About this Program
As the development of new pharmaceuticals, devices and biotechnology products continues to expand, the number and complexity of the clinical trials necessary to gain regulatory approval continues to increase. EMU's clinical research administration program includes both didactic information and hands-on experiences in order to provide qualified new personnel to the clinical research enterprise. It also provides opportunities for professionals participating in the drug/device development process to increase their knowledge base as well as their research/creative skills.
Clinical research professionals are the individuals who design, conduct and supervise the final human testing of the drug and device development processes. They work in academic medical centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as in government agencies (e.g., FDA) that regulate the testing and new product approval process. Clinical research administrators play a vital role in this process.
The EMU CRA Program:
- provides an academic experience which includes both didactic information and hands-on preceptorships in order to provide qualified new personnel to the drug and device industries.
- provides an opportunity for professionals currently participating in the drug/device development process to increase their knowledge base as well as their research/creative skills.
Whether your abilities lie in the basic sciences, patient care, data analysis or medical and regulatory writing, you should consider a career in clinical research administration.
Why Study at Eastern?
EMU developed one of the first university-based programs that gave academic credit for training in the field of clinical research. We have recently been named the number one program in the country.
- In 2017, Eastern Michigan University's clinical research administration graduate program was ranked number one in the nation.
- In 2018, a different rating organization also ranked the EMU CRA program as one of the best in the country.
- In 2019, our Clinical Research Administration Program was once again ranked as one of the top programs by yet another rating organization.
- In 2020, yet another rating organization saw us as #1. While some of their facts are off a bit, we are still honored to be the top program.
Michael Switzer, Assistant professor & Program Director
Clinical Research Administration
311 Marshall Building
734.487.4096 | [email protected]
- Call: 734.487.4096
- Office: 313 Everett L. Marshall Building