The Center supports investigators by managing drug and device related activities for worldwide multi-center clinical trials conducted for the VA and other federal organizations. The Center's 111 employees have collaborated in planning and conduct of more than 200 multi-center clinical trials over its 39-year history.
The Center provides customized pharmaceutical services to meet the unique needs of each clinical trial. Key strengths are its abilities in providing:
The Center's highly engaged professional and technical staff work together to produce customized clinical trial solutions. The Center's employee engagement ranks above the Gallup Organization's 75th percentile in many areas , making the Center a "best practice" organization. Customer satisfaction and productivity directly link to employee engagement., according to the Gallup Organization.
Customer satisfaction for the Center's large-scaled clinical trials in the United States and worldwide ranked 100% Good-Excellent for 2009.
The Center's modern environmentally monitored facility is registered and inspected by the Food & Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Agency.
In addition to its primary support of the five CSP Coordinating Centers, the CRPCC pursues mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with other government, university, and industry partners. Past and/or present clinical research collaborations with major federal organizations include:
Partnerships with other clinical trials biostatistical and data coordinating centers include:
James A. Hagans, M.D., Ph.D. established the CSP Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center (CRPCC) in 1972 in Washington, D.C., to support the clinical trials conducted by the Cooperative Studies Program. Starting with only a staff of four people, the CRPCC grew. It moved five years later in October 1977 to the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. Since that time, the CRPCC has continuously increased its capability, capacity, and productivity and has gained an international reputation in the management and operation of the pharmaceutical and regulatory aspects of multi-center clinical trials.
Mike R. Sather Ph.D., F.A.S.H.P.
Center Director, VA Cooperative Studies Program
Stuart R. Warren J.D., Pharm.D.
Deputy Center Director, VA Cooperative Studies Program
Thelma P. Salazar
Assistant Center Director, Division of Administrative Operations
Cooperative Studies Program
Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center
Albuquerque VA Medical Center
2401 Centre Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
|Phone: (505) 248-3200|
Fax: (505) 248-3202