There is a series (First in Human) beginning on the Discovery channel at 9pm Thursday, August 10th, that deals with clinical studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is the main topic in my Sept. 20 lecture (Drug Development).
Michael Joseph, M.D.
From the Discovery Channel website:
FIRST IN HUMAN is a three-part, six-hour medical documentary series taking viewers inside the crucial beginning phase of scientific research. The powerful series follows four diverse patients as they participate in a “First in Human” trial – the initial time when a new therapy is tested in humans, revealing the quiet heroism of both doctors and patients. If successful, the next chapter of medicine is written. The series, directed by Emmy® winner John Hoffman and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy® winner Dyllan McGee, begins airing August 10 at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Discovery.