Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council

Are you a research coordinator who is focused on professional development? You might be interested in serving on the UF CTSI Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council, helping to network and share resources with the clinical research community. The group meets quarterly and ad hoc as indicated.

Representatives from a variety of departments serve on the council, a diverse group of clinical research professionals who promote cross-functional collaboration for research initiatives at UF. The council’s goal is to help clinical research coordinators grow professionally and to achieve success at UF by being champions for clinical research, and facilitate collaborative discussion forums to exchange information.

The members of the council:
• Act as advocates for professional development opportunities for the clinical research coordinator community
• Offer insight to senior leadership about workflows in order to help strategize training plans for all CRPs
• Provide a connection between CRPs and functional units involved with clinical research
• Identify and disseminate best-practice information within the CRP community


Apply to the Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council

Attend the Seminar Series or view archived presentations

Join us on the last Friday of the month from noon – 1 p.m. in C1-11, Communicore or Alumni Auditorium for remote participants in Jacksonville. See a list of upcoming presentations here, and subscribe to the CTSI newsletter, Quick Links, for updates about these seminars and other events and opportunities.

Previous seminars

A list of previous seminar topics follows below. These seminars are archived here if you would like to watch them.




Feb. 23, 2018 Changes at UF from AAHRPP Findings Michael Mahoney
March 30, 2018 Assessing Professional Development of Clinical Research Coordinators H. Robert Kolb, RN BS CCRC
April 27, 2018 Leadership and Professionalism in Developing Clinical Research Careers Lauren Solberg, JD, MTS
May 25, 2018 Recruiting Special Populations Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
June 29, 2018 Introduction to IND/IDE for Sponsor/Investigators Sheila Austin, MS CIP
July 27, 2018 An Overview of Research Compliance Terra DuBois
Aug. 31, 2018 Updates in Rare Disease Research Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC and Lee Ann Lawson, BSN, MS
Oct. 26, 2018 Communicating with the IRB: You can be heard AND approved Tiffany Pineda
Nov. 30, 2018 Communication Competence Jade Williams, PhD

Related resources

For more information contact:

H. Robert Kolb, RN BS CCRC
Assistant Director Clinical Research
Translational Workforce Directorate
Research Participant Advocate / Consultant
Regulatory Knowledge, Research Support and Service Center
JHMHC PO Box 100322 – Gainesville, FL 32610-0219;
Phone 352-273-8882 / Fax 352-265-8910