Out of Many, One

Clinical Researcher—February 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 2) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Jim Kremidas   We just wrapped up a very productive and inspiring ACRP Association Board of Trustees (ABoT) meeting here at the home offices in Alexandria, Va. We covered a lot of exciting ground, and we’ll be sharing the results with you here in the […]

Paul Evans

Show-and-Tell That’s Good for the Professional Soul

Clinical Researcher—February 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 2) CHAIR’S MESSAGE Paul Evans, PhD   Many years ago when my son was very young, he announced to the whole class in a show-and-tell presentation that his father was a drug dealer. He had been told I was a drug tester because that was easy for a 5-year-old […]

Basket Clinical Trial Designs: The Key to Testing Innovative Therapies is Innovation in Study Design and Conduct

Clinical Researcher—February 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 2) FORM & FUNCTION Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB   For many years, the randomized, parallel-group, double-blinded clinical trial was considered the optimal study design to assess the efficacy and safety of new investigational therapies. As the science behind therapeutic interventions has deepened and grown, the clinical trial designs […]

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Do More Paperwork

Clinical Researcher—January 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 1) PI CORNER Christine Senn, PhD, CSM, CCRC, CPI, ACRP-CP, FACRP   Explorations into another person’s job are always eye-opening experiences. I have fostered my self-perception of being a generalist in clinical research by spending a year or more embedded in most departments found in clinical research sites—particularly regulatory, […]