ITM & Its Collaborators Launch Social Movement to Team Up the Public & Researchers in Fight Against COVID-19 & Other Diseases
“It doesn’t matter if you have the best scientists or the most promising study,” said Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, Rush University Medical College’s Vice Dean for Research and Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). “Clinical trails can’t happen and discoveries can’t be made without the public’s participation – and that starts with awareness and access.”
The New Normal (TNN)™ movement’s goal is to increase public awareness of health research and give everyone equal access to jargon-free information about studies that need volunteers. The platform, called TNN Match, makes those opportunities available on a mobile-friendly platform in an approachable tone.
The New Normal™ movement is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and made possible through the collaboration of nine top hospitals and universities: University of Chicago, Rush University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, NorthShore University Health System, Illinois Institute of Technology, Advocate Health Care, and the University of Michigan.
More than $1.5 million and 10 years of user-centered design have gone into it, and TNN Match is now available to the public and all ITM study teams for free thanks to the leadership of the ITM.
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About The New Normal™ Movement
This project is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through Grant Number UL1TR002389 that supports the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM); Grant Number UL1TR001422 that supports NUCATS; Grant Number UL1TR002003 that supports the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS); and Grant Number UL1TR002240 that supports the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.