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Marketing and Community Relations Unit

MCRU provides recruitment and community engagement support for clinical research studies conducted at the NIMH IRP. It provides comprehensive and collaborative recruitment plans, including marketing and community engagement that reach out to diverse and targeted research study participants. 

The MCRU team has extensive expertise and professional experience in marketing, design, and community engagement in the health field. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment material review for IRB approvals
  • Comprehensive marketing plans
  • Advertising plans and consultation for ad buys
  • Design and materials development
  • Community engagement
  • Events planning/speaking engagements
  • Recruitment database development
  • Digital and social media recruitment
  • Content/messaging development
  • Visual image development
  • Booklet/manual design
  • Animated graphics videos
  • Podcasts

OCD Staff

Susanna Sung, LCSW-C

Kalene DeHaut, LCSW

Kathleen Samiy