I Interview A Clinical Trial Project Specialist on Research Careers, Project Management and More

I got a chance to interview a clinical trial project specialist on his career, how he got started, what it's like to work for a large CRO, and what career opportunities exist for someone in a similar situation.  Hope you enjoy!

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Negotiate better clinical research contracts!

Here is a quick under 5 minute video that clinical research site directors can begin implementing immediately at their own research facilities when it comes to negotiate better contracts and budgets.  

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5 Clinical Research Site Metrics That Matter

This one is for the clinical research sites that are curious about how they are being tracked and graded by sponsors and cro's in the era of risk based monitoring.  

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Patient Recruitment and PI Experience

The irony has not been lost on myself or other clinical researchers on the fact that Principal Investigator experience and having a large private practice are often inversely related.  Chris and I think that this is one of the simplest hacks we as an industry can work on to improve 90% of the clinical research recruitment problem.  Let us know your thoughts!

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What Clinical Research Will Look Like in 2020

In this episode I got the opportunity to interview Dr Mack on the future of clinical research and where he sees the industry in the not too distant future.  

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Marketing and branding for clinical research sites and patient recruitment

Are you a clinical research site looking to do a better job of marketing, branding and selling when it comes to patient recruitment?  In this episode I share some strategies that you can begin to implement immediately and get results.  If interested in learning more about leveraging digital and social media marketing for your company, reach out to me on my digital agency website.  

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How Tammy Got A Clinical Trial Associate Entry Level Position

After graduation from The CRA Academy, Tammy spent some time interning at some of my clinics.  A few months later she was able to find an entry level position.  Here is her inspirational story.  

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Clinical Research Business Development Strategies and Motivational Fuel

I got to record a podcast with Jesse Rodriguez, one of our study coordinators.  In this we discussed using clinicaltrials.gov as an opportunity generation tool and discussed how much effort it actually takes to consistently be able to pull this off.  

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Clinical Research Associate Life Hacks and How A CRA Can Start A Site

In this interview with Daniel Regut, we discussed clinical research associate job hacks to make one's workflow more efficient.  We also discussed something that rarely gets any attention, CRA's opening up their own clinics and either transitioning into an entrepreneurial career, or simply having a "side hustle" to create additional streams of revenue for themselves.  If interested in opening up your own clinic check out my Site Owner Academy and also check out the resource page I set up for you.  

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A Senior Clinical Research Associate Reveals Everything She Knows About The Profession

I had the opportunity to interview one of my CRA Academy instructors in this video.  We discuss her career, good sites vs bad sites, and what a clinical research associate's workload really is like.  

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Use ClinicalTrials.gov for Finding More Clinical Research Opportunities in 2018!

It's a New Year and it's time to start getting your opportunity pipeline filled!  In this video I explain how clinical researchers SHOULD use clinicaltrials.gov to gather more clinical trial opportunities for themselves.  Good luck!

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why clinical research sites should read their follow up letters

Whenever a clinical research associate monitors a site, they will send a follow up letter within 2 weeks after the visit.  These letters are important because they contain action items that the site should respond to and resolve prior to the next monitoring visit.  Remember, everything is being tracked in 2018 by CRO's and Sponsors.  Unresolved action items is a BIG one!

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Amazon, Apple, Google Getting Into Pharma! An interview with an expert

I brought on regular interview guest, Darshan Kulkarni, to discuss the current state of events in the clinical research industry, paying specific attention to Amazon, Apple and Google all flirting with the idea of being clinical trial disruptors.  Will be interesting to see how this develops in 2018!

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How A Physician Assistant Bought His Own Clinical Research Site And Grew A Profitable Company

I got to site down with an entrepreneurial physician's assistant who started his own clinical research company.  Angel is not only extremely knowledgeable, but he is extremely generous of his time.  Feel free to obtain some nuggets of wisdom from this interview and reach out with any questions!

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Negotiating Clinical Research Contracts and Budgets

There is possibly nothing as overwhelming as negotiating a clinical trial budget and contract for the first time.  Of course, there are very few resources for learning more about this.  These are the exact kind of reasons why I started this blog in the first place.  In one of our recent webinars, Chris Sauber and myself demystified some clinical trial contract and budget concepts.  Hope you find some value here.  If interested in learning more about our consulting services, please take a look at our consulting company here.  

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How CRO's and Sponsors Are Tracking Clinical Research Sites in 2018 and Beyond

The era of big data in clinical research is upon us.  In this video i discuss ways that Sponsors are CRO's are tracking clinical trial sites and what the most important metrics are in my personal opinion.  Bottom line: everything is being tracked and matters!

Some Important Acronyms In Clinical Research

You've asked for it, and here it is!  Some of the more common acronyms frequented in this industry.  This is in no way a complete list as that would be virtually impossible.  Let me know if I missed any important ones!

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How To Get and Use Your Clinical Research Advertising Budgets

If you run advertising and marketing or contracts and budgets for your clinical research site, you most likely are familiar with advertising budgets that sponsors will give to sites to expedite and assist with patient recruitment.  In this interview I conducted with one of my patient recruitment experts, we discussed creative ways that clinical research sites can gain access to these funds and provide some excellent marketing and branding opportunities for themselves.   

How Aspiring Clinical Researchers Can Stay Motivated An Interview With A Senior CRA

With the New Year fast approaching, it may be time to get an extra dose of motivation.  In this video interview with a Senior CRA, we discuss some tactics that clinical research professionals can begin to implement immediately to expand their career opportunities and develop new skills.  

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What The Future Holds For Clinical Research Sites and CRA's: An Interview With Joe From Medidata

I finally got a chance to interview a clinical research technology savant, Joe Dustin, from Medidata.  I have been following Joe for years and I am glad we got to sit down and document our discussion on the future of clinical research and where we are headed as an industry in the very near future. 

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