Carla G. Perna, BS, CCRP, recently reflected on her career and lessons learned as she advanced from research assistant to program director, and on the importance of staying on your toes. Q: What advice do you have for clinical research professionals on how to advance their careers? A: Get your degree; get certified! Pick a […]
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are the foundation for any effective clinical research program, experts agree. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agrees, too. It’s one of the most common areas the agency scrutinizes during an inspection. Officially, SOPs are defined by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) in its Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH […]
In the wake of the full sequencing of the human genome, great promise has been stirred around the prospect of “personalized” or “precision” medicine. This term denotes a collection of techniques that combine various “omics” data—genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and the like—in order to produce situation-based treatment recommendations that are maximally effective and minimally harmful, because […]
Grant Gorr reflects on a decade of experience as a top talent recruiter and president of the ACRP Kansas City Chapter.
Q: How did you first become interested in clinical research, and can you describe the career path you’ve followed?
A: I first became interested in clinical research in 2005. I work in business […]
As everyone who works in clinical research knows, ethical issues arise in innumerable aspects of our work. The ethical constructs and codes that direct and support clinical research, and form the basis for most of the regulations, were laid out in the Nuremberg Code, Declaration of Helsinki, and the Belmont Report. The mandates that direct […]