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


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 news page

Save the date


Feb. 1, 2019 Update presented by Elizabeth Piantadosi
Feb. 22, 2019Good Clinical Practices presented by Shelia Austin
March 29, 2019 Recruiting Research Participants, presented by Deaven Hough
April 26, 2019
Study Budget Development, presented by Brian Sevier and David Veal
May 31, 2019 Informed Consent and Cultural Competence by Tiffany Danielle Pineda
June 28, 2019 Understanding Study Contract Terms and Conditions, presented by Brian Sevier and Jason Cline
July 25, 2019 An Overview of Project Management Principles for Clinical Research by Holly Morris
Aug. 30, 2019 Conflict Management, presented by Jade Williams, PhD
Sept. 27, 2019 Communication Strategies in Research by Yulia Strekalova
Oct. 31, 2019TBD
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, Elizabeth Flood-Grady
Feb. 23, 2018Changes at UF from AAHRPP FindingsMichael Mahoney
March 30, 2018Assessing Professional Development of Clinical Research CoordinatorsH. Robert Kolb, RN BS CCRC
April 27, 2018Leadership and Professionalism in Developing Clinical Research CareersLauren Solberg, JD, MTS
May 25, 2018Recruiting Special PopulationsLinda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE
June 29, 2018Introduction to IND/IDE for Sponsor/InvestigatorsSheila Austin, MS CIP
July 27, 2018An Overview of Research ComplianceTerra DuBois
Aug. 31, 2018Updates in Rare Disease ResearchHolly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC and Lee Ann Lawson, BSN, MS
Oct. 26, 2018Communicating with the IRB: You can be heard AND approvedTiffany Pineda
Nov. 30, 2018Communication CompetenceJade Williams, PhD

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