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 apps.research.unc.edu/events 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.)

Frequent Research Study Audit Findings Requiring a Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) Plan

November 17, 2022

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Ms. Ilona Sher teaches Project Management in the Professional Science Master’s Program. In this session, you will learn some basic project management terminology, understand what changes occur during a project lifecycle, and articulate the importance of completion criteria and practice developing some.

    Presenter

    Ilona Sher, adjunct instructor at The Graduate School

    Frequent Research Study Audit Findings Requiring a Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) Plan

    October 20, 2022

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    Define the criteria used to identify what findings require a CAPA plan, identify frequent findings requiring a CAPA plan found during a research study audit by the CTQA Program, and explain what is needed to create an effective CAPA plan.

      Presenter

      Jamie Kauwell, Senior CTQA Auditor, Clinical Research Compliance

      An Introduction to Industry Clinical Trial Budget and Contract Negotiation

      September 15, 2022

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      Terry Hartman and Susan Moist will provide a one hour overview of industry clinical trial budget and contract negotiation.

        Presenter

        Terry Hartman, MPH, MS, CCRC; Administrative Director, Clinical Research, Radiology

        Susan Moist, Director of Clinical Trial Operations, UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing

        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.

          Presenter

          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.

            Presenter

            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.

              Presenter

              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.

                Presenter

                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.

                Presenter

                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.

                Presenter

                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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