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New clinical research coordinator program is launched


The UF CTSI is launching a RESEARCH COORDINATOR CERTIFCATE program that will provide structured coursework and training to provide a solid foundation for individuals interested in becoming a clinical research coordinator. The program is geared toward health-care providers in  nursing, nutrition, respiratory therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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The program has four components and begins July 14, 2010 with a two-week course titled Introduction to Clinical/Translational Research, which provides an overview of study design, database design and management, health center resources, regulatory issues and biostatistical considerations.  

Registration info:

An online course on Research Methods and Experimental Design will focus on the research process and conducting scientific inquiries. A final project will be the submission of an IRB proposal for review. Registration information:

A Laboratory Experiences/Practicum will provide hands-on experience with the research process in both the human and animal settings. A final online course on the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) will focus on the protection of human subjects.

Four scholarships @ $350 each are being offered to cover the cost of registering for Research Methods and Experimental Design


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If you have further questions, please contact
Robert Kolb, RN, BS, CCRC
Research Project Manager
Shands Clinical Research Unit
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(352) 273-8882