Dr. Christina Brennan, vice president of clinical research at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Brennan will serve in this role for a two-year term, beginning this month.
ACRP is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that supports clinical research professionals and offers tools for its 13,000 members through eLearning to develop skills and improve operations. It hosts webinars to keep clinical researchers updated on regulatory developments, industry trends and best practices. ACRP also serves as a career resource for job opportunities and maintains an online community to connect with peers.
“I am delighted to have been elected as an ACRP board of trustees member,” said Brennan. “I have been a member of the organization for over 15 years. I believe in the mission of ACRP and I am honored to represent the members.”
Brennan has more than 19 years of extensive clinical research experience, including over 15 years in management roles. Under her leadership, 375 active clinical trials are conducted each year at the Feinstein Institutes. She supports nearly 400 clinical investigators and their research delegates.
“Dr. Brennan’s outstanding clinical research expertise and leadership promises to be a major asset to the Association of Clinical Research Professionals through her role on the Board of Trustees,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes.
Brennan is the immediate past president of ACRP’s New York Metropolitan Chapter and is an active member of the Clinical Trial Transformation Initiative with Duke University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Brennan also serves on the oncology advisory board with the Society for Clinical Research Sites and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She has authored numerous textbook chapters, co-authored over 25 manuscripts and abstracts. Brennan is an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University, where she teaches a clinical trials and research management class for the Masters of Science, biotechnology and entrepreneurship program.
She has been an invited guest speaker at various scientific and research conferences and will be presenting at the Crown Congress (Clinical Research & Operations Worldwide Networking) in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 21-23, where Brennan will speak on diversity in clinical trials.