Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

Groundbreaking Initiative Aims to Expand Clinical Research Workforce

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 […]

Melissa Nezos, Global Head, Clinical Monitoring Services, Premier Research

ACRP Workforce Committee Tackles Chronic Clinical Trial Challenges

A colleague called Melissa Nezos to tell her about an exciting job opening at a contract research organization (CRO). Unfortunately, there was a small problem. “I didn’t know what a CRO was,” she recalls today. While Nezos has emerged as a talented addition to the clinical trial industry as global head for clinical monitoring services […]

Sugato De, Former Senior Policy Advisor, FDA's Office of the Center Director

FDA Shows Increased Willingness to Offer Early Clinical Trial Design Input

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasingly willing to engage early in the medical device clinical trial design process, says Sugato De, former senior policy advisor at the FDA’s Office of the Center Director. It’s an often-overlooked resource that can save time and money at the back end of a trial by addressing […]

Ahmad Namvargolian, CEO and Founder, Care Access Research LLC

Tap into Mentor Networks to Define Your Own Career Path

Like many others in the clinical trial industry, Ahmad Namvargolian, CEO and founder of Care Access Research LLC, “randomly stumbled” into the research world. “I had a background in engineering and biology and quality management, and I ended up” entering the field, he says. Today, he’s a skilled professional at an organization that helps doctors […]