Robert Kolb

Commitment to CRCs Earns University Team Place Among Workforce Innovation Award Finalists

A commitment to promoting a culture of clinical research coordinator (CRC) competence drives Robert Kolb and the team at University of Florida’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). It’s also landed them in the finalist category for ACRP’s inaugural Workforce Innovation Award. Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC, is Assistant Director in Clinical Research at the CTSI. […]

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NIH ‘All of Us’ Program Emphasizes Patient Engagement

The clinical research enterprise will benefit in significant ways if industry “co-creates” with patients, says Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That doesn’t mean dumping a deluge of data on patients after a trial, Dishman cautions. “We must provide a responsible return of […]

Report Highlights Role of Professional Development in Clinical Research Talent Retention

Lack of Clear Career Paths Chasing Employees Out the Door

A perceived lack of professional advancement and career development opportunities are the two biggest factors driving clinical trial professionals to seek employment elsewhere. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new survey by SCORR Marketing and Applied Clinical Trials. With just over 40% of respondents reporting they were currently looking for a new job, […]

Denise Snyder, MS, RD, LDN, Associate Dean for Clinical Research at Duke

Duke Attracts and Retains Top Candidates with Competency-Based Job Descriptions

Duke University Medical Center has organized some 180 formerly sprawling and sometimes vague job descriptions and honed them down to a dozen, based on professional competencies and clearly stated expectations. All told, Duke mapped more than 700 people. “I think we owe it to our patients to be very transparent about who’s doing what, how […]

Providing Restricted Access to an Electronic Medical Record for Research Monitoring

Clinical Researcher—March 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 3) PEER REVIEWED Leslie Bell, MA; Stephanie Gentilin, MA; Susan Sonne, PharmD, BCPP; Toni Mauney, BA; Patrick Flume, MD [DOI: 10.14524/CR-17-0034]     As hospital systems and healthcare institutions adopt electronic medical records (EMRs), this creates a new challenge in the normal conduct of clinical research. When protected health […]