Building Upon the Unique Perspective of Patient Advocacy Groups

As leaders in the clinical research enterprise seek to expand the public’s understanding of clinical trials and their potential benefits for healthcare at the personal, community, and national levels, communications tactics cannot remain stuck at the one-on-one rate of physician referrals or patient recruiters reaching out to individual potential volunteers for real progress to be seen.

Opening Doors to ‘Early Talent’ at Merck Sets Students on the Clinical Research Path

To grow and diversify the clinical research workforce, Merck recently offered a group of students an Early Talent Training Program designed by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. The program aims to introduce students in high school and community college settings to the clinical research profession, offering a core research curriculum necessary to establish the knowledge base needed to enter the profession at an entry level.