Essentials of Clinical Research

  • Stephen P. Glasser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 29-62
    3. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 63-71
    4. Stephen P. Glasser, Elizabeth Delzell, Maribel Salas
      Pages 73-91
    5. Stephen P. Glasser, Carol M. Ashton, Nelda P. Wray
      Pages 93-110
    6. Stephen P. Glasser, William Frishman
      Pages 111-140
    7. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 141-149
    8. Stephen P. Glasser, O. Dale Williams
      Pages 151-158
    9. Stephen P. Glasser, Sue Duval
      Pages 159-177
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Sadeep Shrestha, Donna K. Arnett
      Pages 181-199
    3. Maribel Salas, Bruno Stricker
      Pages 201-216
    4. Amanda H. Salanitro, Carlos A. Estrada, Jeroan J. Allison
      Pages 217-244
    5. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 245-257
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Stephen P. Glasser, Gary Cutter
      Pages 279-294
    3. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 295-302
    4. Stephen P. Glasser, George Howard
      Pages 303-316
    5. Donna K. Arnett, Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 317-325
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 329-333
    3. Stephen P. Glasser, Edward W. Hook III
      Pages 335-340
    4. Stephen P. Glasser
      Pages 341-349
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-360

About this book


This book is designed to provide the “student” interested in clinical research a foundation upon which to build more advanced study. The book focuses on clinical trials, in contrast to the many excellent textbooks that address epidemiological research. With the recent interest in patient oriented research, this book should provide a knowledge base that is not necessarily covered in other texts. Chapters discussing the FDA’s role in clinical research, Data Safety and Monitoring Boards, Postmarketing studies, the use of placebo controls, and a focus on clinical trials illustrates this point. In addition, new types of clinical research are evolving, and as such, this book discusses genetic, pharmacoepidemiologic, and implementation research. Finally, chapters on tips on how to write a grant, the mentoring process, and how to present ones research results are unique to this book.


Science anatomy clinical research clinical trial drug epidemiology methodology physiology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen P. Glasser
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8485-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8486-7
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