The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is pleased to announced the continued support of Rutgers School of Health Professions Clinical Research Management Program Director Doreen W. Lechner, PhD as a Workforce Champion member of the Partners in Workforce Advancement.
Partners in Workforce Advancement is a multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative to grow and expand the diversity of the clinical research workforce, and to set and support standards for workforce competence.
“Organizations aligned with ACRP’s mission are working together to improve clinical trial quality and outcomes for patients by focusing where others have not – workforce planning, development, and assessment. Why? Because in clinical research, people are everything,” says Susan Landis, ACRP Executive Director. “We are thankful for the continued support of Rutgers School of Health Professions Biopharma Educational Initiative and look forward to working together to overcome these critical challenges.”
Partners in Workforce Advancement members—who now include more than 25 sponsors, CROs, investigator sites, academic institutions, regulatory agencies, and more—provide strategic direction and support for initiatives to:
- Grow and Diversify the Workforce
- Define, Align and Validate Competency Standards for Research Roles
- Support Sites During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
“Building the clinical research workforce through solid educational opportunities is critical to the future of clinical research,” states Doreen W. Lechner, program director and assistant professor, M.S. Clinical Research Management, Rutgers School of Health Professions. “Continuing as a Workforce Champion member of ACRP provides an opportunity to collaborate with other stakeholders towards a common vision.”
How to Get Involved
ACRP’s Partners in Workforce Advancement drive strategic direction of the clinical research workforce, receive solutions to workforce challenges, and gain premium industry recognition.
About Rutgers School of Health Professions Clinical Research Management Program
The online MS Clinical Research Management Program attracts individuals who are novices to the clinical research arena as well as those who are seasoned professionals. The curriculum aligns with the Joint Task Force Core Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals and prepares program graduates to meet the core competencies, allowing them to pursue entry-level career opportunities in the clinical research community or support their journey toward career advancement. Our school is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, one of the largest health care research institutions in the U.S., with its own Contract Research Organization and well-regarded research facilities. Learn more.