Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

A look at the uptake of digital technologies in clinical research By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC; Kari Brown; Siza Mphele and Dr. S. Govender In almost all fields, established professionals tend to do things the way they’ve always done them. Let’s be honest – it’s just human nature. While most site staff are comfortable […]

Quality Sites, Quality Trials

Managing quality at every step, DZS ensures industry leading results By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC, with input from Karyn Thompson, QA Manager, DZS Clinical Services As the world becomes more and more focused on the clinical research industry with the long-awaited results of COVID vaccine trials, the importance of quality in research has taken […]

A Personal Touch

With dedicated Project Managers, DZS Clinical Services offers unparalleled service, responsiveness By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC What if I were to tell you that there was a CRO where project managers knew more than just the indication and basic inclusion/exclusion criteria for their studies? Amazing, right? Now, what if I told you this CRO […]

The Pressure is on, but Safety First!

As COVID-19 vaccines and treatments reach late phase testing, pharmacovigilance takes center stage By Marta Simon, MD, LeeAnn Phipps, PhD, and Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC Without a doubt, never in our lifetime have we witnessed such a focus on pharmaceutical research. In the highly interconnected world that we live in, it comes as no […]

Fresh Out of the Gate

With brand new INDs, early phase development presents both excitement and challenges By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC Early stage development of new drugs and devices is both thrilling and can be a little bit nerve racking. Like many of us in clinical research, my career began at the phase I clinic for a large, […]

A Global Approach

Partnering with researchers world-wide, DZS is on the forefront of disease eradication By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC, and Siza Mphele Here at DZS, we have been honored to collaborate worldwide in vaccine trials against numerous infectious agents. This global experience puts us in a unique position of not only having worked with a multitude […]

Immunizing Against Fear

With global concerns over vaccine safety, DZS works to dispel myths, increase knowledge By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC Vaccines are without a doubt a subject of much controversy, especially in today’s hyper-connected world. From fears of developmental disorders to questions about safety and testing, there is seemingly no end to the questions and alarms […]

Back to School Time

With kids back in school and pockets of school yard infections popping up, parents ponder how drugs become approved for their children By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC Every year, back to school time brings its own sets of challenges for parents. From new clothes and back packs to sports physicals and making sure that […]

#BeTheComeback

A look at how the clinical research industry is moving beyond COVID-19 By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC When the SARS-COV-2 pandemic hit the world in late 2019 and early 2020, its fair to say that very few of us foresaw or were prepared for the impact that the virus would have on the world. […]

All Hail the King!

In an industry where data is king, getting the right start is paramount By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC Clinical research has many sides. However, the truth of the matter is that it all boils down to the data. We can be the most compassionate research professionals, have superlatively compliant volunteers, and test the most […]