November 18, 2022
TRiNDS Team Spotlight: Sarah MacCallum, Clinical Project Lead
All of us at TRiNDS come to work every day committed to conducting the best quality rare disease and neuromuscular research. Today we’d like to highlight Sarah MacCallum, Clinical Project Lead. We sat down with Sarah to learn more about her and her work.
How did you come to work in clinical research?
Sarah: My first degree was in English Literature. I later went back to school to become a Registered Nurse and worked bedside. A nurse friend of mine started working in a research role and she told me research would be ideal work for me. I decided to try and have never looked back. Working on Clinical Trials allows me to use the writing skills I learned with my first degree as well as the medical knowledge I gained as a nurse. I am still able to help patients and families but enjoy better work/life balance than bedside nursing.
What does your typical day look like at TRiNDS?
Sarah: I work from home most of the time, but the TRiNDS team is great at using technology to stay connected to each other and our partners on clinical trials. About half of my day is spent collaborating with people on my team or with sites/sponsors in my clinical operations role. As a Patient Science Liaison, I travel to events and meet families and key opinion leaders in the neuromuscular disease community. It is exciting to see and hear how the work that we do in research impacts patients and families. I love getting the opportunity to learn what we can do to improve the lives of people living with neuromuscular diseases.
What are you most excited about for the future of neuromuscular research?
Sarah: I am amazed at the progress that has been made in the last few years. There are so many new treatments out there for people with neuromuscular diseases. I look forward to seeing what new innovations come to the clinic in the next few years.
TRiNDS is a contract research organization (CRO) dedicated to conducting rare and neuromuscular disease research. We customize our services to each project to meet its unique needs. Contact TRiNDS today to learn more about how TRiNDS can help your project succeed.