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Working in clinical trial conduct requires an understanding of quality assurance, regulatory affairs, standing operating procedures (SOP)s and other related areas of clinical research coordination.  Over time, clinical research coordinators (CRC)s gain proficiency in CRC-related skills and knowledge and become eligible to take the written the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Certified Clinical Research Coordinator Exam. To sit for the exam, individuals must have logged over 3,000 hours in clinical research coordination.  If an applicant passes the exam, he/she has demonstrated knowledge of six core areas of knowledge (eg, Clinical Trial Operations (GCPs), Study and Site Management, Data Management and Informatics) related to clinical research conduct and earns Clinical Research Coordinator certification (CCRC®).

The Department congratulates Markeela Lipscomb, CCRC, for passing CCRC exam in October 2020.  Lipscomb joins Clinical Research team members Terry Hartman, MPH, MS, CCRC, and Desma Jones, CCRC, in obtaining her certification.

Ari Isaacson, MD, Director of Clinical Research, stated, “We are excited to have a team of individuals leading our clinical research operations that are all certified.  This demonstrates our commitment to the conduct of clinical research in the Department of Radiology.”

* (L to R): Markeela Lipscomb, CCRC / Desma Jones, CCRC / Terry Hartman, MPH, MS, CCRC