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Lowcountry AHEC Partners to Support Research Programs

Pictured: Ormarie Vazquez Silva with the course
instructor, Wilma Rice, 
 MSN, RN, CEN

Since 2006, Lowcountry AHEC has collaborated with the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute at MUSC to provide essential trainings to researchers: “Basic EKG” and “Phlebotomy Skills for the Healthcare Professional.” 
Research studies have many criteria, which are different for each study. Participant recruitment is important to the studies and involves evaluating an individual’s health as well as other criteria, such as the existence of co-morbidities. These evaluations enable participants to be matched with studies based on their health and profiles. 
It is to the researcher’s advantage, as well as beneficial to MUSC, to have the required skills in phlebotomy and EKG so that all testing can be done internally. Ormarie Vazquez Silva, who is a program assistant at SCTR, attended the most recent “Basic EKG” course on August 30. “The accessibility of bringing these programs to the MUSC campus is an advantage for researchers and employees alike,” emphasizes Ms. Vazquez Silva.
Lowcountry AHEC looks forward to continued partnership supporting research initiatives and healthcare innovation in the lowcountry and beyond.
To find out more about Lowcountry AHEC's programming, visit their website.

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