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 below, and subscribe to the CTSI newsletter, Quick Links, for updates about these seminars and other events and opportunities.

2019 seminars: To RSVP for an upcoming seminar visit our calendar.

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Oct. 25, 2019Mentoring for Clinical Research Professionals by Yulia Strekalova
Dec. 5, 2019TBD

Previous seminars

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




Jan. 26, 2018Recruitment Strategies Using Social Media and Digital MethodsLauren Light and Elizabeth Flood-Grady
Feb. 23, 2018Changes at UF from AAHRPP FindingsMichael Mahoney
March 30, 2018Assessing Professional Development of Clinical Research CoordinatorsH. Robert Kolb
April 27, 2018Leadership and Professionalism in Developing Clinical Research CareersLauren Solberg
May 25, 2018Recruiting Special PopulationsLinda B. Cottler
June 29, 2018Introduction to IND/IDE for Sponsor/InvestigatorsSheila Austin
July 27, 2018An Overview of Research ComplianceTerra DuBois
Aug. 31, 2018Updates in Rare Disease ResearchHolly Morris and Lee Ann Lawson
Oct. 26, 2018Communicating with the IRB: You can be heard AND approvedTiffany Pineda
Nov. 30, 2018Communication CompetenceJade Williams
Feb. 1, 2019 UpdateElizabeth Piantadosi
Feb. 22, 2019Good Clinical PracticesShelia Austin
March 29, 2019Recruiting Research ParticipantsDeaven Hough
April 26, 2019Study Budget DevelopmentBrian Sevier and David Veal
May 31, 2019 Informed Consent and Cultural Competence Tiffany Danielle Pineda
June 28, 2019 Understanding Study Contract Terms and ConditionsBrian Sevier and Jason Cline
July 26, 2019 An Overview of Project Management Principles for Clinical ResearchHolly Morris
Aug. 30, 2019 Conflict ManagementJade Williams
Sept. 27, 2019 Diversity and Cultural Competence by Antonio FariasChief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President

For more information contact:

H. Robert Kolb, RN MS 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