ACRP Celebrates New Class of Fellows Representing the Clinical Research Profession

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) welcomes and celebrates its new class of 2021 Fellows. Recognized with the FACRP designation as vital leaders in the clinical trial industry, each has demonstrated his or her commitment to “paying it forward” by mentoring others, sharing experiences and best practices, and otherwise building a career that raises the bar for clinical trial performance every day.

“We are proud to showcase these outstanding individuals,” said Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “It’s not easy to become an ACRP Fellow, nor should it be. It is a recognition of dedication and service well above and beyond the traditional call of duty, and we’re lucky to have them in our profession.”

Here’s a look at the members of the ACRP Fellows class of 2021:

Beth Bieze, CCRA, ACRP-PM, FACRP, the Associate Director of Clinical Project Management for ProTrials Research, feels it is important to keep others informed about clinical research. She has been involved with ACRP since 2008. During that time, some of her valuable contributions include serving as an item writer, content reviewer, and committee member. Currently, she is Vice Chair of the Content Committee. At ProTrials, she distributes frequent DID YOU KNOW e-mails to keep staff updated on current guidelines, trends, and industry news. Currently residing in San Diego, she is originally from Chicago, but will soon be moving to Kentucky to be closer to her daughter.

Anne Blanchard, CCRA, ACRP-PM, FACRP, is an Independent Clinical Research Executive Consultant in Latin America and former CEO and Quality Assurance leader for a regional clinical operations–focused contract research organization (CRO) for more than 10 years, leading numerous projects ongoing in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, and Colombia. She began her career in clinical research in 1997, when she worked for a multi-national CRO in Argentina. Since then, she has been involved in clinical monitoring and management for both the biopharmaceutical and medical device industry and academic-based research. She has authored articles in ACRP publications and the GCP Journal, presented at several international conferences, and hosted webinars and in-person trainings related to the implementation of clinical research studies, regulations, and oversight for compliance in Latin America. In 2015, she won the Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Research as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Award from ACRP.

Claudia Christy, CCRC, ACRP-CP, FACRP, has more than 40 years of clinical experience. For the last 25 years, she has worked in a wide variety of clinical trial roles. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villa Maria College and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is certified by ACRP as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and as an ACRP Certified Professional (ACRP-CP). She has presented at conferences multiple times at both the national and local level on such topics as human subject protections, pediatric clinical research, the history of research ethics, the Nuremberg Code, the informed consent process, Good Clinical Practice, and developing a coordinator network at an academic medical center.

Nadine Odo, ELS, CCRC, FACRP, has been involved in research at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University for the past 20 years, most notably in multicenter trials of stroke prevention in sickle cell anemia. Her current areas of research are anesthesia and postgraduate medical education. A CCRC since 2000, she has served ACRP as an item writer for the CCRC exam and as a member of the Professional Ethics Committee. She is also certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and is currently pursuing an MPH at Augusta University. Not only is research what she does as her career, it is something she does as a study volunteer; she is enrolled in the National Institutes of Health’s ambitious All of Us Research Program, which expects to follow at least a million people of diverse backgrounds for 10 or more years.

Suzanne Rose, MS, PhD, CCRC, FACRP, is the Director of the Office of Research for Stamford Hospital holds an MS and PhD in Biomedical Science from Albany Medical College. Her role as director entails overseeing all clinical trials and managing the research team. Under her guidance, the Office of Research encompasses the Clinical Trials Office, Center for Simulation and Learning, and Office of Academic Research. She has been an active member in good standing of ACRP since 2009, first became certified as a CCRC in 2011, and was recently elected as Treasurer for the New England Chapter of ACRP. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Sacred Heart University Master of Physician Assistant Program and Purdue Global University Undergraduate Health Science Studies.

Jack Snyder, MD, JD, PhD, CPI, ACRP-MDP, FACRP, is a physician-attorney-scientist-executive with more than 25 years of clinical, research, and administrative experience in academic, governmental, and industrial sectors of biomedicine. He currently leads and manages the Washington, D.C. office of a leading global CRO, where he evaluates and develops new business partnerships, authors and reviews non-clinical, clinical, and regulatory documents, monitors and designs clinical trials, develops regulatory strategies, and trains clinical research professionals. He maintains licenses to practice law and medicine in several states and has directed, inspected, and managed multimillion-dollar budgets for clinical, research, and industrial facilities, laboratories, and projects; served as a Chief Medical Officer, Medical Review Officer, and Medical Examiner; taught law, medicine, regulatory science, and forensic science at Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins Universities; testified in federal and state courts and in legislative and administrative proceedings; served on advisory committees, task forces, and non-profit boards; authored and edited textbooks and more than 125 manuscripts in medical, legal, and scientific publications; and presented hundreds of papers at national and international meetings. He is also Past Chair of the Examination Committee for the American Board of Toxicology; Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine; Past Secretary of the American Board of Legal Medicine; and a Fellow of ACRP, the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the Academy of Toxicological Scientists, the Association of Clinical Scientists, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, and the American College of Legal Medicine.

Jerry Stein, PhD, ACRP-CP, ACRP-MDP, FACRP, is a scientist with more than 40 years of experience conducting research in the clinic and laboratory. He is currently an independent clinical research consultant and medical writer working on clinical operations, drug and medical device regulatory documents, and general medical writing. During his long career at Alcon Laboratories, he led the U.S. clinical monitoring organization as well as development teams responsible many of today’s most popular lens care and dry eye products. He received a doctoral degree from Syracuse University in Behavioral Neuroscience. He has published more than 30 articles and presented papers at national and international meetings of ACRP, the American Academy of Optometry, the British Contact Lens Association, and other organizations. He is a member of ACRP’s Content Advisory Board and a subject matter expert reviewer for ACRP’s Clinical Researcher journal.

Pamela Wolfe, MBA, MS, CCRP, ACRP-CP, ACRP-MDP, FACRP, is a versatile healthcare and clinical research professional with more than 25 years of expertise. She is currently a Principal Product Development Strategist for global medical device clinical studies for NAMSA. Her responsibilities include development and hands-on management of clinical trials from concept to completion. She collaborates with sponsors to develop well-designed protocols which translate into effectively run clinical studies, both pre- and post-market. Prior to joining NAMSA, she was the Director of Clinical Research and Operations at Magellan Medical Technology Consultants and Director of Clinical, Quality, Regulatory, and Biomedical Engineering with Frestedt Inc. She has worked on a diverse variety of projects in a wide range of therapeutic areas with client companies around the world, and has provided expertise in clinical investigations, regulatory support, and quality systems for biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, and food products. She earned her MBA from the University of Minnesota in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and her Master of Science in Chemistry from Clemson University. She currently serves as the immediate Past-President of the Minnesota Chapter of ACRP. In 2012, she was named the international award recipient for Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Research by a Project Manager by ACRP.

For information about applying for the 2022 Class of Fellows, click here: https://acrpnet.org/membership/fellows/