Research Coordinator Brown Bag Series

The Research Coordinator Brown Bag series has been developed to provide structured training to coordinators, managers, and administrators working in clinical or behavioral research, in a free, one hour monthly lunch time format. The goal of this program is to provide training, professional development and networking opportunities for our research professionals. This program is a joint venture between Center for Clinical Studies, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Clinical Research Training Center.

Email:, or directly to Michelle Jenkerson

Below is a list of sessions from the current module.

Module One: Overview of the Washington University Research Process – The Basics

Session 1: Introduction 1/26/16

  • Topics: Terminology, Regulatory compliance, Grant/Contract, ICTS, Resources available
  • Presenter: Denise McCartney, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration
  • Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Session 2: Research Design 2/23/16

  • Topics: Scientific design, How to ask the research question, Feasibility assessment
    Needed resources, Randomization for observational and clinical studies
  • Presenter: Betsy Keath, Clinical Research Project Manager, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences
  • Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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Session 3: Data Management 3/10/16

  • Topics: Data aspects: systems and software used, Data collection, Data analysis
  • Presenter: Leslie McIntosh, Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology
  • Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Session 4: Planning 4/27/16

  • Topics: Contract/Pre-Award, Budget Development, Internal Review Board (IRB)
  • Presenters:
    • Melanie Roewe, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Joint Research Office for Contracts
    • Phyllis Klein, Director, Regulatory Support and Compliance, Center for Clinical Studies
    • Martha Jones, Executive Director, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)
  • Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Noon to 1pm
  • Location: Clopton Auditorium
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Session 5: Study and Participant Management 5/24/16

  • Topics: Recruiting participants, Enrolling participants, Participant retention, Coding
    Billing, Other providers policies and systems (hospitals, clinics, etc.)
  • Presenter: Jennifer Bell, Manager, Clinical Trials, Department of Surgery
  • Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Noon to 1pm
  • Location: Wohl Auditorium
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Session 6: Closeout and Reporting 6/29/16

  • Topics: Financial reconciliation, Financial close out, Post award, Data analysis, Reporting,
  • Presenters:
    • David Evans, Clinical Review Analyst, Internal Medicine
    • Donna Seckfort, Manager, Financial Planning, Internal Medicine
  • Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Noon to 1pm
  • Location: Wohl Auditorium
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