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Current Offerings

The UTHSC Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) and Office of Clinical Research Development (OCRD) will offer basic research training by Zoom.

Research 102: This course builds upon the basic research training provided in Research 101 (which was offered May through June of 2020). Research 102 will address more advanced issues pertaining to study conduct but can be taken without having previously completed Research 101. Research 102 will be a series of six 1-hour lectures from 11:30 am CST to 12:30 pm CST on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September, 2020. Classes will be taught by experienced researchers from UTHSC and affiliates locally and across the state. The course is designed for investigators, research staff, coordinators, and anyone who wants to learn more about research study management.


Follow the weblinks below to register for the session/s you would like to attend.

Date Session Information

Session 1:  Effective Communication, Leadership and Professionalism

Sally Badoud

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications and Marketing, UTHSC


Session 2:  Subject Recruitment

Margaret Knack, RN, MS, CCRP
Research Director, The Campbell Foundation (Memphis, TN)


Session 3:  Advanced Consent Issues


Session 4:  Creating Site Worksheets / Visit Checklists

Derita Bran, MSN, RN, CCRC
Program Director/Director of Administration, TN-CTSI, UTHSC

Carol Hendrix, MSN, RN, CCRC
Research Nurse Manager, Biorepository and Integrative Genomics Initiative, UTHSC at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Children’s Foundation Research Institute (Memphis, TN)


Session 5:  FDA Audits and Common Findings    

Jennifer Burgess, MS
Director, Clinical Research, Erlanger Health System (Chattanooga, TN)


Session 6: Confidentiality/Privacy/HIPAA

Kim Prachniak, MS, CIP
Associate Director, Institutional Review Board, UTHSC


(Rescheduled from 9/15/20)

 Session 3:  Advanced Consent Issues
Margaret Lynn, LMSW, RDN, CCRP, CIP
Director, Office of Clinical Research Development, UTHSC


Nursing Contact Hours: The UTHSC College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. These sessions are approved up to 6 contact hours.

SoCRA and ACRP: The Society of Clinical Research Associates accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area.

After completion of the session evaluation you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  The evaluation will be sent to your email address if you registered for the session.

Certificates of attendance will be available after completion of a program evaluation. For more information, contact Margaret Lynn or Derita Bran.


Note: attendees should only claim those hours attended.

Last Published: Jan 27, 2021