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March 1st, 2016

Update on Research Coordinators Education Lunch in February

Research Coordinators attending the Education Lunch in February 2016 were presented with the following updates from the Clinical Research Support Office:

Dr. Tom Buchanan, Director SC-CTSI, generously served as our MC and responded to question regarding the CRS and plans for the future.

Dr. April Armstrong, Director Clinical Research Support, introduced a menu of new services that the her office has planned.

Allison Z. Orechwa, PhD, CRS Project Director, provided an informative overview of the new DEWARS data warehouse targeted for completion December 2016.

Learn more: 

CRS:  http://sc-ctsi.org/new-resources/conduct_human_studies_and_trials
DEWARS: Enterprise Research Date Warehouse
http://sc-ctsi.org/new-resources/dewars-faq-   enterprise-research-data-warehouse

The CRS  Office Welcomed:

Regina Olivas, RN, BSN, MSW 
Research Coordinator Supervisor

Regina is returning to USC after a seven year break. She completed both her undergraduate degree (BSN ) and her Masters (MSW) here at USC. She is a Registered Nurse and a Nurse social work practitioner. During her absents she worked at CHLA as the Manger for the CTRC, previously the GCRC. The last five years she has spent her time at UCLA building up their CTRC and developing their Research Study Coordinator float pool.She has over 25 years of research experience dealing with all spectrums of disease. She has spanned the ages from pediatric to geriatric. She is glad to be back to USC. Her goal is to build a quality Research Study coordinator team. This team will help facilitate the on going process of conducting top-notch research here at USC. Please send your suggestions and feedback to research.coordinator@usc.edu

March 1st, 2016

OnCore Training Dates

Clinical Trials Management
System starts: April 1, 2016

All new clinical trials will be entered into and managed with OnCore starting April 1, 2016. Therefore, all research team members who are involved in study initiation and/or trial management must be trained in the relevant functions of OnCore by April 1.

Study Initiation
Tuesday 3/01/16 9:00-11:00
Monday  3/07/16 2:00-4:00
Monday  3/21/16 2:00-4:00
Monday  3/28/16 2:00-4:00

Study Management
Friday     3/04/16 1:00 -3:00
Friday     3/18/16 1:00 -3:00
Friday     3/25/16 1:00 -3:00
Tuesday 3/29/16 9:00 -11:00

Registration link:   OnCore Training Registration
All sessions will be held in the Soto II Building, room 2095

March 1st, 2016

Patient Information Brochure: Should I participate in research?

Should I participate in researchThis brochure is available from OPRS.  It has been designed to introduce patients to clinical research and provides them with contact information for exploring further the options available through clinical trials.

You may request  these brochures through our email address:
research.coordinator@usc.edu

Download the brochure:
English
Spanish

March 1st, 2016

Opportunities for Coordinators

Coordinator Pool Established

CRS is actively recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators to join a coordinator pool. Coordinators will have the opportunity to work on studies of varying disease types and provide a range of study-related services, including regulatory document preparation, participant recruitment, data collection, and study monitoring.
Coordinator job posting: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/52615

Recruitment Specialist Sought

CRS is currently seeking candidates for a Recruitment Specialist to provide expertise, tools and resources for recruitment strategies and to engage special populations in research.
Recruitment Specialist job posting: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/58118

Project Specialist for Center for Health Systems Innovation

USC’s new Center for Health Systems Innovation is seeking a Project Specialist-Administrator to join its team. The Project Specialist-Administrator will provide support in the administration of research and projects including planning, budgeting, organizing, research and delivery of services  and coordinate and supervise work assignments of other administrative personnel as assigned. The individual must have strong oral and written communication skills. The role will involve interaction between a number of USC schools and the Health System.  As this is a new center the project specialist must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
For more information see the full job description http://usccareers.usc.edu/los-angeles/grants/jobid8354018-project-specialist-jobs

January 25th, 2016

Greetings Coordinators!

2016 will be a busy year with many changes ahead in clinical research. we will strive to keep you informed of the changes along with opportunities to support your efforts. As always, we rely upon your input and communication to focus on issues that you feel need attention.

Sincerely,
Susan Rose
apple blossomOPRS Executive Director,

Katherine Hawthorne,
Program Manager,

Monica Abakar,
Program Coordinator

Please send your suggestions and feedback to research.coordinator@usc.edu

January 25th, 2016

Announcing: Clinical Trials Management System Training Schedule

All new clinical trials will be entered into and managed with OnCore starting April 1, 2016. Therefore, all research team members who are involved in study initiation and/or trial management must be trained in the relevant functions of OnCore by April 1.

Training sessions start January 26, 2016.  All sessions will be held in the Soto II Building, room 2095.
Training details have been announced by KSOM Vice Dean of Research and Chief Operating Officer: https://oprs.usc.edu/files/2016/01/2016-01-15-CT-Update-OnCore-Memo.pdf

January 25th, 2016

ResearchMatch + USC

USC has joined Research Match, a national platform for potential subjects seeking to participate in clinical trials. There are currently 112 participating institutions and more than 84,676 volunteers nationwide waiting to be matched! www.researchmatch.org

Learn how ResearchMatch can connect your team with interested study participants. Information about ResearchMatch will soon be available to patients in Keck and LAC clinics. Once your study is registered with ResearchMatch it allows for thousands of registered participant volunteers to search for available opportunities that match their specific interests and needs.
ResearchMatch is free for participant volunteers and Researchers.

For more information:
https://www.researchmatch.org/

January 25th, 2016

Upcoming RC Ed Lunch

UPDATES: Clinical Research Support Office (CRS)

Dr. Tom Buchanan, Director, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will provide updates regarding the Clinical Research Support (CRS) office.  This is your opportunity to learn how this office may assist in conducting your trials and what plans they have on the horizon.
Details TBD

January 25th, 2016

Opportunities for Coordinators

Coordinator Pool Established

CRS is actively recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators to join a coordinator pool. Coordinators will have the opportunity to work on studies of varying disease types and provide a range of study-related services, including regulatory document preparation, participant recruitment, data collection, and study monitoring.
Coordinator job posting: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/52615

Recruitment Specialist Sought

CRS is currently seeking candidates for a Recruitment Specialist to provide expertise, tools and resources for recruitment strategies and to engage special populations in research.
Recruitment Specialist job posting: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/58118

Project Specialist for Center for Health Systems Innovation

USC’s new Center for Health Systems Innovation is seeking a Project Specialist-Administrator to join its team. The Project Specialist-Administrator will provide support in the administration of research and projects including planning, budgeting, organizing, research and delivery of services  and coordinate and supervise work assignments of other administrative personnel as assigned. The individual must have strong oral and written communication skills.  The role will involve interaction between a number of USC schools and the Health System.  As this is a new center the project specialist must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
For more information see the full job description http://usccareers.usc.edu/los-angeles/grants/jobid8354018-project-specialist-jobs

December 9th, 2015

Message from OPRS

Reflecting on the coordinator network this past year, I think we have made great strides, got to know each other and shared our interests in improving clinical research at USC and addressing problems that vex coordinators in the course of their work.
We are pleased with the increasing interest in joining with us and helping us advocate for you.
Sincerely,
Susan Rose & Monica Abakar