Chad Birt

Chad Birt
Chad Birt is a freelance writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. He has more than a decade of experience in journalism and medical communications.

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3 Common Clinical Trial Models and Tips for Choosing the Right One

Posted by Chad Birt on Sep 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The last year and a half have been a whirlwind, particularly for clinical researchers. While the trial landscape is ever-evolving, efforts to “slow the spread” of COVID-19 have accelerated the process. 

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Topics: clinical trial, clinical trial strategic planning, clinical trial consulting, clinical trial remote services, Clinical Research, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biostatistics, biometrics, FSP, clinical trials, online meetings, project management, Good Clinical Practice, patient enrollment, FDA inspections

4 cost-effective strategies for recruiting clinical trial participants

Posted by Chad Birt on Aug 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Designing and implementing a clinical trial is a time-consuming and costly process. In fact, a 2014 report by Aylin Sertkaya et al. submitted to the U.S. The Department of Health and Human Services found that on average:

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Topics: clinical trial strategic planning, clinical trial consulting, clinical trial remote services, Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, patient enrollment, patient recruitment

FDA Inspections - What They Are and How to Prepare

Posted by Chad Birt on Jul 20, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections are a routine aspect of operating an investigational site. Even so, the thought of an FDA auditor visiting your facility can be incredibly nerve-wracking, especially if you haven’t taken the necessary steps to prepare.

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, FDA inspections

Moving Up The Ladder in Clinical Research: 5 Keys to Becoming a Leader

Posted by Chad Birt on Jun 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Are you a clinical research assistant who dreams of becoming a clinical research manager or clinical operations director? When you’re just starting out, achieving a leadership position might seem like an impossible task, but if you plan ahead and map out a route, it’s absolutely possible. 

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, leadership, Business Etiquette

5 Tips for Establishing a Healthy Relationship with your CRO

Posted by Chad Birt on May 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A recent investigation published by JAMA found that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $1.3 billion. Considering only 12% of new pharmaceuticals receive FDA approval, developing these products requires large amounts of money and even more risk.

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, clinical outsourcing

Everything You Need to Know to Start a Career in Clinical Research

Posted by Chad Birt on Apr 21, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Are you a professional in the health care or life sciences industry who wants to try something new? Does the thought of contributing to the discovery of new drugs or medical devices inspire you? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider pursuing a career in clinical research. 

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Topics: Clinical Research, clinical research jobs, careers

6 Podcasts Geared Toward Clinical Researchers and Data Scientists

Posted by Chad Birt on Mar 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Podcasts have exploded in popularity over the course of the last decade. What was once a niche entertainment option is now mainstream, providing enjoyment to millions of Americans each month. 

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Topics: Clinical Research, podcast

5 Tips For Recruiting (And Retaining) Clinical Trial Participants

Posted by Chad Birt on Feb 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Clinical trials play a critical role in identifying and developing new treatments. They advance medical research, allow for improved patient outcomes, and enhance our knowledge of human biology. Unfortunately, they aren’t always easy to recruit for. In fact, approximately 85% of clinical trials fail to enlist enough participants to move forward.

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Topics: clinical trials, patient enrollment, patient recruitment, study start up

New Year’s Resolutions: Statistics, Fun Facts, and Tips for Making Them Stick

Posted by Chad Birt on Jan 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect, celebrate, and look forward to what the future holds. It also presents an opportunity to set goals that you hope to achieve in the months ahead.

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Topics: new years, resolutions, 2021

How to Ease Back Into Work After the Holiday Break

Posted by Chad Birt on Jan 4, 2021 7:30:00 AM

If the thought of transitioning from late-night movie marathons to early morning Zoom calls causes your stomach to lurch, you’re in good company. A recent survey conducted by MetLife found that more than 75% of employees experience work-related stress following the holiday break.

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Topics: 2021, work routine, vacation

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