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September 29th, 2015

Job Opening


Want to help Research Coordinators?

Want to help OPRS?

Want to help USC?

Apply for Jenn Hagemann’s Program Manager job in OPRS

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects is seeking a qualified candidate for Human Subject Program Manager to support  the USC Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) through education, monitoring, policy setting, and outreach efforts.

Job Accountabilities  – 

  • Develops and recommends revisions to the Human Subjects Protection program (HSPP) Policies and Procedures in collaboration with the Program stakeholder. Manages the dissemination, interpretation and application of program policies.
  • Plans, oversees and conducts quality assurance reviews and not for cause audits: and recommend changes as appropriate
  • Oversees quarterly Research Coordinator education sessions including agenda development, identification of topic of interest and guest speakers, and coordinates meeting logistics and announcements, develops content for Research Coordinator Bulletin
  • Maintains informed and participates in all aspects of Institutional coordinator responsibilities and issues of importance: disseminates information to coordinators, administrators and HSPP leadership



September 8th, 2015

Coordinator Update: September 2015

Greetings Coordinators! This edition includes the following updates:

If you have suggestions or questions, please email us at .

Hope to see you soon!


September 8th, 2015

Farewell Jenn Hagemann!

bestwishesAfter 5 years at OPRS and 18 years at USC, Jennifer Hagemann has accepted a position outside of USC. We send Jenn off with our profound thanks for excellent service to the Human Subjects Protection Program and the USC research community at large.

During her years with OPRS, her keen insights and wonderful attention to detail have been essential to all our efforts. She is an extraordinary person and will be truly missed.

We will continue to build upon the projects Jenn has created and nurtured.  We wish her continued success in this new chapter of her career.


September 8th, 2015

HIPAA Form Suggestions, Please!

feedback1Laura La Corte from the Office of Compliance is requesting ideas for improvements to the HIPAA form and instructions.

Participate in making the forms more user-friendly!

EmailSend suggestions to

September 8th, 2015

Follow-Up and Handouts from HIPAA Session

thanksThank You Laura!

We are grateful to Laura La Corte for the informative HIPAA session. Laura welcomes suggestions to improve the HIPAA form.

See HIPAA Form Suggestions, Please!


Session Presentation and Handouts

hipaa ppt

Additional HIPAA Resources

Related story: HIPAA Session Was a Success!

September 8th, 2015

HIPAA Session Was a Success!

Thank you for attending the HIPAA Session on 8/21 (see Handouts).

You made the event a success and have now raised expectations for future offerings. We loved the high turnout, great questions and excellent feedback.

its all about youHelp us help you. Tell us what else you want to learn about!!!

Email us at





September 8th, 2015

Need Continuing Education (CE) Credits?

ceu-blueOPRS Education Sessions

OPRS will gladly confirm attendance for all OPRS education sessions*. Make sure to sign-in at our events and we will provide documentation.

CITI Online Modules

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) also provides CEs (fees involved) for SoCRA and ACRP certification.  Check out CITI CEs for more information.


disclaimer*SoCRA and ACRP CEs: Coordinators and researchers are responsible for determining if a course meets SoCRA/ACRP guidelines for CE credit.  See resources below.

September 8th, 2015

CTSI Job Openings

SC CTSI logoThe CTSI Clinical Research Support (CRS) group will support investigators in the conduct of clinical trials and translational research projects by providing assistance with study design, enrollment goals, study workflow, data analysis and reporting and regulatory requirements.

Currently, two positions are available:

Research Coordinator Supervisor
Research Navigator

For additional information, please contact CTSI Deputy Director Julie Statzel.

August 13th, 2015

Everything You Want to Know (…or Not) About HIPAA!

sign up hereThere’s still time!  Sign up for the 8/21 HIPAA education session.

Laura La Corte (Office of Compliance) will explain documentation of subject authorization, review of subjects’ medical records…and answer all your questions.


  • When: Friday Aug 21st @ Noon – 1pm
  • Where: NRT LG 503/4 – Harlyne Tower
  • RSVP is required; lunch provided

Click here to RSVP

If you RSVP but are later unable to attend, please let us know (email

August 3rd, 2015

Coordinator Update: August 2015

Greetings Coordinators! This edition includes the following updates:

If you have suggestions or questions, please email us at .

Hope to see you soon!