FOMAT Medical Research Joins ACRP ‘Partners in Workforce Advancement’ Initiative

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The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) welcomes FOMAT Medical Research to the ACRP ‘Partners in Workforce Advancement’ (PWA) initiative.

PWA is a groundbreaking new initiative to expand the clinical research workforce by bringing together a broad coalition of clinical research stakeholders focused on creating a sustainable workforce for the future.

“We are excited to partner with FOMAT Medical Research on this critical initiative,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “We believe that in clinical research, people are everything. Without an adequate pipeline of diverse, qualified, and competent professionals, our community will fail both to sustain the workforce and to improve the efficiency and quality of medical discovery.”

“As our industry currently stands, one of the largest pitfalls we face is a lack of qualified and competent professionals,” says Nicholas Focil, FOMAT Managing Director, “We are thrilled to collaborate with ACRP on solving this industry challenge. We are especially excited that this solution will focus on diversity in our workforce bridging this gap to a more represented medical discovery stakeholder.”

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.