Stephen A. Sonstein, PhD, Chair of the CAAHEP’s Committee on Accreditation of Academic Programs in Clinical Research

Joint Task Force Vies for ACRP Innovation in Workforce Development Award

Competency, not tenure, should be the litmus test for clinical trial professionals, a growing number of experts agree. The challenge is developing and promulgating such standards. That’s where the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency (JTF) comes in. With the JTF being one of three finalists for the ACRP Innovation in Workforce Development Award, […]

Pam Weppler, MA, PMP, CSSBB, Rho

When Big Change is Coming, the Little Things Matter

Who knew that tiny sticky notes could have such a large impact on a change management program? Pam Weppler, MA, PMP, CSSBB, a process and change program leader, and Ryan Bailey, MA, a senior clinical researcher, learned the power of the Post-it several years ago while leading a massive clinical trial program consolidation at Rho, […]

John Stewart, MD, Chief and Associate Professor of Surgery, Durham Veterans Administration Hospital of Duke University

Savvy Community Outreach Key to Growing Patient Populations

If you want to effectively promote clinical trials at the local level, “don’t wait to reach out to your community [until] you need something,” says John Stewart, MD, chief and associate professor of surgery with the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital of Duke University. Instead, connect with your community proactively over broad health issues such as […]

Jennifer Byrne, Former CEO of PMG Research & Co-Founder of Greater Gift

Lack of Standardization Hinders Clinical Trial Workforce Opportunities

Standardization and high-quality training are keys to recruiting and retaining more principal investigators (PIs) for running clinical trials, according to panelists at the Clinical Trial Collaborations conference in Cambridge, Mass., on April 11. Luckily, the tools are available today. “This is a very encouraging time,” said Jennifer Byrne, founder of the Greater Gift Initiative, during […]

Alison Bateman-House, PhD, MPH, MA, NYU Langone

Strong Ethical Programs Can Improve Patient Recruitment, Retention

One of the biggest hurdles holding back clinical trials as a care option is the physician’s and/or patient’s misperception that participating in a trial is directly beneficial to the patient, said Alison Bateman-House, PhD, MPH, MA, an assistant professor with the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Health. “We’ve got to address that,” Bateman-House told […]