Clinical Research Coordinator Alzheimer's and neurology
Kerwin Research Center
April 29, 2018
Contract - Experienced
Academic / Research
4 Year Degree
Participates in patient recruitment ensuring proper informed consent, eligibility requirements are met and enrolls patient onto trial. Manage patients on research study ensuring all study required visits are completed per protocol.
Maintains compliance with protocol requirements and all applicable regulatory requirements.
Performs accurate and complete data entry, case report form completion and query management. Maintains patient study binder per departmental guidelines including all related source documentation. Ensure data is enter into clinical trial monitoring systems.
Appropriately utilizes the electronic medical record for management of the patient on study and to communicate with clinical staff. Participate in monitoring visits, site initiation visits and close-out visits as needed. Familiarity with CTMS Real-Time a plus.
Attends required training, maintains applicable certification and/or licensure as required. Attends regularly scheduled departmental or team meetings. Performs other duties as assigned which may include clinical procedures such as electrocardiogram, phlebotomy, blood or CSF sample processing and shipping per regulations. Administration of cognitive rating scales such as Clinical Dementia Rating scale, Mini mental status examination, Montreal Cognitive assessment, CSSR-S.
Ensures regulatory compliance of clinical research program.
Develops and maintains website for marketing clinical research program.
Develops system for data collection and management of clinical research program registry information.
Coordinates development of clinical research program laboratory.
Coordinates interface between clinical research program and basic/clinical research collaborators at university and other institutions.
Assists in developing and implementing research studies to include writing clinical trials.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2 years experience in clinical trial research.
Experience with cognitive rating scales administration preferred, but will offer training.
Additional Salary Information: Contract position with competitive hourly. Minimum 30 hours/week, hourly contract.
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About Kerwin Research Center
Dr. Kerwin is the President of Kerwin Research Center, LLC. The Center specializes in clinical trials for therapeutic developments in neurodegenerative disorders. Her area of expertise is more than 15 years experience in clinical trials related to Alzheimer's disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, frontotemporal dementias, Lewy Body Disease, Parkinson's Disease and related cognitive disorders and dementia behaviors. Dr. Diana Kerwin is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed residency and Geriatric Medicine fellowship training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill.
Prior to founding Kerwin Research Center, LLC, Dr. Kerwin was assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern. She was part of the Northwestern University, National Institute on Aging funded, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where she had oversight of clinical trials and clinical research for the development of treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She also served on the national Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Studies Steering ...Committee, as chair of the Medical Safety committee for the LIFE (Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders) study and as the academic partner on several community initiatives to improve the care of senior adults with dementia in underserved areas.
Dr. Kerwin’s areas of research and clinical interests include the identification of risk markers and prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. She has lectured extensively on cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She is a member of the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association and is the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association-Dallas Chapter. Her award-winning research on the relationship between obesity and memory function in women has been featured in TIME Magazine and The Boston Globe, and on local and national news programs including the BBC. Her research has also garnered her recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association (Young Investigator Award) and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (Dr. Judith Stitt Faculty Scholar Award). In 2006 she received the T. Franklin Williams Research Scholar award, a competitive national award for her research investigating the effects of body weight and vascular risk factors on the development of cognitive decline and dementia.