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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Free Health Screenings and Clinical Research Event in Boston

On December 1, the public is invited to the Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, for a free event on the local clinical research environment. AWARE for All, produced by the Boston-based Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), will take place from 5 to 8 p.m.

“This event provides valuable information and education about the clinical research process, new medical treatments under development, and how to determine whether to participate in a clinical trial,” says Rachel Minnick, senior manager for marketing and promotion at CISCRP. “It also serves as a forum for open dialogue between patients, members of the public, and health and research professionals, and offers access to a number of free health screenings.”

AWARE for All has been held in the Boston area since 2003 and typically attracts between 300 and 500 attendees. This year’s event will focus on oncology clinical trials and begin with an overview in both English and Cantonese. Health screenings include body mass index, cholesterol, anemia and diabetic foot tests. Vaccines for flu, pneumonia and hepatitis A and B will also be available, along with food, prizes and giveaways.

Cost: Free. Location: Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Boston. To register, visit or call 877-633-4376.