Clinical Research Professionals

The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program offers the following education and involvement opportunities for clinical research professionals, research coordinators and nurses.

Clinical trials are critical for developing and delivering evidence-based care. Trial success often depends on clinical research professionals’ work as vital members of the research team. Opportunities such as study groups for research certification, seminar series, professional associations and online resources help to grow research at UF and make a difference in patients’ lives.

The weekly CTSI email newsletter, Quick Links, provides the latest information on seminars, courses and other events related to translational research. If you’re interested in information specific to clinical-research professionals, email Bob Kolb to join his coordinators’ liststerv.

 

“For me, attaining certifications was a must. I knew that by earning and maintaining research professional credentialing, I would set myself apart. Research is my passion, and I wanted to be respected as a knowledgeable, reliable, trained, and thoroughly experienced research professional.”

Amber Bouton


Amber Bouton, CCRP/CCRC, clinical research/IRB director in the UF department of medicine, division of surgery
Amber Bouton, CCRP/CCRC, clinical research/IRB director in the UF department of medicine, division of surgery
 


FORUM

Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council

An ongoing forum for networking and resource sharing within the clinical research community at UF.

EDUCATION

Research Coordinator Leadership Development Program

Six-month program with monthly two-hour sessions designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of research coordination. Email Bob Kolb if you are interested.

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CTSI Certificate of Basic Coordinator Training

Entry-level education for those who wish to become a clinical research coordinator, including health professionals working in nursing, nutrition, respiratory therapy, occupational/ physical therapy or similar allied health fields.

SEMINARS

CTSI Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council seminar series

Part of the Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council. Seminars on the last Friday of the month from noon to 1 p.m focus on topics that aim to foster development and share resources.

EDUCATION

Research Coordinator Certification Study Groups

Entry-level education for those who wish to become a clinical research coordinator, including health professionals working in nursing, nutrition, respiratory therapy, occupational/ physical therapy or similar allied health fields.

EDUCATION

CTSA DIAMOND Portal for education and training

The DIAMOND project is an online educational portal for shared competency-based educational offerings, assessments and training resources for clinical research professionals. It also provides an e-portfolio system for individualized professional development planning.

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Research Coordinator online community

The Next National Research Coordinator Consortium (NRCC) provides an ongoing forum for deliberate and meaningful discussions around the multifaceted, expanding role of coordinators among the Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs. Contact Bob Kolb to subscribe to the listserv.

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Diversity & Cultural Competence Council (DC3)

Part of the Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council. This council was established to help UF clinical research professionals become competent communicators and actors in the intersectional areas of diversity and culture. With the clinical research professional and community member in mind, this council seeks to develop opportunities in raising awareness of distinct needs for diversity and inclusion, while identifying and disseminating best-practice information in the UF clinical research community.


Courses

Career Pathways for Research Professionals – GMS5905 (3G27)

https://www.ctsi.ufl.edu/files/2019/08/FINAL-Fall-2019-Syllabus-GMS-5905.pdf

This career-development course focuses on what it means to be a “research professional”, in particular what it means to support the conduct of research in a variety of career pathways other than as a faculty member.

Fall 2019 details:

Thursdays at 12:50 – 2:45 pm (6-7 period)

Health Science Center Room N1-07 (located in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine office suite, near the Sun Terrace)

Instructors: Lauren Solberg, JD, MTS; and Bob Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC

To register:


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