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August 29, 2014 -- A unique educational video game developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) is now being downloaded by kids across the country. Called “The Paper Kingdom,” the game is aimed at kids ages 8 -14 and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about medical clinical trials. The game was officially launched this week on the website of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. It is available as a free download from the Children and Clinical Studies website and is rated "E" for everyone.
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November 2, 2016 – Two educational websites developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) were recently honored with Silver Awards in a national competition. One website helps educate children and their families about the value of participating in medical research. The other website teaches clinicians about ways to better help veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Silver Awards were given in the annual W3 competition, which recognizes creative excellence in web sites, videos, and marketing programs. The competition is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Conde Nast, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Microsoft, Wired, and many others.
“Recognition by leaders in the interactive and visual arts community is a testament to NERI’s ability to create high-quality, science-based programming for our clients,” says Lisa Marceau, Executive Director and VP of Digital Strategies at NERI. “Our outstanding teams combine visual and technological creativity with research-based knowledge to craft powerful messages that can change the shape of research and dissemination.”
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March 31, 2017 --NERI’s Digital Strategies team, in collaboration with Mary Margaret Productions, is pleased to announce that their documentary film ‘If Not for Me’ received the 2017 Bronze Telly Award in the category: TV Series or Segment, Documentary.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
If Not for Me is an hour-long documentary which tackles the tough questions many parents ask about pediatric research by talking with families who have been there. The film shares stories of families who have a child with a chronic or acute illness and were asked to join a research study.
“This project was funded by NHLBI to address the unique issues surrounding pediatric clinical research participation,” said Victoria Pemberton, Project Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). “Parents agree that clinical research for children is important to find new and better treatments, but misperceptions, fears and lack of information often lead parents to forgo enrollment of their children. If Not for Me works to address those misconceptions by highlighting families that have gone through pediatric clinical trials.”
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