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A bit about our research...

Phronetik™ conducts and supports research with laser-like focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical trials and in support of data fairness as we identify new opportunities to solve health problems.

Our process involves an innovative and practical approach to increase diverse and inclusive representation in clinical research.


Research Specializations

Below are definitions of the specific areas of research Phronetik™ conducts as an independent research institution (IRI), and in support of or partnership with other research organizations. Many of these areas of research overlap with one another. For more information, visit Phronetik's Office for Research.

Biomedical Research

Biomedical research is the broad area of science that looks for ways to prevent and treat diseases that cause illness and death in people and in animals. This general field of research includes many areas of both the life and physical sciences.

Utilizing biotechnology techniques, biomedical researchers study biological processes and diseases with the ultimate goal of developing effective treatments and cures.

Translational Research

Phronetik's translational research methodology is 'bench-to-beside' and 'bedside-to-community'. Translational Research takes scientific discoveries made in the laboratory, in the clinic or out in the field and transforms them into new treatments and approaches to medical care that improve the health of the population. 

Translational research includes two areas of translation. One is the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans.

The second area of translation concerns research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community. Cost-effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies is also an important part of translational science.

Clinical Research

Research with human subjects that is:

  1. Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual. It includes: (a) mechanisms of human disease, (b), therapeutic interventions, (c) clinical trials, or (d) development of new technologies.

  2. Epidemiological and behavioral studies.

  3. Outcomes research and health services research.

Social Behavioral Research

Social and behavioral research explores how and why people behave the way they do in certain situations and how this might impact human health.

Behavioral and social sciences research helps predict, prevent, and manage illness — in individuals and in whole populations. This research also helps people change their behaviors, understand treatments, and learn how to stick with them. Society’s role is significant, too: access to health care affects decision making and behavior.

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