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Trial Recruitment Innovation Office

(TRIO)

The ITM’s Trial Recruitment Innovation Office (TRIO) harnesses the power of quality and design science to help you optimize your study design and recruitment – all for free.

With less than 10 percent of Americans participating in clinical trials, almost everyone has experienced recruitment challenges. That’s why we’re here to help.

Your team will benefit from quality and design experts with real-world experience at companies like Motorola Mobility and creative insights from members across all ITM institutions.

To help you capitalize on those new recruitment strategies, we also offer a million-dollar, mobile-friendly portal to match the public with your studies.

Interested in scheduling your own virtual studio? Connect with Sherry Robison, ITM TRIO Manager, at srobison@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Please note that all ITM programs, include TRIO Studios, are going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Study’s Recruitment Numbers

8

Chicagoland Institutions and Brainpower

12+

Studios per Year

13+

Virtual Studios

1200

Cups of Coffee Consumed

1000

Post-it Notes

42

Dry Erase Markers

200

Studio Participants

The Experience: A Design Playground

One room. Two hours. Countless drawings on whiteboard walls. High-impact results.

You’ll present your work and its hurdles so that we can help improve your research. Then we kick-off a dynamic session to personalize solutions that will help you reach your research goals.

You’ll benefit from ideas sparked by two unique approaches: design science and quality science. Design science delivers creative, outside-the-box solutions, and quality science uses a logical breakdown of processes for improvement.

While those ideas pour in, Illinois Institute of Technology design students sketch everything out on the whiteboard walls that frame our studio.

We’ll analyze and rank the options together, you’ll choose the solutions that best serve your needs, and walk out of the room with concrete steps to optimize your project.

Bonus: We record the session and take notes so that you can be in the zone participating without worrying about writing everything down.

We’ll send you a full report within two weeks of the studio and follow up with you on how your project is progressing.

Words Often Said After Studios

Hear From Your Past Presenters

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Martha Clare Morris, ScD Professor and Director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging Rush University Medical Center
"I was totally surprised at the energy, and the engagement, and the ideas that came out of this studio. Investigators would really do themselves a big favor by participating in TRIO."
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Patrick Corrigan, PsyD Distinguished Professor of Psychology Illinois Institute of Technology
"It definitely gave us new direction for going forward. TRIO is a wonderful service, make sure you take advantage of it."
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Steve White, MD Professor of Medicine University of Chicago
"It was eclectic, it was innovative, and it was useful and enjoyable."
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David Sedillo Clinical Research Coordinator III Rush University Medical Center
"It has definitely shown up in our recruitment and we are definitely grateful. Some of the great things that came from it was taking a step back, looking at the process as a whole, and figuring out what we can do."
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Thomas Best, PhD Manager of Research and Analytics, Center for Health and the Social Sciences University of Chicago
"[The TRIO studio] breaks individuals out of a mentality of isolation and self-reliance to accelerate connections with others that can empathize and relate, and also suggest solutions, all the while building collaboration and collegiality that will help all involved in the future."
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Jessica Shore, PhD, RN Senior Director, Sponsored Clinical Research Loyola University Chicago
"It has helped me bring information back to our site here at Loyola to implement new creative solutions."
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Lindsay Basto, RN, MSN Clinical Research Manager, Transplant Institute University of Chicago
"It was great to hear not only how different institutions worked but different researchers…they can bring in a whole different world of experience."
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Tony Solomonides, PhD Program Director, Outcomes Research and Biomedical
"Absolutely I would recommend the process to anybody with a question they want to explore with a very thoughtful group."
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Igor Koralnik, MD Professor of Neurology Northwestern Medicine
"It’s a worthwhile experience, t’s always good to get the opinion of people outside of your field, who are not physicians but who are designers and who have the connection through the TRIO network to help you out with those questions. "

National Shout-Outs

"I was incredibly impressed by the design studio. I can really see taking that back and applying it to things that we do."
Clare K. Schmitt, PhD
Deputy Director, Division of Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
What an incredible process the TRIO session was! It’s about time that we see in medicine the intense group collaboration processes that characterize the start-up and business world. I liked the ‘design studio’ feel for the session, the open architecture, and especially the visual mapping processes. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’m hoping to imitate this process in some work I’m doing at my own institution.
William Trochim, PhD
CTSA Evaluation Lead Professor, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

Meet Your Facilitators

Experts from ITM institutions across Chicagoland are part of the panel that helps optimize your project. Look forward to experiencing the brainpower of these regular leadership participants.

Meet Some of Your Problem-Solvers

Meet Your Regular Panelists

Benefit From Those Who’ve Gone Before You

We have a library of ITM TRIO Studio reports you can explore. Click here to become an ITM TRIO Insider with access.

Secure Your Virtual

ITM TRIO Studio Today

Interested in scheduling your own virtual studio? Connect with Sherry Robison, ITM TRIO Manager, at srobison@bsd.uchicago.edu.

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Use Our Free Services? Cite The Grant To Ensure It Lives On

ITM TRIO Studios are funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Citing the grant in your publications is critical to ensuring this resource will be supported in the future so that people like you can continue to access it for free. Language for easy copy-pasting below. Click here to learn more.

Benefit From Those Who’ve Gone Before You

We have a library of ITM TRIO Studio reports you can explore. Click here to become an ITM TRIO Insider with access.

Secure Your ITM TRIO Studio Today

Interested in scheduling your own studio? Connect with Sherry Robison, ITM TRIO Manager, at srobison@bsd.uchicago.edu.

AI0A4426

Use Our Free Services? Cite The Grant To Ensure It Lives On

ITM TRIO Studios are funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Citing the grant in your publications is critical to ensuring this resource will be supported in the future so that people like you can continue to access it for free. Language for easy copy-pasting below. Click here to learn more.

This project was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through Grant Number 5UL1TR002389-02 that funds the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.