HOW TO DO CLINICAL RESEARCH

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Physician anesthesiologist at Stanford at Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group
Richard Novak, MD is a Stanford physician board-certified in anesthesiology and internal medicine.Dr. Novak is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, the Medical Director at Waverley Surgery Center in Palo Alto, California, and a member of the Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group in Palo Alto, California.
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Dr. John Brock-Utne’s Clinical Research, Case Studies of Successes and Failures is a unique and valuable addition to the medical literature, and a must-have handbook for medical school faculty members of all ages and seniority.

Dr. Brock-Utne is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, and an experienced and accomplished academician. His book is a treatise on how to create significant clinical research studies, and how to get those studies published.

Faculty members in academic medical centers have long been evaluated by a “Publish or Perish” mentality. Publishing significant papers in prominent medical journals is expected if a faculty member wants to solidify his or her job security, or to gain tenure at a university.

A Google search for “Clinical research guidebooks” reveals a paucity of competing books. Brock-Utne’s Clinical Research, Case Studies of Successes and Failures is to date the only manual written by a medical professor for this purpose. Just as many prominent business and law schools teach by the case study method, Brock-Utne follows the same technique. Each book chapter presents a question regarding clinical research, posed in Socratic manner, based on the author’s actual experience,. A discussion of the answer follows. This format makes for easy and thoughtful reading, and effective assimilation of the desired knowledge.

Dr. Brock-Utne speaks from experience. A PubMed search documents that he has 271 publications to date, spanning 46 years from 1971-2017.

The three appendixes at the conclusion of the book sum up the major content in concise form. Appendix A (Review of the Clinical Research Process From Beginning to End), Appendix B (The Future of Clinical Research), and Appendix C (Summary Pearls) deserve reading and rereading until the pages are dog-eared.

This book is an essential addition to the library of faculty members of any department or medical specialty. The future of medicine requires the grooming of well-informed, talented researchers. Hopeful researchers need a how-to guide of the outstanding caliber of John Brock-Utne’s Clinical Research, Case Studies of Successes and Failures.

 

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