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The job market for individuals with credentials in the area of clinical research is very strong, both within the clinical environment and in the corporate environment. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 open positions in this field in the US. As globalization of pharmaceutical development continues, the need for individuals with the skills to coordinate and monitor clinical trials has become critical in the areas of world such as India, China, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Graduates of the Clinical Research Administration Program are working in many different capacities within academia and industry. A Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is a health professional who oversees the administration and progress of a clinical trial on behalf of a sponsor. The sponsor, whose intent is the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals, biologics or devices, may employ these individuals either directly, or indirectly via Contract Research Organizations (CRO's) or independent consultants/contractors. A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is a health professional who under the supervision of a physician interacts with patients and supervises the conduct of clinical trials at a clinical site.
Eastern Michigan University's Clinical Research Administration program offers a post-baccalaureate certificate and a Masters Degree. The certificate program with its hands-on preceptorship experience is designed to credential individuals to enter into the field of clinical research. The Masters degree program incorporates the content of the certificate and adds program and cognate electives as well as a thesis or project.
EMU’s Clinical Research Administration programs are a joint effort between the following organizations and EMU:
• Borgess Hospital (Kalamazoo, MI)
• ClinSite, LLC (link to be added soon)
• Detroit Clinical Research Center (link to be added soon)
• Henry Ford Hospital
• Karmanos Cancer Center
• KMED Clinical Research
• Oakwood Hospital
• Providence Hospital
• Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, MI)
• St.Joseph's Mercy Hospital
• Toledo Community Oncology Program
• Trialynx, Inc (link to be added soon)
• University of Michigan Hospital
• University of Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research