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The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
A Unique Approach to Clinical Research
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All emergency departments near colleges will serve as a link in a national network for clinical research, a vehicle for primary health care screening and prevention, and a locus to foster the development of future health professionals. NARAP looks to change how we facilitate primary health for large segments of the U.S. population, how we conduct clinical research efficiently, rapidly and at low cost, and how we develop and select future doctors and health professionals.
Centered in emergency depts across the US, NARAP is a non-profit clinical research org. facilitating large scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality of healthcare delivery nationally, especially in the areas of screening and prevention. Our work engages vast numbers of pre-health professional students as data collectors in the studies, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the research setting while teaching the fundamentals of interacting with patients.
NARAP has primarily focused on Primary and Preventative Care and is now open to any study that can utilize our unique research model . REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: We invite the medical community to submit proposals asking us to facilitate nationwide clinical research on their behalf.
Our sponsored services are specialized research projects similar to our current healthcare research. Our services are emergency department based, and designed to help you with marketing, strategic planning, proof of concept reports and more. Tell us about your organization and your project.
Message From NARAP's Founder
Through continued efforts of expansion and sustainable design, we hope to significantly impact the majority of people in the U.S. by helping address their primary health care needs, adding value to their emergency department visit and conducting much needed research. While at the same time, affecting change for applicants to health professional schools so they will have large number of significant patient interactions over long periods of time as part of their qualification for acceptance.
The values of NARAP are those of emergency medicine: Providing service to all who seek care, evidence-based practice, seeking to improve upon what we know and how we implement that knowledge and bringing all this to the future members of the health profession at the earliest stages of their careers.
NARAP's National Alliance
Emergency Departments across the country are joining our program! Click here to find one near you and to find out how to get your local hospital to participate !
Our standardized programs run out of our research sites, which are centered in emergency departments across the country. Through our many sites, we engage large numbers of volunteer pre-health professional students, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the clinical research setting. We offer opportunities never before available to colleges and pre-health professionals. Through our program, college students gain experience with hands-on patient interaction and clinical research.
Consider These Big Numbers
~More than half the U.S. population visits an Emergency Department as a patient or visitor each year.The average Emergency Department visit lasts four hours. ~By conservative estimates, there are over half a million "pre-med" college and post-baccalaureate students any given year. ~ If there were similar clinical research requirements for medical school applicants as there are for most other health professional students Click the link to learn more !
Change Agent in Research
NARAP is the natural progression of a successful 20-year-old program transitioning into a sustainable non-profit. We are structured to bring emergency departments and hospitals near colleges together in a national network for clinical research, as vehicles to facilitate primary healthcare screening and prevention, and as loci to foster the development of future health professionals. We also offer consulting services to help replicate our success at other institutions.
NARAP's Tobacco Cessation Study
NARAP's Tobacco Cessation Study has been published in Addictive Behaviors (Vol 40, Jan 2015) The Research Associates program has successfully transitioned from 20 years of individual research sites to a nationwide research alliance with the fourth largest emergency medicine research study completed in the United States as its first study!
NARAP's Support & Opportunities
Donate ! Volunteer! Spread the Word! There are so many ways to support us! We are a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Click here to go to our Support Us page !
News and Media
Check out our latest news and media coverage . Click here to go to our news and media page !