Society for Clinical Research Coordination and Management




Date: Wednesday February 14th  
Time: 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Smilow Center for Translational Research Lobby

Join us for the event and meet representatives from departments and organizations across campus and beyond that can provide you with the tools and resources you’ve been looking for! This event is open to all University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Clinical Research Staff .  Tools and resources will be directed at Clinical Research Coordinators, Project Managers, and Research Support Staff. Workshops for CRC credit will also be available throughout the day.   

Contact Bridget Nolan at  if you have any questions.


SCRCM Upcoming Events

SCRCM General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 5th 
Time: 12:00pm
Where: Maloney Building 8030
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SCRCM 2017 Holiday Party
Date: Thursday, December 7th 
Time: 12:00PM to 3:00pm
Where: 14th Floor, Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
There will be appetizers, desserts, beverages and an opportunity to meet and mingle with your Penn research colleagues and coworkers.
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SCRCM Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser
Date: Now until Sunday, December 17th
The Society for Clinical Research Coordination and Management supports the professional development of Penn clinical research personnel through a variety of professional development and networking opportunities offered throughout the year. We’ve just kicked off our fundraiser through Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and we are offering a variety of delicious chocolates and other gifts! 50% of all sales profits will go directly to the society. These are great to spread some holiday cheer for coordinators and collaborative sites.
Buying Chocolates
A website has been setup specifically for our Society for Clinical Research Coordination fundraising campaign. To connect to this site, please click here or copy & paste the following URL into your browser:
You can have your purchases delivered directly to your door or setup to have them delivered personally. We have been assured that all deliveries ordered by Sunday, 12/17, will be delivered before Christmas Day.
Please feel free to reach out to our point-person, Whitney Richardson at


Event: Penn-CHOP Cooperative Agreements-Conducting Research Across Institutions: IRB Submissions and Perspective

PROSPER & Penn’s Office of Clinical Research

Collaborative Research Between CHOP and PENN

This session will feature a representative from both the CHOP and PENN IRBs discussing what is required from a IRB/regulatory perspective when conducting research across both institutions. Questions gathered from the research community at both institutions will be addressed by the IRBs, and a Q&A session after their presentation will be included. This session will be held both at CHOP and Penn premises. Questions and discussion is highly encouraged. To submit your questions prior to the event, please go to the redcap link:

DECEMBER 4, 2017    9:30am - 11:00 a.m, CTRB, 1st Floor, 1100-B, CHOP

DECEMBER 12, 2017  9:30am -11:00am, Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Auditorium, Penn

SPEAKERS: Amy Schwartzoff, Director, Human Subjects Research, CHOP IRB & Patrick Stanko, Assistant Director, University of Pennsylvania IRB


SCRCM 2017 Winter Holiday Party


Clinical Trials Radio Blog presents "Dr. Carl June's CAR-T Cell Journey and the Cancer Treatment Revolution"

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) has partnered with TrialX’s Cure Talk, a global online radio blog platform, to host an online interview with Dr. Carl June, his CAR-T cell journey and to understand nuances of the CAR therapy. 

Questions? Please contact the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) at or 215-662-4484


IRB Bulletin - Penn Wide Announcements for Active Researchers

What’s Up Next? Common Rule and the New Frontier of Research
Friday December 1, 2017 - 10:00am - Flyers/Sixers Surgery Theatre

IRB 101 – Creating Your Research Application
Monday November 13, 2017 – 9:30am – IRB Conference Room 3800 Spruce St, Rm. 151

Community Driven Research Day
Tuesday December 6, 2017-Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th St, Room 200 A & B 

Expanded Access: FDA Describes Efforts to Ease Application Process

For more details, please refer to email or contact the IRB. 


Care Everywhere access in PennChart and Research Use

This communication is in response to recent access requests and questions about whether Care Everywhere.

After several discussions, it has been decided that for the time being, Care Everywhere use for Research is not permitted. Epic, which sponsors Care Everywhere, has made clear in its Rules of the Road, which all EPIC using institutions must agree to, that Care Everywhere may be used for treatment purposes only and that Care Everywhere may not be used for research purposes.

For more details, please refer to email or contact OCR. 


Don`t Forget Your Flu Shot

Penn faculty and staff can prepare for flu season with a free influenza vaccine on-campus at one of the University convenient clinics. Visit UPenn Flu Clinic Website for details.

HUP employees or those with a hospital login can receive a flu shot by printing a form through UPHS Intranet.


Message from Information Services UPHS VPN Retirement

Due to increased security concerns with the legacy VPN remote access solution, it will be decommissioned at midnight Monday, October 9th.  Earlier this year, Information Services introduced a new remote access capability and began enrolling staff. 

Please refer to email or contact OCR for more details.

Penn's Way - A Workplace Charitable Campaign

Please consider donating to the University of Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Research Coordination and Management (SCRCM) as part of the Penns Way Campaign.  The Penns Way Campaign runs from September 26ththrough November 11th

How to Make a Pledge:

  • Go to the Penn's Way website at 
  • Enter Pennkey and Password if prompt
  • Find Org. Code
  • Type 52534
  • Enter dollar amount

52534 University Of Pennsylvania - Society for Clinical Research Coordination and Management