Bridget Gonzales, CCRC, Consultant, Medix

Sites Without Education Programs Risk Being Left Behind

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 […]

Michelle Forthofer, RN, BSN

Breaking Barriers in Research Education

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 […]

Beth Harper, ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer

ACRP Provides Clinical Research Enterprise with Industry’s First Competency Guidelines for Clinical Research Coordinators

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, Kelly Willenberg & Associates

Nurse Transforms Lessons Learned from Personal Tragedy Into Public Good

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. […]