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Research Coordinator Leadership Development Program

The UF CTSI’s new Research Coordinator Leadership Development Program develops the next generation of leaders in research coordination. You can find information on future sessions on this page when new dates are announced.

The six-month program involves monthly two-hour sessions designed to prepare coordinators to:

  1. Serve as peer mentors for other research coordinators;
  2. Serve as role models for other research coordinators;
  3. Serve as valuable resources to their investigators;
  4. Work effectively with multi-disciplinary and inter-professional research teams and facilitate effective teamwork;
  5. Advance the field of research coordination as a profession;
  6. Identify and analyze ethical and professional conflicts associated with the conduct of research.

Facilitators & Contacts for Questions

Lauren Solberg, JD, MTS
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Director, Program in Bioethics, Law & Medical Professionalism
University of Florida College of Medicine
Phone 352-273-5142 /

H. Robert Kolb RN, BS, CCRC
Assistant Director Clinical Research
UF CTSI Translational Workforce Directorate
Research Participant Advocate / Consultant
Regulatory Knowledge and Support, Service Center
Phone 352-273-8882 /

2016-17 Program Sessions

All sessions are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and breakfast will be served at each session:

  1. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016: Navigating academia
  2. Friday, Sep. 9, 2016: Vision and creativity
  3. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016: Communication
  4. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016: Leadership
  5. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: Mentorship
  6. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017: Professional development

Program Eligibility

  • Employed by an academic unit/center/department at UF (no specific job title required)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a research coordinator, with preference for at least 5 years of experience
  • Work with or experience working with human subjects in biomedical, social/behavioral or education research

Application Process

If you are eligible and interested in the program, submit a brief statement of interest (up to 500 words) and a current CV/ resume here when new dates are announced.