Sites are tossing away a powerful competitive advantage and employee retention tool by neglecting their clinical research education programs, says Bridget Gonzales, CCRC, a consultant with Medix. Education programs too often are “overlooked” because they aren’t an overt revenue stream, she adds. According to Gonzales, the true benefits are perhaps a bit subtler, but no […]
In 1997, I began a new career as a clinical research coordinator (CRC) for the University of Florida and had only been a nurse for three years. I had no experience in the research arena—only my deep concern for spinal cord injury patients and the desire to change lives one day at time brought me […]
A recent, eye-opening article in the New York Times about the state of trust in the medical profession offers up some interesting statistics about consumer confidence in the healthcare system:
- In 1966, 73% of Americans reported “great confidence” in medical leaders.
- Today, just 34% have that same level of confidence.
- The U.S. ranks […]
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today released the clinical research industry’s first-ever competency guidelines for Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs). The groundbreaking guidelines provide a comprehensive roadmap by which individuals and organizations can support the hiring, assessment, and development of entry-level through senior CRCs. “Variance is the enemy of quality,” says Jim Kremidas, […]
Dr. Kelly Willenberg was in her car when she received the terrible call from the emergency room. “My husband had been biking to work and was hit by a car,” she said. The injuries were serious: a broken back, broken neck, broken pelvis, broken jaw, and a significant head injury. She rushed to the hospital. […]