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About the Greater Salt Lake City Chapter
Welcome to the Greater Salt Lake City Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). We proudly serve Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas to provide up-to-date information, continuing education credits, and networking for the research community. We are a comprehensive organization of clinical research professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
We are eager to grow and expand learning and networking opportunities. The board is busy planning educational and networking events. We are committed to building a thriving chapter that will add value to our members and to our local research community. Find a complete history of our chapter here.
- August 8 - Movie Night - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" - A Discussion of Participant Rights
ACRP Certification Study Group
The Greater Salt Lake Chapter of ACRP offers an indepth muti-session CCRC Certification preparation course for the Fall and Spring examination periods each year. If you are interested in participating in a future certification preparation course, please contact us (Melissa.Metheney@hsc.utah.edu). We look forward to hearing from you! Learn more about ACRP Certification.
Chapter Board Member Jeri Burr named as one of 2018's Class of Fellows
Jeri Burr, MS, RN-BC, CCRC, FACRP was selected as one of the 2018 ACRP Fellows. Jeri is a past president of the Greater Salt Lake Chapter and is the By-laws Chair as part of the GSL Chapter Board.
Being named a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (FACRP) is a mark of distinction. Launched in 2017, the ACRP Fellowship program recognizes those who have made substantial contributions to the Association and the industry at large, as evidenced by: ACRP certification/ACRP education, leadership contributions to ACRP, and contributions to the field of clinical research. Fellowship highlights excellence and commitment to ACRP, and is suitable for only a small, select number of clinical research professionals who are lauded as global leaders.
For more information: https://acrpnet.org/2018/03/13/introducing-acrps-2018-class-fellows/
Chapter Excellence Award Winner - Advancing the Profession through Certification 2018
This award recognizes your Chapter for helping professionalize the industry through promoting ACRP Certification Programs. The Chapter of Excellence award is the highest honor and recognition available for ACRP Chapters.
The Greater Salt Lake Chapter initiated a formal study group/exam preparation class in 2015. We have hosted this study group prior to each certification exam season since that time, 6 in total so far. Each Study Group Session is made up of six two-hour classes. The GSL Chapter has taken a unique approach with our certification program. We have found that many are intimidated by the prospect of taking a stressful and difficult certification exam. Our program attempts to promote the importance of certification and the validation it brings to one professionally. We structure our class to focus on reducing test anxiety, and teaching test taking strategies that can help the tester be more successful on test day, such as time management. We also focus on having confidence in the knowledge that participants already have from doing their jobs every day. It is not just about memorizing the regulations but associating them with the job related duties they carry out in their positions.
Overall between the Winter 2017 and Summer 2017 Study Groups, there were 26 participants that attended the majority of the sessions, 12 and 14 respectively. Although we did not require attendees to share the outcome of testing, many volunteered their results. Of the 26 total participants for 2017, we determined that 16 passed and 4 opted not to test, leaving 6 as unknown. The chapter is working on developing a newsletters that will go out to chapter members routinely throughout the year. We are hoping to add certification accomplishments to this newsletter.
Chapter Excellence Award Winner - Membership Growth 2015
The Salt Lake City Chapter was selected as the 2015 Chapter Excellence Award winner in Membership Growth.
This award recognizes our chapter for significantly fostering the clinical research profession through demonstrating the highest overall growth in membership revenue by percentage. The Chapter Excellence award is the highest honor and recognition available for ACRP Chapters.
Joining and Renewing Chapter Membership
ACRP membership is required to join our chapter. ACRP membership offers invaluable global networking and professional development opportunities including access to many resources: Clinical Researcher, The Wire, online communities, discounts on offerings, and more. Select ‘Membership’ from the menu bar on the ACRP home page for more information on the many benefits.
We look forward to seeing you at our chapter meetings and hope that you will consider becoming more involved in the Chapter at some point by volunteering for a committee or running for a Board Member position.
Benefits of Greater Salt Lake City Chapter Membership
Becoming an active member in your local ACRP chapter is a great way to learn more about clinical research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and it also provides many great benefits; a member of the Greater Salt Lake City Chapter of ACRP can expect to receive the following benefits:
- Obtaining research-related continuing education credits for each speaker meeting you attend – which counts towards certification maintenance
- Discounted registration for chapter sponsored educational programs
- Networking in all areas of research with other engaged research professionals
- A valuable resource for information, training, and employment opportunities
Remember, only members of ACRP can become members of the local Chapter. Our Chapter is active in the National dues collection program. This means that the national organization will collect dues for local membership at the same time they collect your national dues.
We are currently looking for interested chapter members to join the board. Join a committee, have fun, meet new people, and help spread resources to research colleagues across Utah!