Charles Harmon Pierce
MD, PhD, FCP, CPI
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.