Every October, we celebrate the birthday of the late Dr. Jonas Salk by examining the past and learning more about the future of research at the University of Pittsburgh.
Did you know that more than 200,000 people in the Pittsburgh area have signed up for the Pitt+Me® registry to hear more about adult and pediatric research studies?
The Pitt+Me Research Recruitment Program is a service provided by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. With more than 120,000 participant referrals to research studies in the past ten years, the Pitt+Me Program has helped hundreds of study teams in our area meet their recruitment goals.
The novel software uses Pitt+Me registry participants’ diagnosis codes, demographics, and/or health preferences to match the participant with studies that may interest them. Regular e-mails and mailings alert participants when a study is available, and participants are pre-screened online or through our call center. Potentially eligible participants are referred to study teams through an online portal.
For each study that uses the Pitt+Me registry to recruit, a content team creates a custom page that explains the study in plain language and includes details like compensation, location, basic eligibility criteria, and study team biographies. In addition, each study is promoted on Pitt+Me Facebook and Twitter pages.
- Pitt+Me is a FREE service
- Pitt+Me resources are available to all University of Pittsburgh/UPMC study teams
- Pitt+Me can be used for studies working with Pitt HRPO (formerly the IRB) and external IRBs
- Pitt+Me includes all types of studies that recruit human subjects: healthy volunteer, surveys, registries, drug trials
- Pitt+Me registry includes pediatric and adult participants
- Pitt+Me offers online and phone prescreening
Contact us for more information or to get started with the Pitt+Me Research Recruitment Program: AskPPM@pitt.edu.