The goal of the staff working in the Department of Clinical Investigations (DCI) is to ensure timely enrollment of participants into clinical trials and to provide quality data. DCI Staff is comprised of a variety of roles, which include Registered Nurses, Study Coordinators, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Coordinators, and Administrative (Support) staff. All DCI Staff members are trained in Good Clinical Practices (GCP), International Convention of Harmonization (ICH) and are also highly experienced in oncology research. Certifications held within the department include Oncology Certified nurse (OCN?), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), and Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Research Nurses and Study Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned clinical trials, screening of potential study patients, enrollment, ongoing patient education and coordination of care for patients outside the local area. Our Nurses and Study Coordinators maintain close communication with their study sponsors – helping to promote a well-executed clinical trial.
Data management is handled by Clinical Research Assistants and Data Coordinators. They are responsible for case report form (CRF) completion (many years of experience with paper CRFs and various electronic data capture EDC systems), query resolution, and are held to internal standards that ensure a quality and timely product.
For additional information, contact:
Gerardo Medina, RN, BSN, CCRP
Director, Research Nursing
7979 Wurzbach Road, Z441
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 450-1789