Kelly Willenberg

Big Budget Challenges Loom for Sites in 2021

Next year promises “a rough road .for some sites” when it comes to budgeting and designing financial workflows to sustain operations, says Dr. Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHC, CHRC, manager of Kelly Willenberg & Associates. Willenberg is keeping a special eye on smaller sites and those that have entered the industry more recently to […]

Investigational COVID-19 Therapeutics to be Evaluated by NIH in Large Clinical Trials

Two Phase III clinical trials have begun evaluating investigational monoclonal antibodies for their safety and efficacy in treating people hospitalized with moderate COVID-19. The trials are part of the ACTIV-3 master protocol, which has an adaptive design allowing investigators to add new sub-studies of additional investigational agents. ACTIV-3 is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy […]

Coalition Works to Promote Adoption of Decentralized Clinical Trials

Though the plan was in the works before COVID-19 hit, Amir Kalali, MD, says the pandemic has only made the need for his new Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance (DTRA) all the more apparent. “We felt there was a need for this before the pandemic,” said Kalali, a life science executive, founder of several collaborative […]

North Carolina Initiative Enhances Local Clinical Trial Workforce Development

As part of a broader effort to fuel his state’s growth as a clinical trial hub, Randall Johnson and team at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center worked closely with academic and business leaders to craft a program designed to advance the professionalization of the workforce and raise awareness of clinical research as an exciting and […]

Leaders Activate the ‘Hero’ Within to Enhance Performance

Looking for ways to galvanize your team and bring out the best in your colleagues? “Make everyone a hero,” says Asha Collins, head of clinical operations at Genentech. “Give people purpose,” Collins says, fresh from leading her team successfully through the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally able to catch her breath a bit after a historically hectic […]