Jim Kremidas, Executive Director, ACRP

ACRP Calls for Increased Diversity Among Clinical Researchers

The importance of diversity of patients in clinical studies cannot be overlooked, nor can the importance of diversity at the C-suite level. But, it’s equally important to have a diverse clinical research team as well. Increasing the number of minority clinical workers is a key goal of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Not only will this help […]

Jim Kremidas, Executive Director, ACRP

Clinical Trials Need to Be More Representative of Our Population

We applaud the Sept. 2 op-ed by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) regarding the importance of promoting diversity in the clinical trial patient population [“Vaccine trials’ lack of diversity threatens their validity”]. It’s the right thing to do morally, and it will strengthen trial success rates by enhancing data and better mirroring the people our drugs […]

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

Preserving Clinical Research Sites During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Before the coronavirus pandemic, clinical research sites were already operating on low margins, and often faced tight financial constraints and understaffed workforces. According to a survey by Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) released in early April, 59% of sites in 2019 reported that they had three months or less of operating cash. […]