Alexandria, Va.—The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is pleased to announce that Steven Ziemba, PhD, FACHE, CCRC, CPI has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the 2016 Association Board of Trustees for a one-year term of office commencing January 1, 2016.  He will become the Chairman of the Board for a one-year term in 2017. 

The ACRP Board of Trustees is charged with setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring the necessary resources, and providing organizational oversight. It is comprised of members from a diverse set of professional backgrounds that are carefully chosen to represent the interests of ACRP's global membership. 

Steve has over fifteen years of progressive responsibilities in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, starting as a scientist, and advancing to senior scientist, in oligonucleotide synthesis with Roche Molecular Systems in New Jersey. He subsequently entered the field of research administration when he was selected to the role of Director of Clinical Research for Phoebe Putney Health System, a healthcare system in Georgia, and culminating in his role as the Associate Director of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, a division of the Marshfield Clinic, in Wisconsin. 

“Clinical research, and healthcare research overall, is a continually evolving field. ACRP provided me with the education I needed when I first entered the industry, and continues to provide me knowledge and expertise so I can assist the investigators, scientists, and staff of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation to succeed in their roles and responsibilities,” said Steve. “My volunteering with ACRP is a way to give back for what I have learned.” 

Steve has been a member of ACRP for a decade and has served on the ACRP Board of Trustees since 2013. He received his CCRC (Certified Clinical Research Coordinator) certification through ACRP in 2012, and CPI (Certified Principal Investigator) in 2015. He has also authored or co-authored a number of articles in the ACRP journal, the Clinical Researcher.  Steve has served in various roles on other ACRP committees including the Ethics Committee, Editorial Advisory Board, member of the Executive Director Performance and Compensation Committee and the Regulatory Affairs Committee. 

About the Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Based in Alexandria, Va., and founded in 1976, the nonprofit ACRP has a worldwide membership of research professionals dedicated to the safe and ethical conduct of clinical trials across the globe for new drugs, medical devices, and therapies in human subjects. Our mission is to provide global leadership to promote integrity and excellence for the clinical research profession. For more information about ACRP, visit www.acrpnet.org.