Lunch and learn: Aurora BayCare Medical Center clinical trials

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Clinical trials are a necessary step to translate research into care, but fewer than 5 percent of adults enroll as participants.


Aurora Research Institute hopes to break down the myths associated with clinical trials with a lunch-and-learn event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 14, in the Performance Enhancement Room at Aurora BayCare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, 1160 Kepler Drive, Green Bay.


“About 20 percent of clinical trials fail to recruit enough participants,” said Annette Paul, an institute research manager. “We hope to provide information and raise awareness about clinical trials with this event.”


The event is open to the public. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary lunch and learn about clinical trials research at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. A panel of Aurora BayCare physicians will share experiences with clinical trials and the risks and benefits to patients.


Panelists are:

  • Dhimant Patel, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist who has received national recognition for his participation in clinical trials. He serves as site principal investigator of more than 30 cancer clinical trials for Aurora Health Care.
  • James Napier, MD, a board-certified neurologist who serves as the Aurora BayCare principal investigator of five clinical trials focused on changing care for multiple sclerosis.

Laura Strong, PhD, founder and CEO of Propagate Health, will provide “Clinical Trials 101.”


Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the panel discussion and presentation at noon.


The event is sponsored by Aurora Research Institute and Clinical Trials Education Network of Wisconsin.


Register at; enter the keywords “clinical trials.”




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About Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, out Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.


About Aurora Research Institute

Aurora Research Institute is a not-for-profit, limited liability company of Aurora Health Care. Aurora has emerged as a national destination for patient-centered bench, translational and clinical research, and Aurora Research Institute unifies the innovative research efforts throughout the health system. Aurora researchers focus on rapidly translating new discoveries from the scientist’s bench to the patient’s bedside and into the community we serve to improve options and outcomes that change not only the lives of individuals, but transform the health of populations.

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BayCare Clinic,, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.