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5 of the Latest Trends Transforming the Clinical Research Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 16, 2019

Clinical research is constantly evolving. There are always new findings, practices and technologies transforming the way clinical research is conducted and managed. Staying on top of the latest trends and changes is key if you’re a clinical research professional or someone interested in entering the field.

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

Our Foundations of Clinical Research Program Highlights

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 07, 2019


Clinical research offers rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference in healthcare. Year after year, this field experiences tremendous growth with jobs constantly opening up across the public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this field will grow by more than 13 percent by 2026, which is nearly double the industry average of seven percent.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

Clinical Research Graduate Demonstrates the Value of the Relationship between PCC Institute for Health Professionals and Providence

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 11, 2019

Sometimes finding a fulfilling career doesn't follow a uniform A-to-B trajectory. Such was the case for Cynthia Trinidad, one of our first Clinical Research internship recipients, who initially graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, but wasn’t sure where to go once she entered the workforce. Her passion for people led her to a career in the healthcare industry where she started as a CNA. She originally hoped to grow her skillset into nursing, until she realized she had a passion for research.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals, PCC Stories

Meet Your Instructor: Armando Martinez

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 22, 2019

Armando Martinez (BS, CCRA, CCRP) is an instructor in the Foundations of Clinical Research program. He teaches courses on study team roles/responsibilities, study operations, drug supply management/accountability, subject interaction, and study procedures/data collection.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

Interested in a career in Clinical Research? 3 Key Things You Need to Know.

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 18, 2018

Clinical Research assistants and coordinators provide vital roles in the healthcare industry. They help advance medical knowledge and patient care by monitoring clinical trials, ensuring compliance with trial protocol, reviewing case report forms and working closely with more experienced professionals during clinical research projects. In some cases, the success of clinical trials rely heavily on the skills and competence of the clinical research assistant. Our program offers a gateway into the profession so that you may be well positioned to become a Clinical Research Associate.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

Meet Your Instructor: Kimberly Phillips

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 12, 2018

Meet Your Instructor: Kimberly Phillips, BA, MOT, CCRP
Kimberly Phillips is an instructor in the Foundations of Clinical Research program.  She teaches courses on protocol overview, sample protocols, project management, data analysis/publication, and safety monitoring. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

How to Kickstart Your Career in Clinical Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 27, 2017

Clinical research explores new ways to deliver medical care, from new medicines and treatments to improved diagnostic tests. Clinical researchers play a vital role in advancing medical care and improving the health and lives of people across the globe.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

5 Things You Need to Know Before Enrolling in Clinical Research Training Online

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 28, 2017

Clinical research doesn’t just take place in a lab; it takes place in hospitals, ambulances, and clinics across the country. Clinical researchers explore the safety and efficacy of new treatments, devices, and diagnostic tools, helping to improve patient care. Each study adds new knowledge to the healthcare field, and studies constantly change as this knowledge is added and new treatments are created.

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

Why Nurses Transition into Clinical Trials & Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 15, 2017

As a nurse, you can provide care in a variety of settings, from primary care in a physician’s office to intensive care at a hospital. Now more than ever, many nurses are working in a different setting: clinical research.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

Meet Your Instructor: Rachel Sautter, BS, MPH, CCRP

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 02, 2017

Rachel Sautter, BS, MPH, CCRP is an instructor in Foundations of Clinical Research. She teaches understanding protocols, defining and collecting data, monitoring, auditing & close-out, subject interactions, and study procedures.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

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