MINNETONKA, Minn., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Center Point Clinical Services, provider of specialty clinical research solutions including the signature Clinical Trials Research Pharmacist (CTRP®) service, and Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, announced today the commencement of a specialty pharmacy internship program for students enrolled in the doctor of pharmacy program at the university.
The internship program will afford participating students an opportunity to work with industry veterans to gain practical experience in various aspects of the pharmacy industry including business, research and communications.
"We want to tailor the kind of real-world program that will enable student pharmacists to make an immediate positive impact. As such, we have created an internship where from day one, students will contribute to various company initiatives," said Joe Martinez, CEO, Center Point Clinical Services.
Mr. Martinez continued, "The president of Center Point and I had great mentors back in the day. We are delighted to have the opportunity to pay it forward. We are pleased do so with Cedarville University, a highly respected pharmacy institution in the U.S."
"It is an honor to partner with Center Point Clinical Services and to offer our students important practical experience to complement their academic training. The internship at Center Point is designed to challenge our students with real-life scenarios that will broaden their scope as well as test and strengthen their abilities. We look forward to working with Center Point's experienced and successful team," said Marc A. Sweeney, R.Ph., Pharm.D., M.Div., B.S. Pharm., Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy.
About Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit www.cedarville.edu/pharmacy
About Center Point Clinical Services
Center Point Clinical Services LLC. is a specialty contract research organization (CRO) that helps pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies successfully reach their regulatory and commercialization goals in less time and at a lower cost than competitors. The company offers two premier signature services. The first is the Clinical Trials Research Pharmacist (CTRP®) program, which uses only licensed, specially trained pharmacists to communicate with patients. Center Point is the only CRO to offer such a unique and effective service. CTRP has repeatedly demonstrated improved patient retention, medication compliance and overall outcomes in clinical trials. The second service includes a series of practical signature study solutions intended to support regulatory and commercialization goals. These include: real world evidence (RWE) analysis and publications, health economic outcomes and research (HEOR), market access and reimbursement support, industry standard quality metrics data, and scientific publications. For more information please visit www.centerpointclinicalservices.com