The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) welcomes Michelle Culp, who has joined the organization as Vice President for Research. Culp comes to PCRF with a wealth of experience and expertise in clinical research operations and clinical trial management. She has served as the Director of Clinical Operations at the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science and as the Acting Director of the Trial Innovation Network where she developed and managed innovative and efficient approaches to clinical operations for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program and NCATS.
“Michelle’s leadership in working with large, diverse, patient-focused networks ensures that PCRF’s research agenda is in good hands as we work to sustain and expand PCORnet’s portfolio of work and robust infrastructure already in progress,” said PCRF CEO Kathy Hudson.
Ms. Culp has extensive experience managing clinical trial operations for NIH and industry studies. She was on special assignment with the NIH Office of Science Policy, working on clinical trial stewardship reforms, including the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research, the NIH Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training and other NIH clinical trial stewardship reforms.
Ms. Culp earned her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland. Prior to coming to NCATS, she was the director of the Office of Clinical Trials Operations and Management for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, where she oversaw intramural and extramural clinical research. Before that, Ms. Culp was Chief of the Office of Clinical Research Affairs in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where she oversaw the clinical operations for numerous biodefense, influenza vaccine and other global infectious disease trials. She has worked for private pharmaceutical and contract research companies providing clinical trial services, clinical monitoring and project management.
The People-Centered Research Foundation is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to accelerating people-driven research that is faster, more user friendly for patients and providers, and less costly. Its mission is to: engage patients, families, research participants, clinicians, scientists, and health system leaders in the design, conduct, dissemination, and implementation of research and analysis that leads to improvements in the health and well-being of individuals and populations and the performance of health care delivery systems. For additional information about PCRF, visit: www.pcrfoundation.org.