ACRP Journal Article Focuses on Clinical Research in Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations

Just in time to help recognize Pride Month, ACRP’s Clinical Researcher journal is pleased to share the first details from the lead peer-reviewed article on “Improving Cardiovascular Research for Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations” from a trio of WCG IRB expert contributors to the June issue. The article bolsters the issue’s “Let’s Get Personal: Scaling Clinical Research Down to You and Me” theme as it joins several other contributed pieces focused on patient centricity and personalized or precision medicine topics. 

Did You Know?: Certificates and Certification Are Not the Same

As with many other professional associations, earning a one-time certificate of achievement in a focused topic from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) can be a valuable, as-needed pursuit to bring one up to speed in a new job function in one’s daily work. As well, it can be part of preparing oneself to eventually take a detailed certification test (to become a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC®) or Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA®), for example), and an option for accumulating the contact hours needed to maintain an existing certification with ACRP. 

How are You ‘GOing for it’ in Clinical Research?

On a display board in the lobby at the recent four-day ACRP 2024 gathering in Anaheim, Calif., inspirational sentiments were shared on notes left under the heading of “HOW ARE YOU GOING FOR IT?” by thoughtful professionals with their nearly 1,400 fellow attendees at the energetic and successful event. 

Career Conversations with Merck Take Deep Dives into Research Profession Roles

In anticipation of the May 29 “Merck Journeys: Career Conversations within Clinical Research” virtual career event being held by Merck in partnership with ACRP, we asked Julia Buoscio, an Associate Clinical Research Associate based in the New York City area with the company, to share some details on her early-career progression since completing an internship with Merck and transitioning to a  full-time position.