It’s Time for a Change…Again

Clinical Researcher—September 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 8) DATA-TECH CONNECT Paula Smailes, DNP, RN, MSN, CCRP, CCRC   We all see it. Technology moves fast, at what seems like lightning speed. I bought my daughter a Chromebook last July for school and the salesperson said it would likely be good for a year, two years maximum. […]

#WhyWeDoResearch: An Opportunity for Professional Input

Clinical Researcher—September 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 8) SCIENCE & SOCIETY Al O. Pacino   In an effort to maximize their voices, clinical research practitioners are taking to social media to create spaces where they can collaborate on ways to positively impact clinical research. Many of us understand the importance healthcare and clinical research has for […]

Ponderings and Perspectives on Recruiting College Students as Research Subjects

Clinical Researcher—September 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 8) RECRUITMENT & RETENTION Gary W. Cramer   During Phase I studies, a drug is tested for the first time in small numbers (20 to 100) of healthy volunteers—often college students. – Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative’s “Learn More About Clinical Trials” webpage The stereotypical scenario of the cash-strapped […]

The Heat Goes On

Clinical Researcher—September 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 8) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Jim Kremidas   Despite some 90+ degree temperatures of late here in ACRP’s Alexandria, Va. stomping grounds, the truth is summer’s just about over. Now that we’ve enjoyed the Labor Day break, which marks the traditional end of summer, it’s time to roll up our […]

Millennial Expectations Poised to Upend Clinical Trial Recruitment

Members of the largest demographic group in American history have been online since early childhood, probably don’t have a primary care physician, and pretty much expect their healthcare to be delivered how and when they want. Whether it’s via telehealth, using mobile apps, or other technologies, today’s so-called Millennials or Generation Y children—born roughly between […]