In this episode, Catawba Talks brings in a long-time site director to discuss the essentials of a strong CRO and clinical site relationship. With years of experience under his belt, Jeffery Smyth of Moore Clinical Research helps us understand the A to Z of working with CROs in the successful execution of clinical trials.
Catawba Research has more than doubled in size in its 5 years of operation, spurring much reflection from its leadership when making decisions. As sponsor engagement continues to grow, Catawba Research regularly builds out its staff. With this comes the very serious responsibility of maintaining a positive work culture, while also ensuring new sponsors are coming in and already-engaged sponsors are returning. In this episode, the leadership of Catawba Research talks about managing growth with intention and how this plays out in the company’s daily life.
While dry as a bone, the data of a clinical trial is the most important product provided to the sponsor. In this episode, subject matter expert, Chuck Bon, helps us understand his role as a statistician in clinical trials. He will discuss trends and advances in the field and what happens when a study fails.
In this episode of Catawba Talks, Chris Driskill – a project manager who has been with Catawba Research since its inception – breaks down the elements of a successful database lock. Chris helps listeners understand how to properly prepare, what to do when things go awry, and how to work with data management vendors toward total success for a clinical trial.
In this episode, Catawba Talks breaks down industry trends and the goings-on of the pharmaceutical world. In the dynamics of an every-changing industry, CROs like Catawba Research, must remain abreast of how shifts are occurring and what solutions we’re bringing to the field.
In episode 6, Kanisha Rucker-Polyzos, the Lead CRA for Catawba Research, talks about life on the road as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for Catawba Research. Kanisha helps listeners understand the work of a CRA, their functions within a CRO and what it takes to make a great CRA. This episode also features Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy, the CEO of Catawba Research, as well as Stephanie Al-Zubaidy, CFO, and Shannon Weatherly, Director of Business Operations.
In episode 5, Stephanie Al-Zubaidy, the CFO of Catawba Research, helps us understand the work she executes in ensuring effective contract management and other financial tasks associated with clinical trials. Stephanie explains how finance tells the story of what an organization is doing. It’s not just about the numbers; it’s really understanding how we arrived at certain results and what we can do from an operational, business development, and human resources perspective to always succeed. This podcast also features Zaidoon AL-Zubaidy, Catawba Research’s CEO, as well as Shannon Weatherly, Director of Business Operations.
In episode 4, you will meet Shelby Thompson, likely the longest working Clinical Trial Assistant in the history of clinical trials. With seven years under her belt, Shelby helps us understand how Catawba Research effectively uses its systems, such as a clinical trial management system, to ensure documentation for every clinical trial is high-quality and, in essence, perfect. This podcast also features Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy, our CEO; Stephanie Al-Zubaidy, our CFO; and Shannon Weatherly, the Director of Business Operations.
In episode 3, Shannon Weatherly, the Director of Business Operations, moderates a conversation with the CEO, Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy, and CFO, Stephanie Al-Zubaidy, of Catawba Research on leadership within the company — within any company — and how it has changed over time. Catawba Research still considers itself a “start-up” and the aches and pains of growth require fluctuation in leadership ensuring room for the company’s staff to churn out high-quality work. This podcast also brings forth the culture of Catawba Research and the importance of maintaining this culture over time.
In episode 2, Chris Driskill, Catawba Research’s longest-standing Project Manager, takes us for a dive deep into the inner workings of how the company moves through a clinical trial. Hear how important each member of the team is when ensuring we meet aggressive timelines on projects and stay true to the core beliefs of Catawba Research.