Monthly Education Sessions

The NRP hosts a variety of educational seminars to support continuing education for research professionals on campus. These programs have been approved by ACRP for contact hours at no cost.

If you plan to attend any of our upcoming events, please register via the UNC-Chapel Hill Event Registration website at or by clicking the REGISTER button on the desired session.

Browse previous education sessions below. Recordings and slides are available for many of the events.

Questions about educational opportunities? Contact Sandy Barnhart.

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Past Sessions

Click the year to view slides and recordings of past NRP education sessions. (NOTE: Recordings are hosted on various platforms depending on how each session was recorded.)

Essential Regulatory Documents

June 16, 2022

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Valorie Buchholz will lead a discussion on the collection and maintenance of the essential documents required by Good Clinical Practice.


    Valorie Buchholz Associate Director for Clinical Trials Quality Assurance, Office of Clinical Trials

    From CRC to VP: A Professional Path

    May 19, 2022

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    Dr. Byrdsong discusses how research staff can leverage the multi-faceted nature of clinical research to launch career development opportunities that contribute to either clinical research, industry, or academia at the highest level.


      Quincy Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP – Vice Provost for Health Sciences at Lipscomb University; Immediate Past President Society of Clinical Research Associates

      Participant Recruitment Refresher

      April 21, 2022

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      Successful participant accrual and retention are critical to the success of any research study or clinical trial. Join the NC TraCS Research Recruitment and Retention Program for a refresher on best practices and novel perspectives for maximizing efforts to meet enrollment goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.


        Emily Olsson, CCRP – Program Manager, Research Recruitment and Retention

        Informatics-Ready Cohorts: Creating Ideal Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria for Data-Driven Recruitment

        March 17, 2022

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        If you’ve ever used the Carolina Data Warehouse to define a patient cohort for recruitment or analysis, you’ve been asked to provide inclusion/exclusion criteria for your population of interest. In this talk, you’ll get some tips for ensuring that your criteria is “informatics ready,” and will result in the most accurately defined cohort for your research.


          Emily Pfaff, PhD, MS – Co-Director, NC TraCS Informatics Component

          Informed Consent in Research

          Feb 17, 2022

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          Catherine Barnes will educate attendees on both the elements of the informed consent form and the informed consent process. Attendees will learn what elements should be included in informed consent, how to conduct informed consent discussions, and walk through common informed consent scenarios.


          Catherine Barnes, Personnel Development and Training Specialist at UNC-Chapel Hill

          Working with Transgender Participants

          Jan 20, 2022

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          Kevin Dorman, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kelton Hollister will provide attendees with information about terminology, cultural competency, and changes to research design and the physical spaces in which studies are conducted that will allow participants to leave with an understanding of how to interact with and serve trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming (TNBGNC) research subjects.


          Kevin Dorman, MS, CCC-SLP (they/them) – Speech Language Pathologist, Prismatic Speech Services

          Kelton Hollister (he/him) – Master’s student and Teaching Assistant, UNC Greensboro’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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