ACRP Announces Annual Award Winners

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Find out who was honored at this year's Global Conference & Exhibition in Denver.

Denver, Colorado-The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is pleased to announce that its annual awards program, held during the ACRP 2009 Global Conference & Exhibition in Denver April 24–28 (http://www.acrp2009.org/), included the following awards, presented by David Vulcano, LCSW, MBA, CIP, RAC, chair of the ACRP Association Board of Trustees, and Deborah Lasher, RN, MPH, CCRC, immediate past chair:

The Committee Impact Award for being influential in implementing change at the Association global office for the improvement of committee services provided to ACRP members went to Greg Koski, PhD, MD, CPI (Hon.). Dr. Koski, the immediate past president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators, an affiliate organization of ACRP, received the award as a testimonial to his participation in, and dedication to, the Government Affairs Committee and its value to ACRP.

Among his many activities on behalf of the committee, he has written government affairs columns for The Monitor, ACRP’s peer-reviewed journal; interfaced with legislators to communicate the stance of the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals, which oversees certification functions related to non-physician members of ACRP, on a variety of healthcare issues during a “Washington Fly-In”; helped launch a grassroots campaign to honor patient participants in clinical trials; and initiated and facilitated comments that are part of the public record concerning several legislative bills before Congress that would affect the clinical research enterprise.

The Outstanding Chapter Award for participating in ACRP activities, organizing events, and recruiting new members this year went to the Northern California Chapter. The chapter was honored for a variety of accomplishments, including holding 10 educational events in 2008 and increasing its membership by 76 percent to nearly 300 that same year. In recent years, the Northern California Chapter also has initiated and supported three sub-chapters for the North Bay, East Bay, and Sacramento areas to better meet member needs across its large geographic area, and many of its leaders have been active in Association-wide committees and initiatives. Accepting the award on behalf of the chapter was Chapter President Liz Wool, RN, CCRA, CMT.