Dr. Meagher's Message
Welcome to the Fall!
I hope you have all had an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones over the summer months, and, although we never really slow down at Penn Medicine, I do hope you were able to take some time to recharge those batteries.
As we enter the Fall season, we look forward to launching a more interactive website, designed to communicate more effectively with our community and partners as we seek greater visibility for the clinical research enterprise across all facets of Penn Medicine. We will also work to finalize career paths in order to ensure professional advancement opportunities for Clinical Research Professionals, and work to establish more awards of recognition for all who contribute to the clinical research enterprise.
In doing so, we hope to partner with you and look to you to share your ideas with us via the OCR Mailbox. In the meantime, we are here to answer any questions and resolve any hurdles in pursuit of our shared mission to facilitate clinical research at Penn Medicine.
Celebrate clinical research staff who best exemplify excellence in the clinical research profession.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m.
Location: TBA (virtual or in-person)
GCP Training Upgrade
Trainings offered through ACRP were upgraded July 13. Upgrades include enhanced training content and repairs to many technical issues.
OCR Facebook Page
Did you know? OCR can post your study on Facebook/ClinicalTrialsAtPenn at no cost, or help you boost your post to10k+ viewers for $25 per week.
The Research Analytics Storefront is live for researchers and teams to access tools at Penn where data maybe utilized for research purposes. Tools highlighted include: TriNetX, SlicerDicer, Cosmos and I2B2.
New features for RESEARCH:
New Research Icon Has an Edge
The new icon features three interlocking hexagons, giving it a distinct, unique look that replaces the Erlenmeyer flask.
Storyboards Show Research Participation More Clearly
The research study indicator for patients actively enrolled in a research study is moving out of the Notifications area of Storyboard and into the Key Information area, which makes it easier for users to see research participation. Users can also hover over the indicator to see key details about the patient's active studies at a glance.
Customizing patient facing study messages in MyPennMedicine
Engage patients—and keep them engaged—by providing patient-facing study descriptions tailored to enrollment status in MyPennMedicine. For example, you might create one study description for patients you’re recruiting for the study and another for those already enrolled.
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Office of Clinical Research
If you have specific questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org (c/o Lori Conley).
Best Practices for Maintaining HIPAA Compliance and Protecting Personal Health Information (PHI) is now required to maintain access and for new REDCap accounts.
Welcome Thomas Hohing as OCR’s Recruitment Specialist. Tom earned a master's degree in Public Relations and brings 20+ years recruitment experience, including 5+ years of research recruiting at Penn.
Tom is dedicated to assisting Penn’s clinical research teams achieve their recruitment goals.
Virtual recruitment consultations every Monday and Friday by appointment:12:30 to 1:30. Schedule Here
Clinical Research Workshops
OCR offers weekly workshops on clinical research topics. Continuing education credits offered. View the calendar and register here:
How to update a patient referral status — watch a video tutorial. Help us keep metrics up to date, so we can continue to offer iConnect at no cost to the research community.
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