Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, MD, MEd, FACP, Director of Medical Initiatives and Scientific Engagement with the Office of Women’s Health at the FDA

FDA Launches New Efforts to Encourage Trial Participation Among Diverse Women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a series of webinars—bolstered by new resources that include white papers and a toolkit from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—designed to encourage women across ethnic, economic, and age spectrums to participate in clinical trials. “You have to plan for diversity,” says Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, MD, […]

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FDA Challenges Industry to Improve Patient-Centric Clinical Trials

Talking to patients in a cursory way simply to check off that box is not what true patient-centric clinical trials are all about, according to John Whyte, Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency wants to see evidence that the trial designers know exactly what they […]

ACRP Announces ‘Diverse Women in Clinical Trials’ Webinar Series in Conjunction with U.S. Food and Drug Administration

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2016 CONTACT: Jeremy Glunt + 1.703.258.3506 media@acrpnet.org Speakers Include FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, and Representatives from FDA’s Office of Women’s Health and Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Washington, DC – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces a new webinar series, in conjunction with the U.S. […]

Wide Gaps in Patient Informed Consent Comprehension Impact Recruitment, Tax CRCs

There’s work to be done, according to a massive review of 30 years of journal article data and 103 studies that found just 52.1 percent to 75.8 percent of study volunteers understood different components of informed consent. “That's not the result we've found in our own application, but that did surprise me,” says Nadine Nemunaitis, […]

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Careers—Passing it On: A Profile of Debbie A. Waldrop, RN, MSN, CCRC

Debbie A. Waldrop, RN, MSN, CCRC, is the director of research at Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler, Texas, a private practice orthopedic site that participates in device studies, clinical trials, and investigator-initiated research. She is also an adjunct professor with the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Tyler Junior College. Q: Can you tell us how […]