University’s Intern Program Counters Turnover Problems with Homegrown Talent

Frustrated by chronic turnover and the uneven quality of available entry-level candidates, the folks at the University of Florida (UF) Health Cancer Center’s Clinical Research Office took matters into their own hands by launching what’s turned out to be a successful intern-to-hire program. “We wanted to find people who were excited about the prospect of […]

CDER Touts Strong Drug Approval Record in 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) started off the new calendar year by patting itself on the back a bit for a solid performance in 2019. Last year, CDER approved 48 novel drugs, and while that was down from 59 in 2018, it still compares favorably with […]

CRO Workforce Turnover Hits New High

The chronic workforce turnover among contract research organizations (CROs) in the U.S. hit a five-year high of nearly 30% in 2018, according to a new report from BDO. “One of the biggest challenges facing [CROs] is the management of escalating turnover levels,” says BDO’s 2019/2020 Insights Report: CRO Industry. The turnover level in the […]

New Clinical Trial Workforce Demands to Accelerate in Coming Years

A “stressed” workforce and infrastructure are groaning under the increasing complexity and overall pressure in the clinical trial ecosystem, says Ryan Jones, CEO of Florence Healthcare. Technology alone isn’t the answer, but it is an inevitable part of the solution, he adds. “It’s like air traffic controllers who 50 years ago had far fewer planes […]