Blood drive

DEVENS — A public blood drive will be held Friday, May 19, at the Shriver Job Corps, 192 MacArthur Avenue, Devens, in the second floor gymnasium, from 7 a.m. to noon. The public is invited.

Anyone 17 or older, in good health, who weighs 110 pounds or more and has not given blood in the last 56 days may donate. The American Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating.

For more information or to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive, call (800) GIVE LIFE. Appointments are preferred, to ensure the quickest possible process. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

Wellness clinic

HARVARD — Beginning in June, the Harvard Council on Aging will be moving the monthly Wellness Clinic from the third Wednesday of the month to the third Tuesday. A nurse from Nashoba Nursing will be available to do blood pressure screenings and answer questions.

There will also be occasional presentations on various health topics. On Tuesday, June 20, Sharon Fata will discuss Lyme disease from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and will be available for questions and blood pressure screenings. In August the COA is planning a presentation on “cooking for one” by a nutritionist.

CCRC certification

AYER — Primary Cardiology Research Inc. (PCR), the research office of Terrence C. Hack, MD, FACC, announces two newly Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC) and two recertifications.

Elizabeth M. Valliere, CCRC, who has been certified since 2004, has received her recertification, as has Karen O’Leary RN, CCRC, who has been certified since 2002. Also, Annette Brooks RN and Maria Perkins have earned their CCRC designations in 2006.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals offers CCRC designation as a formal recognition of clinical research professionals who have met professional eligibility requirements and demonstrated job-related knowledge and skills. ACRP certification is granted in recognition of work experience and successful performance on exam.

Dr. Hack has conducted more than 100 clinical trials in a variety of areas including heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, acute myocardial infarction and other indications and has worked with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world as well more specialized firms including Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi-Aventis, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., Maryland Research Institute, Proctor & Gamble Company, Merck & Company Inc., Novartis AG, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, AstraZeneca, Scios Inc., Boehinger Ingelheim, Eli Lily & Company, Johnson & Johnson, Searle (G. D.) & Co., Rhone-Poulenc Roher Inc., Sonus Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bio Clinical Partners Inc., Dupont Pharmaceuticals, AMGEN Inc., Park-Davis Pharmaceutical Research, Novacardia Inc., PharmaResearch Corporation, and OrthoMcNeil Pharmaceuticals.