Clinical Research Fastrack

Overcoming Adversity in the First SIV – A Guide to Thriving as a CRA

After my first SIV, I was very concerned that my career in clinical research was on the line. How could I have failed so miserably? The SIV was poorly completed, from preparation through execution, and was an abject embarrassment. The only positive aspect was that it provided an invaluable perspective on the importance of adequate … Read more

Clinical Research Associate(CRA): Day in the life

There is nothing more exciting to a new Clinical Research Associate (CRA) than the first independent on-site monitoring visit, for it is an enormous accomplishment demonstrative of organizational trust in the CRAs judgement, monitoring proficiency, and critical thinking. A fitting baseball metaphor describes it perfectly; it is like being called from the minor leagues to … Read more

Staffing Shortages Drive Delays in Clinical Research Trials.

Clinical Research trials play a crucial role in the development and approval of new medical treatments. However, staffing shortages are significantly impacting the timeline and success of these trials. With a limited pool of qualified professionals, such as Clinical Research coordinators and investigators, delays are occurring in recruitment, data collection, and overall study progression.  These … Read more

What’s New in Clinical Research: Emerging Trends and Technologies.

Clinical Research plays a crucial role in advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes. Through clinical trials, healthcare professionals help test new treatments, drugs, medical devices, and therapies in humans to gather data that will help them better understand diseases, develop more effective treatments, and improve patient care. This blog post aims to provide an … Read more

The Rise of Home Diagnostics: A Game-Changer in Healthcare & Clinical Research!

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and with the advent of new treatments, technologies, and new therapeutics, it’s becoming easier for individuals to take control of their health. One of the fastest-growing areas in healthcare today is home diagnostics. With the rise of telemedicine and the increasing affordability of home diagnostic devices, patients can now … Read more

There’s More to Clinical Research Than Lab Research.

It is common to think that clinical research occurs exclusively in labs where scientists perform experiments using test tubes and Petri dishes. Clinical Research is a field where we are testing new treatments, drugs, devices and therapies in humans. And while lab work can be one component, Clinical Research goes far beyond laboratory work. From … Read more

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical Research is an exciting field that assesses the safety and effectiveness of new treatments, interventions, and technologies in humans. Across the United States and across the globe we are driving medical knowledge forward by bringing new therapies to market in the clinical research industry. The development of innovative and improved treatments depends on this … Read more

Female Innovators: Lauren Ballina Chang

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead Medical innovation is finding new treatments that are nothing short of miraculous. While new scientific discoveries are heralded as amazing efforts by heroic individuals, it’s the soldiers behind the … Read more

What do you need to get hired in Clinical Research?

As a rapidly growing and diverse sector of healthcare, the Clinical Research industry is where leading minds are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in science and medicine. Roles in Clinical Research continue to open across the country, and the number of available careers in this industry is rising at a rapid rate. Anyone looking … Read more