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MGH Division of Clinical Research

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

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! 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! 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. …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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 …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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 …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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 …

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, …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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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MGH Division of Clinical Research

ECG (12 Lead Placement) Training

The Division of Clinical Research, in collaboration with the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development, is offering ECG (12 lead placement) Clinical Skills Training for Clinical Research Coordinators. Offered monthly, these training's will offer an online component, …

MGH Research Institute

LabArchives Monthly On-Site Sessions

Partners is moving to electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) effective October 1, 2019 and have selected LabArchives. LabArchives is a web-based application designed for organizing, documenting, and sharing research data and record-keeping activities with teams, departments, and external collaborators. Enterprise Research …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Coordinators

The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) is offering Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Coordinators. Offered monthly through the DCR, these trainings will provide a review of the fundamentals of phlebotomy as well as a guided practice session where attendees will …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Vital Signs Training

The DCR, in collaboration with the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development, is offering Vital Signs Clinical Skills Training for Clinical Research Coordinators. Offered monthly through the DCR, these trainings will provide a review of vital signs …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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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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 …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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! 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 …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

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 …