David Morin

A Conversation with 2018 ACRP Fellow Dr. David Morin

Dr. David Morin, director of research at The Holston Medical Group in Kingsport, Tenn., is a firm believer in advancing the quality of clinical trials. A long-time contributor to the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Dr. Morin received the Physician Leadership award from ACRP in 2012 and has more than 30 years of research […]

No ‘One Size Fits All’ for PI Compensation

One of the big things her experience as director of the Office of Research for Stamford Hospital has taught Suzanne Rose, MS, PhD, CCRC, is that the business of compensating principal investigators (PIs) for their involvement in clinical trials is not a “one size fits all” undertaking. “Every study is different, every site is different, […]

Jill Matzat, BSN, RN, CCRT, CCRA, President, Medical Research Management, Inc.

Let Skillset, Not Tenure Inform Hiring Decisions

Don’t get burned by relying on tenure when making new hires, Jill Matzat, RN, BSN, CCRA, and owner of Medical Research Management and CRA Solutions, Inc. told attendees of the ACRP 2018 Conference in Gaylord Harbor, Md. “I tell sponsors it's not about 1-2 years of experience, it’s about a skillset,” she said during her […]

Doug Schantz, MICP, BA, Executive Director, Clinical Operations, AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca Harnesses Core Competencies to Drive Quality, Create Career Paths

AstraZeneca (AZ) is actively leveraging new core competencies to better train, retain, and inspire clinical trial practitioners to new levels of quality in every aspect of its clinical trials, says Doug Schantz, MICP, BA, executive director, clinical operations. Rejecting the current model of tenure-driving career advancement, Schantz says core competencies are giving AZ’s growing trial […]

Stephanie Williams

Pay Attention to ‘Research Barriers’ When Recruiting from Underrepresented Groups

Among the long list of real and perceived barriers to participation in clinical trials by members of ethnic and minority groups, “not wanting to be a ‘guinea pig’” was cited more than twice as often by minority respondents vs. non-minority ones in a recent survey. Describing this and other findings from various research into “Overcoming […]