Special Feature: Project Managers: From Seeking Economic Efficiency to Herding Cats

Clinical Researcher—February 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 2) Matthew Harrington [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4012] When Katherine Pryor, MPM, CPM, was interviewing for her first job in project management, the hiring manager asked a simple question: “How are you at herding cats?” She laughed, of course, coming from a clinical research background and familiar with how to juggle competing […]

Conducting Research in Rare Diseases

Clinical Researcher—February 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 2) PEER REVIEWED Romina Iusem [DOI: 10.14524/CR-17-0029] Rare diseases are defined by their low prevalence in a population. Diseases are considered rare if the prevalence is lower than one in 2,000. There are about 7,000 rare diseases, so even though each one may affect few patients, there are millions […]

Leveraging Institutional Tools and Resources to Track Clinical and Translational Research Services

Clinical Researcher—February 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 2) PEER REVIEWED Beatrice A. Boateng, PhD; Amy Jenkins, MS, CCRP, CCRC, CCRA; Anthony McGuire; Rhonda Jorden, MBA; Laura P. James, MD [DOI: 10.14524/CR-17-0027] Among the many challenges they face when conducting clinical and translational research, investigators must write detailed protocols, ensure compliance with a wide range of regulatory […]

Executive Director’s Message: Clinical Trial Stakeholder Education: It’s Going to Take All of Us

Clinical Researcher—February 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 2) Jim Kremidas [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4013] Your organization is committed to helping educate patients and others about the value of clinical trials. I’d like to share with you two exciting initiatives in which the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is playing a role. The first comes from the National […]