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eNOTIS Releases New Features and Information Sessions

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

The Enterprise Open Trial Information System (eNOTIS), a clinical trial management system that helps improve safety and security for enrolling participants in research studies, has released new features that expand beyond its standard research subject tracking log and billing accuracy tools.  The new features include a built-in study calendar function, data capture form, and a recruitment tool.  The study calendar allows you to alert coordinators to important study dates and events/activities so that you can see the upcoming study events as a whole or specific to a participant.  The data capture form offers the ability to create customized forms in conjunction with a screening tool.  eNOTIS is a tool that will allow you to centralize your participant tracking, study budget, data capture, and study schedule tracking in one place.  If you are new to using eNOTIS or are interested in learning more about the new features, NUCATS is hosting eNOTIS New Features Sessions on the 1st Wednesday of every month and eNOTIS Basics Sessions on the 4th Wednesday of every month.  These sessions are also offered in effort to help you comply with the Dean's Office FSM Clinical Research Participant Tracking Policy.  To learn more about how NUCATS can help you manage all aspects of your study data from study conception and design, to data collection, through analysis, please click here.

FSM Faculty Leader Joins NUCATS Education to Co-Direct GCP and Research Staff Training

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

The NUCATS Institute is pleased to welcome Sharon Rosenberg, MD, Assistant Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary, to the Education and Career Development arm of the Institute.  Dr. Rosenberg will serve as the co-Director of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Research Staff Training within the Education and Career Development area.  Dr. Rosenberg's first priority in this new role will be to work with NUCATS Education's Associate Director, Michael Fleming, MD/MPH, on the Institute's newly awarded National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) administrative supplement grant.  The nine month project, "Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals' Training and Qualifications", involves working with the University of Michigan and other Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) members to develop and implement standardized GCP training that will be mandated throughout the CTSA. 

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Galter Library Director Nominated to Serve Four Year Appointment on NLM's BLIRC

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

Kristi Holmes, PhD, Director of Galter Health Sciences Library and Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics, was nominated to serve on the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee (BLIRC) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the only charted study section of the NLM.  The Extramural Programs (EP) of the NLM offers grants for research projects and research training in biomedical informatics.  The majority of NLM's applications are reviewed by the BLIRC and reviewers are chosen primarily for their subject domain expertise.  Dr. Holmes will serve a 4 year term starting in November 2014.  Learn more about NLM Extramural Programs> 

Director of CTR Program at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute Highlights the Clinical Trial Initiatives Happening for Children

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

Susanna McColley, MD, Director of the Clinical & Translational Research (CTR) Program of Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Associate Clinical Director for Child Health at NUCATS, highlights the clinical trial initiatives happening for children in the CTR program.

Highlights include:

  • New Mission Statement, Research Scientist Navigator, and Research Support Staff Pool
  • Collaboration with the NUCATS Institute and Northwestern University

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NUCATS Point of Contact for CTR Program at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

With a name, a face, and contact information, you'll be able to connect with NUCATS better than ever.  This month get to know...

Kelly Carroll, PhD
Research Scientist Navigator

Meet Kelly Carroll, PhD, NUCATS Point of Contact for the Clinical & Translational Research Program of Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  If you are interested in learning about the research resources available at Lurie Children's, Kelly is your contact.

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Stakeholder Spotlight: Access Living

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

Access Living, a new member of the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) steering committee, is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives.  Judy Reis, MA, MS, Health Care Policy Analyst for Access Living, discusses their research interests in addressing health care disparities for people with disabilities and their current research project on the value of peer health navigation for Medicaid recipients with disabilities in a managed care environment.  Judy also discusses how their qualitative research project focused on identifying health care barriers for people with disabilities, funded by the ARCC, generated another community-based research project funded by the American Cancer Society examining breast and uterine cancer screening experiences of women with disabilities. 

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NUCATS Spotlight: MSCI Student - Waheeda Samady, MD

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

NUCATS highlights Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) student, Waheeda Samady, MD, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics-Hospital-Based Medicine.  In her interview, Waheeda discusses exploring how to utilize hospitalists and hospitalized patients in a simple prospective study.  She believes hospitalists can be key clinical researchers due to their versatile role in the hospital, especially as collaborators with other subspecialties, and that it would be efficient and timely to invite patients to participate in research during their inpatient hospitalization with the hope that the data collected will improve care during subsequent hospital visits. 

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Check Out the Latest NUCATS Newsletter - September 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -

In this month's newsletter, we highlight:

  • Director's Message from Susanna McColley, MD, Director of the Clinical & Translational Research Program (CTR) at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute
  • NUCATS Point of Contact Interview with Kelly Carroll, PhD, for the Clinical & Translational Research Program (CTR) at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute
  • Galter Library Director Nominated to Serve Four Year Appointment on NLM's BLIRC
  • Galter Library Needs Your Input on a New eBook Collection
  • Stakeholder Spotlight: Access Living
  • ARCC Seed Grant Partnership Awarded NIH Grant Using Seed Grant Research
  • FSM Faculty Leader Joins NUCATS Education to Co-Direct GCP and Research Staff Training
  • NUCATS Spotlight: MSCI Student - Waheeda Samady, MD
  • MSRC Instructor Recipient of Prestigious Award in Quality Advancement
  • October Clinical Research Educational Opportunities
  • eNOTIS Releases New Features and Information Sessions
  • Chicagoland Chapter of ACRP Invites Clinical Research Professionals to Networking Event
  • Funding Opportunities
  • NUCATS Events
  • NUCATS Minute

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