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Learn Something New! Planning for IRB Submission of a New Protocol and Using Insight

Speaker: Grace Ha, Project Manager Cardiovascular Research Center While the IRB provides courses on using the IRB module in Insight, this session presents a nuts and bolts approach to completing an IRB application and uploading required documents. The goal of …

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Learn Something New! How to write study-related standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Speaker: Mallory Hillard, MSN, RN , Diabetes Research Center Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are a set of step-by-step instructions created to help study teams perform study-related tasks accurately and uniformly. In this session, we will discuss common SOPs for research …

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IRB Roundtable: Continuing Review and Amendments

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speakers: Jo O'Driscoll-Davis, Assistant Director for Continuing Review and Administrative Chair Michael Ducey, Senior Human Resource Specialist …

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Clinical Research Billing From Study Start to Completion

Sponsored by MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Office of Research Compliance Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program This presentation will provide a basic overview of clinical research billing. Attendees will gain a general …

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Learn Something New! Creating Case Report Forms to Help Study Visits Run Smoothly and per Protocol

Meghan Feldpausch, NP, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Study coordinators are responsible for collecting data at each study visit. This session offers helpful hints for creating case report forms that are clear, concise and ensure that everything is being …

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MGH Clinical Research Council

The Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Council Meetings are held once a month on Tuesdays in the O'Keeffe Auditorium from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. This monthly meeting is a forum open to all members of the clinical research community, in particular …

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Clinical Research Day Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Can Genetic Studies Lead to New Treatment? Thursday, October 3, 2019 |11:00am-12:00pm | O’Keefe Moderator Maurizio Fava, MD, Director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH Research Institute Panelists Harry 'Hal' Dietz, MD Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and …

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Learn Something New! Budgeting, Tracking, Invoicing and Working with the Clinical Trials Office

Speaker: Francine Molay, Senior Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research Financial management of a study is often low on the priority list of a coordinator’s responsibilities. The objective of this session is to instill the importance of monitoring the budget …

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Learn Something New! Managing Up! How to Work Effectively with your PI

Nicholas Giordano, Clinical Research Program Manager, Emergency Medicine The relationship between a PI and researcher is one of mutual dependence. This course is designed to guide clinical researchers into an efficient, productive, and healthy relationship with their PI. We will …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

A Clinical Research Fellow’s Guide to Mentoring and Resources

This orientation program will provide a networking opportunity for new clinical research fellows. Dr. Karen Miller will discuss strategies and resources for a successful research fellowship and career at MGH. Dr. Andrew Nierenberg will introduce the Division of Clinical Research …

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IRB Roundtable: Amendments and Reporting to the IRB

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker:Jo O'Driscoll-Davis, Assistant Director for Continuing Review and Administrative Chair Per Federal Regulations, and Partners HRC policies, …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Strategies for Managing Investigator Initiated Studies

Speaker: Katherine Brock, Administrative Manager, Division of Nephrology Principal Investigator (PI) initiated studies offer scientists the freedom to perform the research that they are most passionate about however that investigative freedom also increases the responsibilities of the study team. Unlike …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Managing Multiple Studies: What's the Plan?

Ashley Seiger, Program Manager, Center for Genomic Medicine In this session we will review the challenges of managing multiple studies at once and provide tools for being successful and compliant. This session will go over some strategies for prioritizing, delegating, …

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Payments to Research Subjects: Remuneration and Reimbursement

We will review the do's and don’ts of research subject remuneration and the policies on payments to human subjects and cash control accountability. This course is geared towards investigators, research nurses, study coordinators and other study staff. Please contact dcredu@partners.org …

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Learn Something New! Training A New Hire: What should happen during the first two weeks of employment

Camille Staco-Targete, Operations Manager, Diabetes Research Center Participants will be provided resources and materials to help them create a 2 week training schedule for new hires and implement the employee’s training. They will have the opportunity to practice creating a …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Agreements, DUAs and MTAs

Speaker: Jason Ng, Agreements Associate, Research Management Stephanie Stone, Director of Contracting, Research Management Like most researchers, you’ve heard the acronyms, have some idea of what they are but no idea which one applies to your research and where to …

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IRB Roundtable: Consent Form Writing

Did you know that most of your research subjects are reading at the 8th-grade level or lower? Learn how to write the simplest, clearest consent forms, so that every one of your subjects can be fully informed. This workshop will …

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Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution

Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution November 14 | November 21 | December 5 | December 12 185 Cambridge Street | Simches 3rd Floor, Room 3.110 Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, Partners Human …

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Learn Something New! Where to Start During Study Start-up?

Grace Ha, Project Manager, Cardiovascular Research Center This session will provide an overview of what is required to start up a study, when it should be done, issues you may encounter during implementation and how those should be overcome. Audience: …

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Clinical Skills Training Discussion Group

The MGH Division of Clinical Research is looking to expand its clinical research skills training program by including quarterly sessions on study-related activities such as consenting subjects, obtaining an accurate medical history, assessing eligibility criteria etc. We would like input …

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ClinicalTrials.gov

Join us for this exciting technical training offered to investigators and study staff to provide the tools to navigate the ClinicalTrials.gov database proficiently and ensure compliance with current regulatory requirements. The workshop will include a practical summary of current regulatory …

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CQH-Mart

Speakers: Roy Perlis, MD Center for Quantitative Health, Victor Castro, Research Information Science and Computing (RISC) Course Description Electronic health records are an emerging tool for the study of clinical outcomes, risk stratification, and pharmacovigilance, among many other topics relevant …

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QI Roundtable: Source Documentation

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker: Stephen Hayes, Partners Human Research, Senior QA/QI Specialist Per Federal Regulations, Good Clinical Practice, and Partners …

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Spotlight Series - Clinical Research Coordinator Discussion Group

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Please join us for our quarterly clinical research coordinator discussion group. Network with other research coordinators. Bring your study-related questions or issues. You can also submit them ahead of time when you register. …

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Developing a Peer to Peer Auditing Program

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research and MGH Diabetes Research Center Marielle Mugford, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Diabetes Research Center The Diabetes Research Center at MGH has a unique internal auditing program to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations, GCP …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

QI Roundtable: Protocol Adherence and Reporting Requirements

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker: Isabel Chico Calero, QI Program Regulatory Specialist You are working on an exciting new study. Are …

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SOCRA Certification Exam

Want to Become a Certified Clinical Research Professional? The MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) are hosting a certification exam at MGH. Participants who successfully complete the exam will become a Certified Clinical …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Pitching/Consenting Research Opportunities in Acutely Ill Subject

Speaker: Brittany Mills, Assistant Project Manager This course focuses on the “soft skills” needed when approaching potential research subjects, who are inpatients. Ms. Mills will discuss the best practices for involving inpatients in research including how to approach the family …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

QI Roundtable: Consent Process

Speaker: Daniel Jones, QI Specialist Informed consent: it’s more than just a document. Do you know the ethical considerations that factor into obtaining truly informed consent? If your study involves vulnerable populations, such as children, are you knowledgeable of the …

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Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Biostatistics Center Brian Healy, PhD, MGH Biostatistics Center This course will provide clinical researchers with a solid foundation in biostatistical concepts. Intended for those with minimal statistical experience, these …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Series on Global Health Research: Developing Meaningful and Productive Global Health Research Partnerships

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS Global Health Research Unit Director of Research, MGH Center for Global Health Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Developing productive and meaningful global health research partnerships In this session, Dr. Haberer will discuss methods for identifying and …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Series on Global Health Research: Successful Career Paths in Global Health Research

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS Global Health Research Unit Director of Research, MGH Center for Global Health Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School The following speakers will discuss their careers in global health research: • Jessica Haberer, MD, MS (General Medicine) • …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Spotlight Series: Recruitment Options: Research Match, RSVP for Health and the Research Portal

Speaker: Francine Molay, Senior Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research Please join us for an informal discussion on Research Match, RSVP for Health and the Research Portal and how they can be used to recruit potential study subjects. Francine will …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials

This four-session seminar series in which participants will review the statistical approach to problems commonly encountered in research.Each of the four sessions will focus on a different theme using concrete and realistic examples. In particular, you will learn how to …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Series on Global Health Research: Essentials of Global Health Research Administration

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS Global Health Research Unit Director of Research, MGH Center for Global Health Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Essentials of global health research administration This session will discuss some of the particular issues related to managing and …

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The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Health Intervention Development; Basic Information for Novice or Non-Psychologists

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD This course will provide basic, introductory information for individuals interested in developing and testing behavioral health interventions. We will first define and provide guidance on how to choose a theoretical …

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Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials

Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials This program is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Partners Clinical Trials Office Francine Molay, Project Manager, MGH Division of Clinical Research Sarah Bernardo, Senior Financial Analyst & MCA Specialist, …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: Developing a Strategy for IRB Submissions

Francine Molay, Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research While the IRB provides courses on using the IRB module in Insight, this session presents a nuts and bolts approach to completing an IRB application and uploading required documents. The goal of …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: Essential Documents: What are they? What do they mean? How should they be filed?

Daniel Jones, Senior QA/QI Specialist, Human Research Quality Improvement Program “If it wasn’t documented it didn’t happen!” In this session, we will review the list of essential documents and GCP requirements for documentation. For each document, we will describe the …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: I'm New - What Should I Know?

Stacey Grabert, Assistant Director DCR Center for Clinical Research Education In this session, the DCR will welcome new study staff to MGH and introduce the clinical research skills program. We will review the new hire manual, mandatory training, relevant websites, …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: Making Connections: Essential patient outreach skills

Nicole DiOrio, Clinical Research Coordinator, Reproductive Endocrine Unit This is a crash course on building patient outreach skills. Topics will include outreach initiatives, managing follow-up communications, and diffusing challenging patient interactions. Participants will learn strategies to initiate contact with potential …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: Managing PI Initiated Studies

Katherine Brock, Administrative Manager, Division of Nephrology Principal Investigator (PI) initiated studies offer scientists the freedom to perform the research that they are most passionate about however that investigative freedom also increases the responsibilities of the study team. Unlike industry …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: Reading a Clinical Research Protocol: Where to begin

Allie Sosinsky, Program Coordinator, Psychiatry One of the very first things a new clinical research coordinator is asked to do is read a study protocol. Depending on the complexity and number of protocols along with a limited amount of time …

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Clinical Research and StudyTrax: Strategies to retain subjects and publish faster

Course Director: John Putzke, ScienceTrax Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Identify common factors associated with subject dropout and missing data • Recognize the challenges that delay data analysis and publication of results • Appraise …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

IACRN Informational Session

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) is the first professional research association dedicated to nurses. Come learn about the Boston chapter and international membership opportunities, resources and programs. Recently released ANA approved scope and standards of practice for research …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methodology- Clinical Research Coordinator Section

Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methodology (Clinical Research Coordinator Section) Application Deadline: April 24, 2019 Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 10:00am – 11:00am Location: Garrod/Mendel Conference Room, Simches Research Building, 2nd floor Speaker: Jordan Neil, PhD, MGH …

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Learn Something New! Effectively Communicating with the Study Team

Tara Bresnahan, Clinical Research Nurse Manager, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Communication is instrumental in the implementation of clinical trials. Effective team communication can save time and help ensure compliance with GCP Guidelines, protocol adherence, and patient safety. This …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Implementing a Peer Review Program

Speaker: Barbara Steiner, Ed.M. Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Diabetes Research Center In this session, we will discuss the peer review program developed by the MGH Diabetes Research Center and how the self-assessment checklist is a vital part of that program. …

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Learn Something New! Informed Consent: The speed dating of clinical research

Speaker: Caitlin Stafford, Clinical Studies Specialist, General Surgery/Section Colon and Rectal Surgery In this session, we will briefly review regulations and polices involved in the informed consent process. The goal of this session is to teach new study coordinators how …

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Learn Something New! Personalizing recruitment programs: Enhancing the patient-researcher experience

Nicole DiOrio, Clinical Research Coordinator, Reproductive Endocrine Unit This session is designed for clinical research teams interested in rebuilding or revising their recruitment initiatives. This course emphasizes the “back to the bedside” philosophy and how it can be leveraged to …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Reading a Clinical Research Protocol: Where to Begin?

Speaker: Caitlin Stafford, Clinical Studies Specialist, General Surgery/Section Colon and Rectal Surgery One of the very first things a new clinical research coordinator is asked to do is read a study protocol. Depending on the complexity and number of protocols …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Recruitment Resources @ Partners (RALLY, RODY, RSVP, ResearchMatch)

Speaker: Francine Molay, Senior Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research In this session, we will discuss recruitment methods supported by MGH and Partners – RALLY, RODY, RSVP and ResearchMatch. We will describe each method, how to get access, how to …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Study Monitoring: Preparing for a Visit and Working with Monitors

Speaker: Erin Elias, Clinical Trial Monitor, Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute This session will provide an overview of monitoring including different types of monitors, how to prepare for a monitoring visit and how to effectively work with a monitor. …

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Learn Something New! Study Team Roles and Responsibilities: What you can and cannot do!

Speaker: Holly Duddy RN, BSN, Interdisciplinary Brain Center, Department of Neurology As part of a research study an investigator may decide to delegate certain tasks to members of the study team, who are trained to perform such tasks. In this …

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Learn Something New! Transitioning a Study: What to Do When You Inherit a Study?

Devin Qualls, Clinical Trials Project Manager, Neurology When new clinical research coordinators inherit a study, it can be challenging to know where to begin. This session will go over different strategies and resources you can utilize after inheriting a study, …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Learn Something New! Welcome, Introductions, Program Overview, Resources

Speaker: Stacey Grabert, DCR Clinical Research Education In this session, the DCR will welcome new study staff to MGH, introduce the DCR and other resources, review the “Learn Something New!” Program and provide an opportunity for new clinical research staff …

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Learn Something New! What are the Different Types of Study Designs?

Speaker: Judy Hung, MD, Associate Director, Echocardiography, Division of Cardiology New to research? Confused about the different study designs? Join us for an introductory session describing the types of clinical trial designs and how to develop and outline of a …

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QI Roundtable - Study Start-Up

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker: Daniel Jones, QA/QI Speacialist Isabel Chico-Calero, QI Program Regulatory Specialist This series is designed for all …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Overview- Investigator Section

Application Deadline: March 27, 2019 Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 | 11:00am – 12:00pm Location: Garrod/Mendel Conference Room, Simches Research Building, 2nd floor Speaker: Lara Traeger, PhD, Associate Director of the MGH DCR Qualitative Research Unit Sponsored by the …

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Recent FDA Inspections at MGH: Observations, Citations, and Lessons Learned

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Senior Research Compliance Associate, MGH Research Compliance Please join us as Pamela Richtmyer discusses recent FDA inspections at MGH, lesson learned from those inspections and how we can prevent citations moving forward. This course is geared towards …

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Spotlight Series: Delegation of Responsibilities in a Clinical Research Study

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Clinical Research Center Speaker: Kathy Hall, MS, APC-BC, NE-BC, Nursing Director, MGH Clinical Research Center As part of a research study an investigator may decide to delegate certain tasks …

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Trial Innovation Unit Workshop: Resources for translating a great idea into the clinic

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Speaker: Dr. Judy Hung Do you have a great idea but don’t know how to get it translated into clinical space? Join us for this workshop with Dr. Judy Hung, Director of Trial …

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eIRB Training: A Hands-On Introduction to eIRB

This training is a hands-on workshop for users that need to submit to the Partners IRB. The workshop will focus on the basics of how to navigate, track, and submit common submission types using eIRB. The eIRB/Humans module within the …