Beth Harper, ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer

ACRP Appoints Beth Harper as Workforce Innovation Officer

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces Beth Harper as its new Workforce Innovation Officer. Harper will spearhead ACRP’s initiatives to lead innovation in clinical research workforce development, including development of a competence-based Entry-Level Assessment (ELA) for clinical research professionals and promoting industry-wide adoption and implementation of ACRP’s recently published Core Competency Framework […]

Charles Mattocks

Documentarian Chronicles Diabetes Pandemic

With an estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes, and 1.4 million new cases diagnosed annually, it’s the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. There are 171 medicines in development for type 1 and type 2 diabetes either in clinical trials or awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, according to a […]

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FDA’s Gottlieb Wants to Encourage Bioequivalence Clinical Trials

Competition, transparency, and a bit of a nudge from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help promote bioequivalence clinical trials, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told attendees of the Prescription Drug Delivery System conference on July 20 in Washington, D.C. Citing what he called “gaming” by some branded drug developers, Gottlieb nevertheless stressed […]

Madeline Geday, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Merck

Merck Shares Benefits of Improved Patient Insight

Thanks to workshops and other outreach, Merck has gleaned valuable information about how to better work with patients and improve clinical trial efficiency, says Madeline Geday, associate director of clinical research with the company. “Sponsors want to collaborate with patients to develop clinical research studies so that patients are more satisfied with study design, procedures, […]

Kunal Sampat, MNA, Senior Manager for Clinical Trial Programs, Abbott Vascular

Avoiding ‘Lousy’ Site Selection Decisions

When it comes to smart site selection, data should lead the way, says Kunal Sampat, MNA, senior manager for Clinical Trial Programs at Abbott Vascular. “Let data drive your site selection decisions,” he told attendees of the Clinical Trial Protocol Optimization and Design Congress on July 17 in Philadelphia. “Don’t support lousy site selection.” Among […]