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Growing a research center from a physician group practice

  • 11/08/2010 2:23 PM
    Message # 459056
    Deleted user
    I would love to connect with other research nurses who have been involved in setting up a clinical research center in a private practice. I have been doing so for the last year and have found it very challenging and rewarding but a bit isolating. I'd love to communicate with anyone with similar experience. Thank you!
  • 11/09/2010 7:41 AM
    Reply # 459413 on 459056
    Karen Keaton wrote: I would love to connect with other research nurses who have been involved in setting up a clinical research center in a private practice. I have been doing so for the last year and have found it very challenging and rewarding but a bit isolating. I'd love to communicate with anyone with similar experience. Thank you!
    Hi Karen,
    I have this experience and would welcome talking to you!  I'm back at an Academic setting now- but was recruited by a private practice to develop a private practice clinical research unit (Cardiology) and would welcome sending you lessons learned.  In terms of isolation, do get involved in local chapter ACRP activities- that will link you and also link with any AMC study coordinators in your area, because they are doing the same studies.  Though there can be a sense of "competition" - - - not really.  Everyone welcomes opportunities to collaborate- I believe that anyway.  You can reach me at cjthomas@uab.edu.  We can chat by phone too!
  • 11/09/2010 2:25 PM
    Reply # 459687 on 459056
    Anonymous
    Karen Keaton wrote: I would love to connect with other research nurses who have been involved in setting up a clinical research center in a private practice. I have been doing so for the last year and have found it very challenging and rewarding but a bit isolating. I'd love to communicate with anyone with similar experience. Thank you!


    Hi Karen,  I might have some names of nurses that are currently working in private clinical research centers.  I believe they work in established centers but they may provide some networking opportunities for you.  One website you might want to visit is the Association of Clinical Pharmacology Units (ACPU).  I will email you separately to share the names of those nurses.

    Sue Peterson

  • 12/16/2010 2:31 PM
    Reply # 481523 on 459056
    Deleted user

    Hi Karen- I started working at a hospital cancer center - but the oncologists that would put patients on study are in a private practice group. I was used to being in an academic center with other coordinators and nurses and am now the only nurse coordinator along with one other coordinator who is non-clinical. It is quite a challenge to get the doctors involved in research. Although they say they want to expand clinical clinical trials - there actions do not always support that. I have continued to keep in touch with the coordinator/nurses I previously worked with. I also am co-chair for a SoCRA chapter so that keeps me in the loop as well. I would also be happy to correspond by e-mail with you on my work e-mail.

    Bertha

    bertha_robbins@midhosp.org

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

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Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA
(609) 519-9689 (Phone)
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