UMDNJ – A Leader in Clinical Research
he Office of Research at UMDNJ is embarking on an exciting venture. With hundreds of University investigators conducting hundreds of
current clinical trials, we are setting the foundation for our Clinical Research Organization (CRO).
What will our CRO offer? We’ll give greater support to the
pharmaceutical industry in determining the safety and efficacy of new drugs and help to bring the drugs to market more quickly and efficiently. We’ll offer a high level of proficiency in managing all phases of clinical trials, including: trial design; clinical, medical and safety monitoring; clinical laboratory services; data management and analysis; recruitment of participants; preparation of applications for FDA approval; and regulatory affairs and budgets. Also, our academic specialists have longstanding, trusting relationships with patients seeking optimum care, which often includes participation in clinical research.
CROs have proven their worth worldwide. In the U.S., there are CROs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the University of Kentucky, to name just a few. The process of creating a CRO is important for UMDNJ as it establishes its leadership role in clinical research in NJ and the region. In fact, President Owen has identified building the CRO as one of the University’s top priorities.
UMDNJ is conducting sophisticated clinical research in many specialty areas throughout New Jersey. This issue of UMDNJ Magazine serves as an introduction to the work of some of our experts in cancer, aging, women’s health, environmental
medicine, cardiology, pediatrics, dentistry, and inflammatory and infectious diseases. Visit our Website during the upcoming months as we coordinate and enhance our clinical research capabilities to provide a single point of contact for organizations exploring the possibility of sponsoring clinical research at UMDNJ.
Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD
Vice President of Research
Interim Director, Clinical Research Organization