HMG’s Ashley Smith Appointed to Prestigious ACRP Global CCRC Exam Committee

Ashley SmithHolston Medical Group (HMG) Certified Clinical Research Coordinator Ashley Smith, has been appointed to serve on the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Global Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Exam Committee for a three-year term.

The mission of the committee is to focus on the application of psychometrically sound practices to develop CCRC examinations that satisfy test specifications as defined by the organization. As a member, Smith will be one of seven global committee members responsible for maintaining the integrity of examinations by reviewing and approving test criteria to ensure that exams yield fair and balanced certification questions for the largest cohort of certification within ACRP.

“It is a prestigious honor to be recognized for my expertise and be asked to join this committee,” says Ashley Smith, clinical research coordinator. “The work I’m doing with HMG’s clinical research team allows me to identify best practices for clinical research to ensure that trials adhere to regulatory standards. I welcome the opportunity to participate on this committee in order to contribute to evaluating the standards for clinical trial research and drug development advancements.”

Smith joined HMG as a certified clinical researcher coordinator in 2014 after working as an oncology nurse for four years. Interested in being at the forefront of medical research, she made the decision to transition to clinical trial work in order to make a different impact on patient diagnoses. Smith is the youngest and only strictly certified clinical research coordinator on the ACRP Global CCRC Exam Committee and brings clinical and research experience.

Since 1996, Holston Medical Group’s Clinical Research (HMG CR) has impacted lives through the conduction of clinical studies. With six locations across the Tri-Cities, HMG CR has conducted over 800 phase II-IV pediatric and adult clinical trials with its physician investigators extensive experience in many disease states and conditions.

To learn more about HMG Clinical Research, please visit our clinical research page.