May 17, 2017
DAACRO combines CRO standards with psychonneuroendocrine stress expertise, and further enhances its scientific power by providing investigators access to a high-profile scientific advisory board. Today, psychoneuroendocrinology researcher, Douglas A. Granger, Ph.D., has agreed to join the scientific advisory board. “We are committed to offering superior services and solutions for clinical and research studies that require the application of meticulous scientific oversight and quality standards at the highest level,” says Dr. Juliane Hellhammer, Ph.D., DAACRO founder and CEO. “By continuously developing our scientific advisory board, we are able to bridge the gap between academia’s scientific knowledge and a CRO’s regulatory knowledge, while still employing a level of flexibility that supports successful solutions for evidence-based research.”
When it comes to planning and performing clinical trials, companies traditionally choose between collaborating with an academic unit or with a CRO. Although academia offers scientific excellence, it is commonly inefficient and lacks regulatory knowledge when it comes to performing clinical trials. For CROs, it is usually the opposite: CROs perform clinical trials in line with regulatory standards, but they lack the expertise in specialized scientific fields. However, both scientific excellence and regulatory knowledge are essential in completing economic studies with strong results. Therefore, DAACRO has always cultivated and emphasized its own psychoneuroendocrine scientific expertise, and further excels by integrating a group of internationally reputed scientists. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Granger joining DAACRO’s Scientific Advisory Board,” said Hellhammer. “His participation will be essential for industry-sponsored clinical trials that rely on highly experienced salivary bioscience expertise.”
Dr. Granger is a Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology, Public Health and Pediatrics and founding director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the University of California, Irvine. Granger’s research is elucidating the development and application of non-invasive methods for measuring key biological processes and systems using saliva. “The field of salivary bioscience is emerging and our ability to harness the new knowledge has the potential to make a major difference in people’s lives,” says Granger.
During his career, Granger has studied hormone-behavior relationships in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, including behavioral, developmental, social and health sciences. Using a wide-range of salivary biomarkers, Granger’s research encircles the human lifespan (from infants and children to adults and the elderly), including extremely high risk and…