Charles H. Pierce, MSc, MD, PhD, FCP, CPI

Consultant in Pharmaceutical and Medical Research



Charles Harmon Pierce

From a Master’s thesis in 1961 through a Doctorate in Surgery / Pharmacology in 1974 and continuing throughout 30+ years in the practice of clinical medicine as a family physician (7 years as an ER doc) and 19+ years in the medical research industry (7 years as a PI), Charles has an experienced based knowledge of the Clinical Research part of the Drug Development industry.

He is an APPI Certified Physician Investigator (CPI in 2004). In addition; he is frequently actively involved in webinars, courses and workshops giving the clinical investigator, an understanding and appreciation of the ethics as well as the science and regulations governing clinical research with drugs or devices involving human subjects.

Charles’ active management experience in the medical research industry gives him first-hand practical experience and knowledge to develop Phase I, IIa confined study Clinical Pharmacology Units (CPU’s). From experience and practical know-how the special needs of these units (from the floor plans to operational SOPs) has been of added value to those considering this venture.

Charles is an Emeritus fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) of which he was a Regent 1995-2000, Chairman of the 2001 annual meeting, and the 2004 recipient of the Nathaniel Kwit Distinguished Service Award. He is active in the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians now the APPI (Instigator of the Clinical Investigators Seminar series). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (JCP), the Good Clinical Practice Journal (GCPj), and Clinical Researcher. He is on the Board of Directors of the Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy and the Association of Clinical Pharmacology Units (ACPU).

Outside of his vocational interests, Charles has been an active squash player for 45 years, a committed Rotarian for 28 years, and a hobby photographer. The above not-with-standing, he considers his wife, Barbara, as his greatest asset and accomplishment. 


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