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A Road Map to Clinical Research at TJU

A Road Map to Clinical Research is a half-day course, presented three times per year.

This course provides a step by step overview of the systems, processes and resources that clinical research personnel must successfully navigate in order to perform compliant clinical research at TJU.

Below are the topics that are presented along with the presenters' contact information.

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Required Activities Prior to Beginning Research

Prerequisites to Conducting Clinical Research

Kathleen O'Malley, RN BSN CCRP
Manager of Education and Training
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)

Required Systems and Training

Paul Park
Manager of Clinical Research Systems
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)


Responsibilities of the Research Team

Kathleen O'Malley, RN BSN CCRP
Manager of Education and Training
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)


Startup Activities

Tiffany Morrison, MS CCRP
Director of Clinical Trials
Rothman Institute


TJU Approvals / Institutional Requirements

IRB Submissions / Central IRB

Kyle Conner, MA CIP
Associate Director
Office of Human Research (OHR)

OHR Website / QA Program

Patrick Herbison, MEd CIP
Research Compliance Manager
Office of Human Research (OHR)

Clinicaltrials.gov

Melissa McCarey, MPH
Education Coordinator
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Overview

Sarah deVries, MSEd CCRP
Associate Director, Protocol Support Unit
SKCC Clinical Research Organization


Business Operations: Pre-Award & Post-Award

Business Operations Pre-Award

Ronald F. Polizzi, MBA CRA
Director of Business Operations
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)

Michael Caggiano
Associate Director of Business Operations
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)

Business Operations Post-Award

Jennifer Lott
Clinical Research Grants Admin, Team Lead
JCRI Business Operations

Jenny Campbell, MS MBA
Clinical Research Grants Admin, Team Lead
JCRI Business Operations


Patient Remuneration: Greenphire Clincard

Erica Brown
Project Specialist
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)


*Updated November 1st, 2017

Required Activities Prior to Beginning Research Presenters
Prerequisites to Conducting Clinical Research Kathleen O'Malley, RN BSN CCRP
Manager of Education and Training
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)
Required Systems and Training Paul Park
Manager of Clinical Research Systems
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)
Responsibilities of the Research Team Presenters
Responsibilities of the Research Team Kathleen O'Malley, RN BSN CCRP
Manager of Education and Training
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)
Startup Activities Presenters
Startup Activities Tiffany Morrison, MS CCRP
Director of Clinical Trials
Rothman Institute
TJU Approvals / Institutional Requirements Presenters
IRB Submissions / Central IRB Kyle Conner, MA CIP
Associate Director
Office of Human Research (OHR)
OHR QI Program Patrick Herbison, MEd CIP
Research Compliance Manager
Office of Human Research (OHR)
ClinicalTrials.gov Melissa McCarey, MPH
Education Coordinator
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) Overview Teresa Cardoso, MS BSN RN
Clinical Trial Educator
SKCC Clinical Research Organization
Business Operations: Pre & Post Award Presenters (JCRI Business Operations)
Business Operations: Pre & Post Award

Ronald F. Polizzi, MBA CRA
Director of Business Operations

Michael Caggiano
Associate Director of Business Operations

Jenny Campbell, MS MBA
Clinical Research Grants Admin, Team Lead

Jennifer Lott
Clinical Research Grants Admin, Team Lead

Patient Remuneration Presenters
Patient Remuneration: Greenphire ClinCard

Laura Vinci, RN MBA
Senior Director of Operations
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI)