Groundbreaking Initiative Aims to Expand Clinical Research Workforce

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces a groundbreaking new initiative to expand the clinical research workforce.

The ‘Partners in Workforce Advancement’ (PWA) initiative will bring together a new coalition of clinical research stakeholders focused on creating a sustainable workforce for the future.

“We believe that in clinical research, people are everything,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “Without an adequate pipeline of qualified, competent professionals, our community will fail both to sustain the workforce and to improve the efficiency and quality of medical discovery.”

The clinical research enterprise continues to struggle with high turnover, quality and performance variance, and a growing demand for more skilled, competent professionals. At the root of these issues is a lack of awareness of clinical research as a career option in the healthcare and life sciences communities.

“Organizations employing clinical research professionals of all types agree – the first step in creating a diverse and sustainable talent pool is to ensure that healthcare and life sciences students are aware of clinical research as a career option,” Kremidas adds.

As its flagship project, the PWA will develop and implement an industry-wide campaign to increase awareness of clinical research as a career option among healthcare professionals and students.

If you are interested in supporting the PWA, please contact Beth Harper at beth.harper@acrpnet.org.

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