Did you know the third week of October is dedicated to National Health Education Week? This is a week to encourage health education in our community. National Health Education Week (NHEW) was created by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and has been co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SOPHE… Continue reading Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
Here at Leapcure, we spoke with Sequoia Coleman who works closely with the California Native Vote Project. We learned about what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to her, why it is important to recognize her heritage, and how we can be more supportive and inclusive of indigenous populations within clinical trials. So, what is Indigenous Peoples’… Continue reading Reclaiming Power on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Mental health has always been the field closest to my heart. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I dove deep into crisis counseling, therapy, and the field of psychology as a whole. I spent time thinking about frameworks of mental health in different cultures and how to best help people through therapy. But it wasn’t until… Continue reading A Mental Health Diagnosis and Journey: Reflections from Rithana Srikanth
Leapcure focuses on making patient voices a priority for researchers. We know that patients are experts in their condition and we value providing a platform for patients to share their experiences to help push research forward. During Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, we spoke with a patient diagnosed with IPF about her experience with this disease… Continue reading Patient Outlooks on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
I started my career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and went on to complete my Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), ultimately becoming a Registered Nurse. Having worked in many specialties from pediatrics, orthopedics, mental health, and beyond, I really loved making a difference for patients at the hospitals/clinics I worked in. This work has shaped… Continue reading From Nurse to Patient and Back Again
According to the National Institutes of Health, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a rare disease that affects about 100,000 patients in the United States. IPF causes the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs and makes breathing harder as the condition worsens. Here at Leapcure, we have had the privilege of speaking with over 1,500 IPF… Continue reading Behind the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis
Happy Hispanic Heritage month! Seems different to be kicking off a month-long celebration on the 15th day, right? But for the Hispanic and Latinx communities, there is great significance to honoring these cultures starting on September 15th. For a more in-depth history on Hispanic Heritage Month, check out http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov. For many, being connected to our… Continue reading Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Leapcure!
Being a global company, we have staff, clients, advocacy partners, patients, and physician partners in all corners of the globe. Our day to day is therefore such a rich cultural puzzle- and we love it! I’ve been working with Leapcure for 4 years, starting as Advocacy Partnerships Manager and now serving as VP of Advocacy… Continue reading Moving From Wales to San Francisco: Working for a Global Company Opens So Many Eyes and Doors!
At nineteen years old, I was in excruciating pain and it became so unbearable my life began to change. My legs were swollen and bruised, I had constant numbness and tingling in my feet and as soon as I started running up and down the court, I was overcome with pain that brought me to… Continue reading A Diagnosis that Changed My Life: Reflections from Meghan Case
Describe your background working in clinical research I started working in clinical research in 2005, and took a break from it from 2014 to 2021 to give time to myself and my family. I realized that I really enjoy the dynamics of working in clinical research, so I returned to it in 2021. Throughout my… Continue reading Reflections from Nisha Narang, Patient Success Contractor from Australia, on working in clinical research