The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently released the final three of its six-part educational video series on clinical research. The full series, which is available free on PHA Classroom, covers a range of topics related to clinical research and developing new pulmonary hypertension (PH) therapies. The new video series is designed to complement PHA’s new Clinical Trial Finder that helps individuals find clinical trials of interest to them.

The first three videos of the series include a background discussion by Daniel C. Grinnan, M.D., who answers the question: “What is the FDA and why do medications need their approval?” In the second video, Dr. Grinnan provides an overview of the entire drug development process, all the way from laboratory research to the pharmacy counter and beyond. Then, Andrea Mytinger, D.O., explains more about what clinical research is and how clinical trials fit into the drug development process.

The newly posted videos include a discussion by Christopher S. King, M.D., about how people with PH can get involved in clinical research, followed by Rachel Damico, M.D., Ph.D., debunking some common myths and concerns about clinical research involvement. The final video features Melanie K. Nies, M.D., and is focused solely on pediatric clinical research: why it’s important and how it’s different from clinical research in adults.

View these and more videos now at the newly redesigned PHA Classroom.