Demystifying Devices: All is Not Lost: Minimizing Lost-to-Follow-Up Subjects in Long-Term Medical Device Studies

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) DEMYSTIFYING DEVICES Eric Distad; Laura Eaton [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4007] As medical device technology is becoming more and more sophisticated, the need for long-term follow-up in postmarket or late-phase studies is becoming the norm. Regulatory agencies are seeking data on longer-term safety effects—sometimes for the life of the product or […]

Careers—Passing it On: A Q&A with Jennifer Visich, PhD

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) CAREERS—PASSING IT ON Gary W. Cramer [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4004] In this installment of our careers-focused Q&A series, we are pleased to hear from Jennifer Visich, PhD, an Executive Director with Certara Strategic Consulting, a subsidiary of Certara, L.P. Visich lives in Boulder, Colo. Q: What’s the average “day in […]

Nicki Norris, MBA, CEO of Symphony Clinical Research

Recruitment & Retention: A Patient-Centric Approach Proven to Accelerate Recruitment

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) RECRUITMENT & RETENTION Nicki M. Norris, MBA [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4001] In the U.S., pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies sponsor the majority (75%) of clinical trials. In total, these companies spent approximately $40 billion on clinical research in 2014.1 Clinical trials are the first point of interaction between a clinical research […]

Special Feature: Patient Engagement Goes Mobile

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) SPECIAL FEATURE Ann Neuer, MBA [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4003] Mobile technology is gaining a dynamic foothold in the clinical trial process, not only for sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs), but also for patients. With an estimated 77% of American adults owning a smartphone1 and more than half owning […]

Kathryn Kimmel, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-CP, FACRP, a senior clinical research associate with PRA Health Sciences and 2018 ACRP Board Chair

Chair’s Message: Costs, Consequences, and Competency-Based Certification

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) CHAIR’S MESSAGE Kathryn Kimmel, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-CP, FACRP [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4002] As I noted in a recent ACRP Blog posting, with each clinical trial query carrying an estimated $250 price tag, hiring competency-based certified professionals can save sites a lot of money in several ways—including whittling down query frequency. […]