FDA Headquarters

FDA Unveils Clinical Trial Diversity Tools

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage patient diversity in clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just released a wide array of resources designed to help promote female participation in trials. The new resources include a social media toolkit, clinical trial fact sheets in English and Spanish, consumer updates on […]

Effective Strategies for Avoiding Burnout

How to Reinvent Your Job to Avoid Burnout

Many clinical research coordinators (CRCs) and clinical research associates (CRAs) burn out because they are not able to keep their current jobs fresh and exciting. According to Hilary Anne Smallwood, MS, CCRA, an adjunct professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, it doesn’t have to be that way if CRCs and CRAs find new ways […]

Susan Romberg, Vice President for Global Clinical Development in North America, Chiltern

Are CRAs Ready for the Hiring Bubble to Burst?

Be it a stock market spike or a housing bubble, it’s human nature to ride a wave without peering over the horizon to see when the crash is coming. That’s true for too many in the clinical trial workforce, says Susan Romberg, vice president for global clinical development in North America at Chiltern. “I think […]

Ken Getz

Tufts Analysis: Patient Recruitment Shortcomings Laid at Feet of Poor Provider, Researcher Engagement

Sponsors, contract research organizations, and investigative site personnel aren’t adequately engaging nurses and physicians as partners in the quest to encourage patients to participate in clinical trials, says a new analysis from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD). Healthcare providers might be justified in feeling some vindication, says Ken Getz, associate […]