Founder and Chairman
Kenneth A. Getz is the chairman of CISCRP – a nonprofit organization that he founded to educate and raise public and patient awareness of the clinical research enterprise. He is also the Director of Sponsored research and an associate professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine where he conducts research programs on drug development management strategies and tactics, outsourcing, global investigative site and patient recruitment practices and policies. Ken has twice been nominated for a Distinguished Faculty award at Tufts University.
A well-known speaker at conferences, symposia, universities, investor meetings and corporations, Ken has published extensively in peer-review journals, books and in the trade press. He is the author of two nationally recognized books for patients and their advocates entitled Informed Consent: A Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials and The Gift of Participation, and the recipient of several awards for innovation and scholarship.
Ken has held a number of board appointments in the private and public sectors including serving on the Institute of Medicine's Clinical Research Roundtable, the DIA Foundation, the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics, and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. He is currently a board member of WCG and the Metrics Champion Consortium, LLC; on the editorial boards of Pharmaceutical Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science; and writes a bi-monthly column nominated for a Neal Award in Applied Clinical Trials. Ken holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brandeis University. Ken is the founder of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry
Prior to CenterWatch, Ken worked for over seven years in management
consulting where he assisted biopharmaceutical compani