“It is important that you start with the big picture” – Dr. Manfred Stapff
This is episode Dr. Manfred Stapff, Chief Medical Officer at TriNetX shares with us the use and application of real-world data in clinical trial.
Manfred Stapff is a physician and board-certified clinical pharmacologist with an extensive career in clinical and pharmaceutical medicine. He was formerly an Executive Director at Actavis, Forest Laboratories, and Merck and also served as a Medical Officer in the German Air Force. Manfred earned his MD and Ph.D. from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
In this interview, Manfred shares his personal story as a general physician for pilots to an industry professional in clinical trials.
Manfred also has exceptional advice for physicians looking to get into clinical research. To wrap up, we talk about his role as a liaison between medical science and clinical operations.
I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Manfred Stapff.
Selected Links from the Episode:
- Connect with Manfred
- Drug Information Association (DIA)
- Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Journal of Clinical Hypertension
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- New England Journal of Medicine (NJEM)
- Good Clinical Practice
[02:15] About TriNetX
[04:16] The changing landscape in protocol design
[06:57] How TriNetX is helping scientist and health care organizations
[10:54] What types of people are companies like TriNetX hiring
[13:32] Transitioning from general physician for pilots to Merck
[18:12] Advice for medical school students and graduates interested in clinical research
[23:27] Working at CROs – what to expect
[25:29] Why patient enrollment is challenging
[28:11] Why should sites consider being part of networks such as TriNetX
[28:43] Dealing with tension between science and clinical operations
[31:08] How clinical (medical) and industry can be advantageous to you
[32:46] Importance of doing the “dirty work” in clinical research
[36:30] Being open to other people’s opinions
[46:41] Keeping yourself informed about new clinical treatments and scientific findings
QUESTION: What was most useful for you in this episode?
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