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CRC Basic 2.0 - Registration is Open

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CTSC Clinical Trial Resources is pleased to announce our CRC Basic 2.0 training program, updated for the 2014-2015 year.

CRC Basic 2.0 is designed for investigators and staff who wish to improve their competency in the field of clinical research management. Upon completion of the Basic 2.0 program, participants will be prepared to coordinate clinical research projects from study initiation to close out in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines. The course specifically addresses local implementation of GCP in performing day-to-day clinical research activities at UC Davis.

The CRC Basic 2.0 training program is organized into 9 modules (listed below). Each module consists of a 60 minutes lecture, a 45 minutes hands-on training/exercise (e.g., mock clinical trial budget analysis and serious adverse event report). Certificates of completion are issued after completion of the post-module quizzes and eligible for a 3.0-hour continuing education credit towards CNE, SoCRA, or ACRP.
Participants can sign-up for individual modules or the entire course.  Each module is limited to 20 participants.

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CRC Mentoring Program

The CTSC CRC Mentoring Program is a one-on-one mentoring program for UCD Clinical Research Coordinators and other research staff in a CRC functional role (provided by request from a home Department/ORU). Priority is given to those participating in FDA-regulated clinical trials with drugs, devices or dietary supplements. The program is provided for a maximum of 10 hours of face-to-face training with a CTSC mentor. Department funding is required for the trainee to enter the program.

Mentoring Program Goals:

  • Expand knowledge of resources for clinical trials education and training
  • Provide individual personalized mentoring based on the mentee’s level of skills, knowledge and experience.

Mentee’s Goals:

  • Assess current level of skills and knowledge
  • Receive personalized education and training plan
  • Receive hands-on training for selected areas of core expertise
    Increase comfort level in job responsibilities

 Mentoring steps

  1. Intake : Read CTSC Clinical Trials SOP#3 and take go over Competency Assessment Checklist (included in the SOP)
  2. Introductory meeting: review knowledge gaps and design personalized training plan
  3. On site evaluation and assessment:  Informed consent process and documentation, Bllod draws, Regulatory Binders, Invision/EMR, Preparation of Regulatory Documents.
  4. Review: The mentoring program is considered complete when the identified knowledge/performance gaps are closed. The Coordinator Competencies Checklist will be used to evaluate completion of assigned training or tasks. Each section of the checklist will be dated and initialed by both the mentor and the mentee after completion.

 Contact: Virina De Jesus, Sr. Research Coordinator, CRC Mentoring Program Lead, CTSC Clinical Trials Group (

2014 2nd Annual CRC Recognition Award Dinner and ACRP Educational Event

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The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP), Northern California Chapter (NCC) held the 2nd Annual CRC Recognition Award Dinner and ACRP Educational Event on Thursday, April 17, 2014,  5:00 pm – 8:00 PM at UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. Sacramento, CA 95817.  

Attendees are ready for action Deans in attendance: Dr. Fred Meyers, UCD SOM Vice Dean and Dr. Ted Wun, Associate Dean for Research The awardees: Kyle Pimenta, Erica Goude and Corinne Turell



 Bonnie Miller, President, NorCal ACRP Chapter  Guest Speaker: Jane Alexander- " Efficient Monitoring-Everyone Gains."  The organizers -Clinical Trials Resource Group. From left to right: Suzan Bruce, Kate Marusina, Tracy Hysong, Virina De Jesus, Elizabeth Mathis

2013 Inaugural CRC Recognition Award Dinner and ACRP Educational Event

The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP), Northern California Chapter (NCC) co-sponsored the inaugural UCD Clinical Research Coordinators Recognition and Educational Event  (Thursday, June 20, 2013,  6:00 pm – 9:00 PM @  Med Educational Bldg., Room 1204 & Atrium,  4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817).

Three outstanding research coordinators - Breanna Jarrard, Maya Juarez and, Amanda Diep - were presented with  a gift card, certificate of award and commemorative plaque.

Awardee Breanna Jarrard and her Manager, Jennifer Kellog (Radiation Oncology)

Ellen Vlastelin and Leslie Anunciacion accepting awards on behalf of Maya Juarez and Amanda Diep

Event organizers - Eric Garcia, ACRP Northern California Chapter and Sacramento Event Manager with Virina De Jesus, Sr. CRC, CTSC

Clinical Trials Resource Group: Tracy Hysong, Virina De Jesus, Suzie Bruce, Liz Mathis, Kate Marusina and Denise Owensby

Patty Kaspar, the speaker - "How to stay current in your Clinical Research Career"

Kitty Lombardo, Administrative Director, CTSC and Dr. Lars Berglund, Director, CTSC and Sr. Associate Dean for Research