CTSI appoints new Assistant Director of Clinical Research

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing translational research and nurturing clinical research professionals, the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute proudly announces the appointment of Alexandria Carey, MSN, MBA-HC, as the Assistant Director of Clinical Research.

As assistant director, Carey will focus on translational workforce development, leading the design, development, and implementation of specialized training programs for clinical research professionals. Throughout her career, Carey has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to education, training, and compliance, earning recognition both locally and nationally for her outstanding contributions. As a certified nurse educator, or CNE, and experienced instructor, Carey has successfully bridged the gap between theory and practice, facilitating various modalities of adult learning in nursing programs and clinical settings. Her clinical expertise, highlighted by certifications as a Certified Emergency Nurse and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse further enriches her perspective on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

Carey’s journey in clinical research practice ignited a passion for translational research education development, culminating in her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Florida’s College of Nursing. Currently in her second year of the program, Carey’s focus is on implementation science to explore strategies for enhancing emergency department discharge education and improving health outcomes.

As the newest addition to the CTSI’s leadership team, Carey will undertake a range of responsibilities to accelerate research and translate outcomes into impact. In this role, Carey will foster professional development, ethical research practices, and excellence in human subject research. Specifically, she will oversee the design, development, and implementation of clinical research coordinator professional development programs while also serving as a research ethics consultant and participant advocate promoting the safety and integrity of research activities.

This appointment marks the beginning of a new chapter for the UF CTSI in nurturing the next generation of research professionals. With her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, Carey is poised to make significant strides in shaping the future of translational research and healthcare education.