NC East / RTP Area

The NOVEMBER 2017, meeting of the Clinical Research Professionals of North Carolina (a chapter of SOCRA also referred to as NC East or the RTP chapter) will be held on Monday, 06 November 2017, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

RTP Location: Durham Technical Community College, GlaxoSmithKline Technology Center on Cooper St.

Charlotte Remote Location: Levine Cancer Institute - Carolinas Health Care System (See room information below.)

Greensboro Remote Location: Cone Health Cancer Center


OUR TOPIC: I Want to be a Clinical Researcher When I Grow Up! 

SPEAKER: Bill Gluck, Ph.D - Program Director for the Clinical Trials Research and Medical Product Safety/Pharmacovigilance programs at Durham Technical Community College, President of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research, and Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 


In 2003, the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR) was founded with the support of the Drug Information Association (DIA). The CoAPCR brought to the forefront the dilemma of 'education versus experience' for the entry-level clinical research professional.

A primary initiative of the CoAPCR has been the development of an accreditation pathway that includes standards of accreditation based upon the competency domains defined by the Joint Task Force (an industry and academia initiative) for the academic degree offerings in the field of Clinical Research nationwide. During the development of accreditation standards, the CoAPCR considered the complex and dynamic environment of Clinical Research. Subsequently, in March 2017, the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), a programmatic postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation announced the acceptance of the standards of accreditation for degrees in Clinical Research. The accreditation of Clinical Research academic programs by CAAHEP is currently available.

This presentation will provide an update on the activities of the CoAPCR and will outline the curriculum requirements and how an academic competency-based approach is being successful in meeting the area's workforce needs through a local case study. This approach allows each academic institution to attract more interested students and it is anticipated that more qualified graduates of competency-based programs will be available to meet industry needs for new professionals. Most importantly the institutions' which achieve academic accreditation will have graduates that are well equipped to find employment in the industry. The presentation will also include a discussion on how further cooperation between academic institutions and industry can increase the talent pool of qualified Clinical Research professionals. 


Dr. Bill Gluck serves as the Program Director for the Clinical Trials Research and Medical Product Safety/Pharmacovigilance programs at Durham Technical Community College in Durham North Carolina. He is also the President of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research and a Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Bill began his career in academia at the community college and university levels in 1980. Prior to returning to academia in 2014, Dr. Gluck spent more than 30 years in various management roles working for sponsor companies and various CRO organizations. Dr. Gluck has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton and Master and Ph.D. degrees from North Dakota State University.


If you have any questions, please contact Laurin Mancour at or 919-452-7821


There is NO CE offered for this presentation 



November 15, 2017 - Chapter will participate in CISCRP "AWARE for ALL" event

December 4, 2017 - speaker needed

January 1, 2018 - No meeting (Happy Holidays)

February 5, 2018

March 5, 2018 -speaker needed




Durham Technical Community College
GlaxoSmithKline Technology Center
1700 Cooper Street (Building #9)Durham, NC 27703 

Contact:  Laurin Mancour at 919-452-7821 



Levine Cancer Institute  - Carolinas Health Care System
(2nd Floor, Room 2223 - LCI Clinical Trials conference room)
1021 Morehead Medical Drive
Charlotte, NC 28204

* Enter LCI through the 3rd floor breezeway from the Morehead Medical Plaza parking deck.  When walking into More head Medical Plaza 1, take a left into Morehead Medical Plaza II-Levine Cancer Institute. Walk into LCI, pass Caribou, and take a right.  Elevators will be on the right.  Take elevators down to the 2nd floor.  When you exit the elevators, go to LCI Clinical Trials Administration.  Ring bell and Allison will come open the door. Please call us if you get lost.

*Please park in Morehead Medical Plaza Parking Deck (on corner of Kenilworth/Morehead).  Parking tickets will be validated during the meeting.         

Contact: Allison Risha 704-674-3801 



Lead Clinical Research Nurse
Cone Health Cancer Center
2nd Floor Conference Room 2-024
501 N. Elam Avenue Greensboro, NC 27403

Direct Dial: 336.832.0827 | Fax: 336.832.0841 




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