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Network Capacity

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Links the UTMB CTSA Hub with the greater CTSA Network.

Network_Capacity_mission_and_aimsMission or Goal:
The mission of the Network Capacity core of the UTMB CTSA is to support network-wide clinical trials, studies, and activities by linking our Hub with the Trial Innovation Network (TIN) and the CTSA Program Central Resources, including the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) and the Clinical Data to Health Coordinating Center (CD2H-CC).
 
The Network Capacity Specific Aims are:

1. Improve access, rapidly respond to, and support CTSA Network TIN studies.  
2.  Support and link the CTSA Program Central Resources with the UTMB Hub.
3. Disseminate Team Science training to the CTSA Network.

The Network Capacity core Hub Liaison Team is committed to provide a nurturing environment to conduct high quality, efficient, and regulation-compliant multisite clinical trials in our areas of unique strength. We continue to expand and enhance the clinical research and informatics infrastructure to provide more opportunities for our investigators to participate in TIN multi-site clinical trials and CLIC and CD2H-CC initiatives. We will also support the local development of multisite studies to propose for dissemination by the TIN and dissemination of our Team Science training programs and Informatics discoveries.

 

Hub Liaison Team

Network Capacity

87783_Volpi_Elena Position
Associate Director, ITS
Director, Sealy Center on Aging
Professor, Geriatrics

Leader, Medical Director.  Responsible for overall operations of the Hub Liaison Team. Identifies opportunities for UTMB participation in Network activities and studies, identifies PIs for TIN and CD2H-CC initiatives, coordinates with Special Populations Coordinating Center to increase inclusion of special populations in Newtork studies, participates to conferences and meetings, representative for Lifespan DTF, communicates with TIN and CTSA Program Resources.

Bio: https://researchexperts.utmb.edu/en/persons/elena-volpi, https://www.utmb.edu/scoa/volpi.asp

Email: evolpi@utmb.edu
Kinsky_Michael Position
Director, ITS Clinical Research Center
Professor, Anesthesiology

Medical Co-Director. Responsible for identifying PIs and supporting the implementation of Network CTs.

Bio: https://researchexperts.utmb.edu/en/persons/michael-kinsky

Email: mkinsky@utmb.edu
Position
Director, OCR

Program Manager. Responsible for oversight and implementation of TIN protocols.

Email: lasimon@utmb.edu
Position
Research Operations Manager

Navigator. Responsible for assisting investigators in the utilization of the TIN and Hub resources and facilitating contracts and building budgets for clinical trials.

Email: lghernan@utmb.edu
Position
Research Regulatory Specialist

Central IRB Liaison. Responsible for implementation of cIRB agreements, including SMART IRB and others

Email: vimcnama@utmb.edu
Position
Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Study Coordinator. Support for recruitment of maternal-fetal patients into trials.

Email: hawest@utmb.edu
Position
Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Study Coordinator. Support for recruitment of pediatric patients into trials.

Email: mashafer@utmb.edu
Position
Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Study Coordinator. Support for recruitment of adult and geriatric patients into trials.

Email: pskinkis@utmb.edu
Position
Biostatistician, EHR data specialist

EHR Data Manager. Responsible for the performance of feasibility studies and data extraction from the EHR for clinical trials.

Email: enhsu@utmb.edu
Position
Assistant Professor, ITS; Biomedical informaticist.

CD2H-CC Liaison. Responsible for interoperativity between the UTMB Hub and the CD2H-CC.

Email: jmstarke@utmb.edu
Position
Adjunct Professor

Team Science Education Leader. Disseminates Team Science training across network.

Email: kcwooten@utmb.edu

Contact

Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, Hub Liaison Team Director
evolpi@utmb.edu

Lori Simon, Program Manager and OCR Director
lasimon@utmb.edu

Jonathan Starkey, MD, PhD, Informatics Liaison
jmstarke@utmb.edu

Kevin Wooten, PhD, Team Science Education Liaison
kcwooten@utmb.edu

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