Career Tip: Invest in Your Continued Education

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 […]

Are Your SOPs Ready for Prime Time?

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 […]

The Ethics of Targeted Oncological Trials

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 […]

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Careers—Passing it On: A Profile of Grant Gorr

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 development […]