Elizabeth B. Ripley, M.D., professor of internal medicine, was called upon for perspective on the question of whether increasing the payment to study participants could be an aid to clinical trial recruitment. She is quoted in an article titled “Therapeutic Success Stifles Medical Progress” that was published in the May 24 issue of the journal, Nature.
Ripley is principal investigator of an NIH Challenge Grant in Health and Science Research totaling nearly $1 million. The grant supports her investigation into the Richmond community’s opinions and interest in research in an effort to advance clinical, social behavioral and translational research in the area. Ripley is also vice-chair of the VCU Institutional Review Board.