George Mckee DDS notes that once the jawbone is weakened or reabsorbed, it is no longer possible to get a dental implant. In these instances, oral surgeons must use bone grafting to strengthen areas of the jawbone. George Mckee DDS explains that once the right spots are targeted, the patient has the opportunity to receive an implant.

4. Corrective Jaw

When the jaw is not aligned properly, people may experience difficulty with eating, speaking, and breathing. Sometimes, a misaligned jaw can be fixed with braces by correcting the position of teeth. However, corrective jaw surgeries are often needed to realign the mouth. George Mckee DDS notes that symptoms of a misaligned jaw include headaches, migraines, tooth wear, TMJ, vertigo, and tinnitus. A specialist will be able to identify the cause and offer the right treatment.

About George Mckee DDS:

George Mckee DDS graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1979. He started and ran a successful cosmetic reconstructive practice in California for over 20 years. George Mckee DDS has earned advanced certification in cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, implantology, and endodontics. He has also practiced dentistry and management in Portugal, Dubai, and Muscat.

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Surviving a Powerful but Fraught Empire

The Gods Are Watching: A Historical Novel

The Gods Are Watching: A Historical Novel

David McCormick

David McCormick

How an artist maneuvered through a civilization reeling from a tragic past

PEMBERTSON, NEW JERSEY, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Filled with themes that, together, make for an image of a civilization in embers, The Gods Are Watching is an ingenious telling of how an invitation for the Minoan artist Paleus to create a masterpiece in Egypt turns into a trap he needs to survive while on a creative mission. The setting is in 1500 BCE, when the Prince of Egypt invites Paleus, the Minoan king’s celebrated artist, to paint a mural in Egypt’s royal palace in Thebes.

Unknown to Paleus and his friends and family, they are being thrown into an empire still reeling from years of war. He needs to maneuver into the completion of the task at hand as they easily get caught up in political intrigues, rebellion, and an assassination attempt on the royal family. Paleus must use his wits to deal with natural disasters, uninvited passions and powerful magic—and appease the Egyptian gods—to survive the surrounding chaos and complete the mural.

David D. McCormick wrote The Gods Are Watching as an action-packed sequel to his first historical novel, Dark Labyrinth. An art history professor for over 30 years and a visual artist (painting and drawing), McCormick immersed himself in the genre after taking his students on a tour to Greece in 1998. During the tour, they stopped in Crete and Santorini where he saw the wonders of the ancient Minoan civilization. Three years later, he returned to Greece to research Dark Labyrinth, which is about an artist who lived during those times. McCormick is currently retired and living in Kerrville, Texas.

With its thrilling sequences and intriguing subplots, The Gods Are Watching warps time for the readers and draws them into an imaginative journey whose factoids prove that the present is very much a reflection of the past.

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The purpose of Root Canals Explained by George Mckee DDS

George McKee DDS

George McKee DDS

MEDFORD, OR, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to George Mckee DDS, damaged teeth may be salvageable from a root canal procedure.

When a tooth is badly decayed or infected, a dentist may recommend a root canal procedure. Nearly 15 million root canals are performed in the United States every year with a success rate of approximately 95 percent. George Mckee DDS notes that many people are worried initially. However, root canals relieve pain, save teeth, and produce results that last a lifetime.

Many people are surprised to find out that soft tissue called pulp lies in the middle of each tooth beneath the enamel and dentin layers. George Mckee DDS explains that the pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues that help the tooth grow during development. Once teeth are fully formed, they can remain without the pulp if needed.

According to George Mckee DDS, bacteria begins to form when the pulp is damaged, causing an infection. The damaged pulp may be the result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, fillings, chips in the tooth, or trauma to the face. There is also the risk of an abscessed tooth if the infection spreads past the ends of the roots. Pus will begin to form and the patient may experience swelling and bone loss.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled. George Mckee DDS notes that the patient will no longer feel any hot or cold sensation in the tooth. However, the loss of this function will not greatly affect functionality. Overall, the process will only require a few office visits which will consist of an examination, x-rays, and the root canal procedure.

George Mckee DDS explains that patients can also expect a follow-up visit where the interior of the tooth will be filled and sealed. The tooth may also require additional restoration efforts depending on the condition. George Mckee DDS explains that sometimes, a crown or post may be needed to protect the tooth from breaking.

According to George Mckee DDS, common symptoms for needing a root canal include severe pain when chewing, swollen or decayed gums, lingering sensitivity to temperature, pimples on the gums, and cracked teeth. General anesthesia is given before the procedure, which means it’s not much different from wisdom teeth removal or fillings. George Mckee DDS notes that there will be discomfort for a few days, but it won’t keep you from returning to work or school.

It’s very important to address the issue as soon as possible. George Mckee DDS explains that without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses are more likely to form. George Mckee DDS recommends minimal chewing during the recovery so the tooth may fully heal and strengthen. Usually, pain is tolerable and can be controlled with over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen.

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Judith Marayelle Psychologist Explains the "Controlled Drinking" Approach to Curbing Alcoholism

Judith Marayelle

Judith Marayelle

Judith Marayelle Psychologist and Addiction Counselor Explains the "Controlled Drinking" Approach to Curbing Alcoholism

MINNETONKA, MN, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For many Americans, alcohol addiction treatment is synonymous with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA has helped millions of people conquer their addictions and stop drinking. However, even though it is one of the most effective treatments available for alcoholism, with a success rate of about twenty percent, it is only one treatment option. Other treatments for alcoholism include psychotherapy, medication, support groups, and varying combinations of all three.

“The key to success when you’re trying to conquer addiction is finding a treatment program that’s right for you,” says Judith Marayelle, addiction counselor and psychologist. “You have to find something that makes sense to you, that fits into your routine – otherwise you’ll never stick to it.”

Judith Marayelle has been a psychologist and addiction counselor for over thirty years. Her goal is to help her patients grow and discover their true selves and live rewarding and meaningful lives, no matter what their personal circumstances may be. Judith Marayelle offers safe, heartfelt guidance to anyone who wants to quit drinking, control their drinking, or who has tried AA and other traditional treatments and needs a different approach.

Judith Marayelle Explains the Concept of Controlled Drinking

One relatively new approach to the treatment of alcoholism is called controlled drinking. “It’s exactly what it sounds like,” says Judith Marayelle. “It’s a method in which heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake and cut back to only moderate, controlled drinking.”

This is a controversial treatment method because both AA and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence define alcoholism as a physical addiction that cannot be controlled. And studies that involve brain imaging have shown that heavy drinkers have actually damaged the part of their brains that govern the ability to control their drinking habits.

“However, a study conducted by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), looked a the patterns of alcohol use in 43,000 adults in the U.S.,” says Judith Marayelle. “75 percent of the participants in the study were classified as 'heavy drinkers' and they were able to recover without the help of AA or other traditional rehabilitation programs. More than half of that 75 percent were able to cut back to moderate amounts of controlled drinking rather than permanently abstaining.”

Judith Marayelle doesn’t disparage AA, in fact, she encourages her patients to check it out and see if it works for them.

“The most important thing about recovery is finding a treatment that works for you," says Judith Marayelle. "For many people, AA isn’t an appealing option because the steps feel rigid or the associations with God and a religion make them uncomfortable.”

“But whatever treatment you seek,” continues Judith Marayelle, “don’t give up. Know that there are options. You don’t have to get it right the first time, or even the second. Just keep trying to get better. There are so many people waiting to help you.”

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Jessup's Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment Announces Owl Nesting Success Using Artificial Burrows

Fledgling owls born at artificial nest study sites on Placer Land Trust's Swainson's Preserve

ROCKLIN, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — William Jessup University’s Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment (IBE) is pleased to announce the birth of fledgling burrowing owls at one of the IBE’s artificial nest study sites on Placer Land Trust’s Swainson’s Preserve, just outside of Lincoln, California. Swainson's Preserve is part of a network of preserve lands in Placer County. In addition to demonstrating nesting success by the owls with the use of artificial burrows, this study is helping recover this species locally in Placer County.

“Burrowing Owls have been experiencing population declines throughout California and are of conservation interest to the State of California and to the County of Placer. They are a "covered species" in the Placer County Conservation Program,” says Dr. Michael McGrann, Chairman of Jessup’s IBE.

The above-ground burrowing owl artificial nest study project, overseen by IBE Advisor and field biologist, Ed Pandolfino and Jessup undergraduate research assistant and science honor student, Tyler Rehrer documented, with the use of camera “traps”, at least five fledgling burrowing owls at this location. Tyler continues to closely monitor the burrows weekly, making observations and servicing the camera “traps”.

“While nesting success with above-ground artificial burrows often has negative results, one advantage of this type of burrow is that it can be used on vernal pool grasslands,” says Pandolfino. “These habitats often include state and federally-listed plants and animals so they are more likely to be preserved than other types of grassland.”

In addition to a $5,300 grant awarded to the IBE earlier this year from the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, IBE has received another $5,580 grant from SFAS to continue the research on the use of artificial burrows into next field season. IBE hopes to expand with additional study sites at Doty Preserve and Placer Land Trust lands. The IBE is also collaborating with the Placer County Conservation Program on a number of projects.

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Nathan Heddleston Teacher and Award-Winning Coach Discusses the History of Track and Field

Nathan Heddleston Teacher

Nathan Heddleston Teacher

ALLIANCE, OH, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nathan Heddleston teacher and coach of 18 years, loves track and field. “It’s one of the oldest sports in the world for a reason,” he enthuses. “This sport is a combination of endurance, speed, coordination, flexibility, and strategy.”

Track and field – called simply “athletics” in many countries – is the term applied to contests for men and women that involve jumping for distance and height, throwing objects for distance, and, of course, running.

Nathan Heddleston “Teacher” Discusses Track and Field’s Beginnings

Track and field is one of the oldest recorded sports in history. “It makes sense, really,” explains Nathan Heddleston teacher and coach. “All other sports involve running. Running had to come first.”

Athletic competitions of running, disk tossing, and jumping hurdles were often held at the same time as religious festivals in ancient Greece. “That’s how the Olympics started!” enthuses Nathan Heddleston teacher and coach. The games started in 776 B.C. and lasted for almost 11 centuries. The Romans continued the Olympic games until 394 A.D. when they were banned by Emperor Theodosius I, who believed they promoted paganism and worship of the Greek pantheon.

During the Middle Ages, organized track and field disappeared almost completely.

Track and Field Makes a Comeback – Nathan Heddleston “Teacher” Explains

“People didn’t stop running of course, or even having athletic competitions,” says Nathan Heddleston “teacher”. “But the true rise of track and field as a sport for modern times began in England in the 1800s.”

The English public school system and universities gave the sport legitimacy and much-needed participants. They held interclass meets until 1849, when the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst held the very first modern organized track and field meet.

“It didn’t really take off until the 1860s though,” says Nathan Heddleston “teacher” and track and field coach. In 1866 the first track and field English championships were held by the Amateur Athletic Club. The AAC opened the competition to any “gentlemen amateurs” who wished to compete. “This opened the field to non-professional athletes. It was part of their ‘code’ and it’s the basis of the rules that govern the sport today. Anyone who wants to run is welcome,” says Nathan Heddleston “teacher”.

Eventually, in 1880, the Amateur Athletic Club became the Amateur Athletic Association. “The organization that conducts the annual national championships in England still today,” explains Nathan Heddleston “teacher”.

“In America, meets were held as early as 1839, but the formation of the New York Athletic Club in 1868 is when track and field really gained popularity in the States,” continues Nathan Heddleston “teacher”. “Then the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States – the AAU – was formed in 1887. It started as an association of track and field clubs and it has governed the sport here in America ever since.”

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"Medical Heroes," Participants in Clinical Trials Honored

Nonprofit Organization Providing Education and Information About Clinical Research Hosts Virtual Educational Event and Recognizes Participants

Clinical research education and awareness is even more critical today – especially among diverse, underserved communities.”

— Dr. Karriem S. Watson, overview presenter at the online AWARE for All event

CHICAGO, IL, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Medical heroes. Not just frontline providers, but every day people are medical heroes. That's how participants of clinical research studies were honored in an innovative, virtual health event held last month.

Called AWARE for All and hosted by the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), over 200 people attended the online virtual event for an informative session about the roles each person plays in the clinical research process. CISCRP is the first-of-its-kind organization educating patients, medical providers and researchers, policy makers and others about clinical research.

This event featured a panel of speakers, including patients, researchers, and health professionals; virtual health assessments, including meditation and mindfulness exercises; and, a virtual health fair expo with exhibits from local Chicago-area health and wellness organizations. The panel discussion with patients and researchers focused on clinical research experiences and misconceptions, health advocacy and equity, and how the pandemic has impacted clinical trials. The goal of the event is to educate and empower people to make informed decisions about clinical research participation.

Paulette McDaniels, a Chicago local, said she participates in clinical trials because as an African American woman, and she thinks it is important to bring parity to health care. She has participated in studies that focus on osteoporosis, asthma and breast cancer research.

"I want to contribute to making health care better for all African Americans," she said.

Researchers recognize that differences in gender, age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and zip code affect the way people respond to diseases and treatments. For example, Alzheimer's disease happens twice as often in women than men. Type-2 diabetes and asthma are more common in African Americans. Hispanics, Asian and White women are more likely to develop osteoporosis. Children respond to drugs differently than adults. That's why scientists need all different types of people to volunteer for research.

Jim Butler started participating in clinical trials five years ago after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. He saw clinical trial participation as a way to "stay on top of my own diagnosis."

But it can also be challenging to participate. Butler and McDaniels both described potential frustrations and burdens that prospective trial participants should be aware of: long sessions or treatments, managing stress, and transportation to the clinical trial site location. But for them, the benefits outweigh the challenges.
People participate in clinical research for many different reasons: to advance science and understanding of a disease; to access new, investigational treatments and therapies; to obtain support for their medical care; and to receive compensation are some of the reasons. But for whatever reason one decides to participate, the AWARE for All presenters focused on the choice to participate and what it means to be involved in a study.

"Clinical research education and awareness is even more critical today – especially among diverse, underserved communities," says Dr. Karriem S. Watson, DHS, MS, MPH, Associate Executive Director, Mile Square Health Center UI Health, Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement UI Cancer Center at UIC and the overview presenter at the online AWARE for All event.

Watson said "education before participation" is critical for anyone that considers participating in clinical research, and then once the decision is made to participate, ongoing education and conscious participation is key.

Racquel Bruton and Cassandra Smith, of Biogen and Janssen Research & Development respectively, are both pharmaceutical company executives dedicated to increasing diversity in clinical trial participation. They said it is increasingly critically important for companies to understand how treatments affect specific populations and diversifying clinical research participation will bring about better health care outcomes for everyone.
CISCRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the general population and patient communities about clinical participation. They work with local advocates around the country to plan and host educational events about the clinical trial process. Anyone interested in learning more about participating in clinical trials can obtain information from CISCRP at 1-877-MED-HERO or www.ciscrp.org. CISCRP provides a free search service designed to help patients find clinical trials that might be right for them at www.searchclinicaltrials.org. CISCRP also recommends that individuals consult with a trusted health professional for more information and review key websites devoted to clinical trials:

" ClinicalTrials.gov is a site maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that includes trial and enrollment information.
" ClinicalTrials.gov/COVID-19 is also a site maintained by the NIH listing COVID-19 clinical trials
" Cancer.gov is a site managed by the National Cancer Institute
" SearchClinicalTrials.org and ResearchMatch.org to learn about clinical trials and connect with study teams.

CISCRP recently launched informational videos about the phases of clinical research participation and why it takes so long to develop new therapies. The first video of the series can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iid3BMqopMM.

The AWARE for All – Chicago event planning committee and local supporters included the AWARE Industry Consortium, Peer Plus, Rush Institute for Translational Medicine, Allergy and Asthma Network, Aurora Advocate Health, Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative, Force Medical, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, JDRF, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lupus Society of Illinois, NUCATS, SOAAR/Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research, Susan G. Komen, and UIC Cancer Center.

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