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Essentials for Quality Human Subject Research

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Education II Room G 131/A
Presenter(s): Amy Jo Jenkins, Carrie Chiaro, Darri Scalzo, Edith Paal and Pamela Killbrew

Essentials of Quality Human Subject Research is beneficial for everyone involved in clinical research and offers training on the basics. This 6-hour class covers the fundamentals of conducting research, available research support services , informed consent and good documentation practices.

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 (Requirement for New CRS Participants) 

Developing a Research Protocol

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: College of Public Health Room 3/202
Presenter(s): Michael Bailey, Program Manager, UAMS Translation Research Institute

Following this session, learner’s will be able to

  • Define Clinical Research
  • Describe the significance and purpose of a research protocol
  • Place the research protocol within the larger picture of clinical research (Specifically at UAMS)
  • Identify the elements of a research protocol
  • Think through the process of developing a research protocol

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Protocol Deviations

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: I. Dodd Wilson Room 115B
Presenter(s): Darri Scalzo, Research Compliance Officer, UAMS Office of Research Compliance

In clinical trials, the protocol gives detailed description of the entire investigational plan, including operational aspects of how it should be conducted. Failure to follow the plan is the most common finding in clinical investigator audits.

In this session, the speaker will discuss common audit findings by both the FDA and Office of Research Compliance (ORC); demonstrate the best practices on tracking and reporting deviations; and explain the importance of complying, reporting and avoiding protocol violation.

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Research Misconduct

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: College of Public Health Room G 230
Presenter(s): Leah Eisenberg, Assistant Professor, COM Medical Humanities

This class aims at teaching researchers means to avoid research misconduct and desecrating regulations that protects research in human subjects. Topics such as avoiding research misconduct, handling data, responsible authorship and questionable research practices will be addressed.

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Advanced Research Ethics

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Education II Room 8/121
Presenter(s): Micah Hester, Department Head, COM Medical Humanities

During this 4-hour session, Dr. Hester will describe significant historical developments in the field of human subject research ethics; discuss current issues in human subject research from an informed perspective; and demonstrate to participants how to apply principles to human subject research ethics in their research activities.

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Reportable New Information & The IRB

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: College of Public Health Room 3/202
Presenter(s): Edith Paal, Program Manager, UAMS Institution Review Board

This course will examine methods used to report research study activities to the IRB. It will also provide examples, as well as, helpful tips for submitting documentation.

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Writing Standard Operating Procedures

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: College of Public Health Room G 228
Presenter(s): Larry Parker, Quality Assurance Manager, UAMS Office of Research Regulatory Affairs

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what an SOP is and is not
  • Review different reasons why you should have SOPs
  • Describe/review different formats used to create SOPs
  • Describe how to write SOPs

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Research Billing

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: I. Dodd Wilson 114A/B
Presenter(s): Charnise Moore, Compliance Manager, UAMS Clinical Billing Compliance

This presentation will address common research billing issues within UAMS. By the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to understand the risks in research billing for the institution, and identify methods that they can use to reduce risks.

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