Establishing a Clinical Research Collaboration: An SLP Perspective Conducting research as a practicing clinician is difficult. Barriers include lack of time, education, and funding. Collaborating with other professionals is one way to facilitate research in the clinical setting. Practicing clinicians are exposed to real-world, clinically relevant, patient-centric problems on a daily basis. Refinement of these clinical questions makes ... Article
Article  |   March 2014
Establishing a Clinical Research Collaboration: An SLP Perspective
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  • Jennifer Craig
    Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt Voice Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Disclosure: Financial: Jennifer Craig works at the Vanderbilt Voice Center at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
    Disclosure: Financial: Jennifer Craig works at the Vanderbilt Voice Center at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.×
  • Nonfinancial: Jennifer Craig has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Jennifer Craig has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   March 2014
Establishing a Clinical Research Collaboration: An SLP Perspective
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2014, Vol. 24, 15-20. doi:10.1044/vvd24.1.15
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2014, Vol. 24, 15-20. doi:10.1044/vvd24.1.15

Conducting research as a practicing clinician is difficult. Barriers include lack of time, education, and funding. Collaborating with other professionals is one way to facilitate research in the clinical setting. Practicing clinicians are exposed to real-world, clinically relevant, patient-centric problems on a daily basis. Refinement of these clinical questions makes excellent research questions, whose answers can guide clinical practice. Selection of a collaborative research team requires consideration toward interpersonal communication styles and each professional's knowledge, skills, and scope of practice. Establishment of professional goals and an understanding of what each professional can dedicate to the research endeavor are key to maintaining the health of a research team. Promoting collaboration at the pre-professional level and seeking out collaborative opportunities will advance clinical research and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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