Diana Anderson Foster, PhD Heading Strategic Partnership Development For SCRS

Industry Expert to Advise on Building Partnerships Between Sites and Other Stakeholders

Dec 18, 2012, 10:12 ET from The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)


ELLICOTT CITY, Md., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) is pleased to announce that international thought leader Diana Anderson Foster, Ph.D. will be leading strategic partnership development for this trade association. Dr. Anderson Foster is a recognized expert in the field of patient recruitment and retention and is a well-known innovator in the use of strategic marketing and positioning tactics to create successful campaigns and partnerships across the globe.

Christine Pierre, President of SCRS, says, "We are thrilled to have Diana join us at SCRS as we work to ensure the most appropriate and mutually beneficially partnerships are realized. Diana agrees with SCRS' mission that for the industry to optimize performance, the need for true partnerships between sites and other industry stakeholders must be achieved. In her new advisory role, she will be helping to create this partnership through various venues, and in the process work toward solutions that will benefit all stakeholders in our industry."

Dr. Anderson Foster is president of Scrabbit, a recently founded consultancy to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. This initiative follows on her 25 years of experience establishing patient recruitment and retention as a niche critical to successful completion of clinical trials. Prior to founding D. Anderson, she was President & CEO of RRI, one of the first site management organizations serving the rheumatology sector. In addition to receiving recognitions across the industry for her accomplishments, and serving on several boards, she has authored five texts.

"After spending more than 20 years in the patient recruitment business, and visiting more than 60 countries, it's back to basics. In my new role at SCRS, it's all about the sites—their personality, nature, and commitment. Completing a trial is in the hands of sites, but to do this successfully, they want and need partnerships with sponsors & CROs. SCRS' model includes building relationships among these partners, especially as studies become more global. I'm excited to be in on the ground floor of building linkages and improving communication on behalf of SCRS," says Dr. Anderson Foster

About SCRS
SCRS is a newly formed trade association founded in response to the growing need for an organization to represent the global voice of clinical research sites. Through the association, sites will become active partners in industry-wide dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise.  SCRS has a mission of advocating on behalf of its members, connecting sites and other stakeholders to build a community, educating sites and the industry to create a foundation for informed action, and mentoring sites to help sustain and build a strong site foundation.  Membership in SCRS is open to clinical research sites and companies that sponsor or support the work conducted at sites.  Visit www.myscrs.org.   

SOURCE The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)