The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has announced the Association’s Board of Trustees for 2018. ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research. www.acrpnet.org. Guy Iannuzzi (Public Member), CEO, Mentus David Morin, MD, FACP, CPI, FACRP, Director of Clinical Research, Holston Medical Group Sites, Founder and CEO, SiteOptex Software John Neal, CPA (inactive), BS, CRCP, Founder and Chairman, PCRS Network, LLC Erika Stevens, MA, Vice President
Dr. Steven Leichter of Columbus received the Piedmont Clinic Chairman’s Service Award for Clinical Excellence and Innovation for his role in fighting diabetes. He was the first doctor in the world to give a shot of insulin to a human. He was also the first doctor in America to use finger stick glucose testing on a widespread clinical basis. http://www.wtvm.com/story/36664357/columbus-doctor-receives-piedmont-clinic-chairmans-service-award
IACT Health’s Chief Information Officer, Dr. Christine Senn, pH.D., CCRC, CPI and Katrina Quidley, Regulatory Manager, have both been awarded the inaugural credential of ACRP Certified Professional (ACRP-CP). As two of the first candidates ever to receive this designation, not only did they meet the rigorous eligibility requirements, they also passed the standardized ACRP-CP Certification Exam. This designation “formally recognizes a professional who has met the professional standards set forth by the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals”.
IACT Health is proud to announce the success of a clinical trial in partnership with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Due to the success of IACT’s clinical trial, a new long-acting nebulizer inhaler, Lonhala Magnair, has been approved for long-term maintenance treatment in patients with COPD, including bronchitis and emphysema. This approval provides physicians and patients with the first nebulized LAMA as an additional therapeutic option for the management of COPD.
IACT Health has just become the latest network of clinical research sites to take advantage of Devana Solutions® IGNITE FOR SITES advanced central data analytics technology for clinical trial sites. The decision puts the 12-year old network of sites in good company as many of the industry leading sites and networks that have adopted Devana’s IGNITE can report not only their historical performance metrics but can also capture and deliver their site timing and performance metrics to Sponsors and CROs
The FDA agency is streamlining how it reviews and approves drugs, tests, and medical devices. “We are at an inflection point when it comes to the reductionist design process [of trials]” FDA’s Frank Weichold, MD, Ph.D. said. The agency is moving towards a more holistic approach and wants future trials to consider study design and timeline in regards to the objectives and more flexibility. Weichold envisions a world in which patients willingly and freely share comprehensive health data in a
Columbus Regional Research Institute and IACT Health are testing an investigational drug on Crohn’s disease to see if it can reduce the symptoms of flare-ups. If you are 18-75 yrs old and have not had previous luck with prescribed medications, and are currently having a flare-up, you may be eligible for the trial. IACT Health is a Columbus based regional clinical research site network uniquely staffed entirely by specialists. From locations throughout the Southeast, IACT Health conducts studies for the
A large percentage of cancer patient survivors are excluded from clinical trials if they develop cancer again according to researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center. “As the cancer survivor population continues to grow, understanding the nature and impact of a prior cancer is crucial to trial recruitment as well as to generalization of results,” said first author Dr. Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern. Concerns about trial outcomes that don’t take into account the efficacy
The Discovery Channel is in the middle of a three-part documentary called First in Human, which is shining a spotlight on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Building 10, home to countless clinical trials since it opened in the 1950s. If the first episode is any indication, tonight’s installment will be both suspenseful and educational, offering a highly detailed look into what patients experience when they volunteer to be human guinea pigs. The series comes at a time when clinical trial participants are