Terri Hinkley

Medtronic Joins ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee Defining Competence Standards for Clinical Trials Professionals

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces Medtronic as the latest member of the multi-stakeholder ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is charged with reviewing and approving core competence standards for clinical research professionals developed by the ACRP Workforce Development Task Force, whose contributors include broad representation from leading industry and […]

Presidential Seal

Califf to Step Down as Trump Mulls New FDA Commissioner

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, MACC, will end his short-lived tenure with the agency just as Donald Trump places his hand on the Bible and is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Califf’s record has been marked by a number of positive achievements […]

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK Joins ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee Defining Competence Standards for Clinical Trials Professionals

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces Cancer Research UK as the latest member of the multi-stakeholder ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is charged with reviewing and approving core competence standards for clinical research professionals developed by the ACRP Workforce Development Task Force, whose contributors include broad representation from leading […]

Christina Talley, MS, RAC, CCRP, CCRC, Program Director, Office of Strategic Research Initiatives, Houston Methodist

Realistic Workforce Metrics Key to Successful Trials

Clinical research coordinators and clinical research associates struggling under onerous workloads are likely the victims of ill-conceived trials lacking realistic workload measurements that accurately measure the knowledge and capabilities of those who actually conduct the trials, says Christina Talley, MS, RAC, CCRP, CCRC, a program director with the Office of Strategic Research Initiatives at Houston […]

Shauna Itri, MD, JD, Berger & Montague, PC

Whistleblowers Face Tangled Legal Landscape

While sometimes critical to preserving both the quality and integrity of clinical trials, whistleblowers can face roadblocks—professional and personal—if they file a complaint. Understanding and anticipating those minefields can protect a trial practitioner who is genuinely worried about fraud that may be undermining the safety and efficacy of a trial, says Shauna Itri, MD, JD, […]