School of Nursing Newsletter

News from the Clinical Research Program

News from the Graduate School in CLR

A review of the Masters of Science degree program within the Clinical Research program was conducted in July. Since graduate programs are reviewed every five years and the first graduate students in the MS in CLR were enrolled during the fall 2011 semester, this was the first review of its kind for this program. Graduate coordinator Jim Lyon, who prepared the report, met with UNCW and CHHS officials. The report was well-received and review findings will provide direction for the MS in CLR program and are expected to promote its growth. 

A total of 23 graduate students have been admitted to the MS CLR program during the current semester. 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in CLR

The Clinical Research program admitted the first class of students into the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Clinical Research Operations. The new 18-credit hour program allows students who may lack experience in clinical research opportunities for possible entry and progression within the profession. This first class is comprised of 10 students.

CLR Student's Honors Project

HonorsClinical Research student Stephanie Spencer (May ’18) developed an Honors project in which she wrote informed consent simulation scenarios for Clinical Research students and standardized patients (patient actors). These situations were carried out in June and July. They portrayed situations in which there is a lack of understanding of terminology, a language barrier and a case involving a patient with dementia. The goal is to use these videos for online learning in the undergraduate Clinical Research program.  Jared Kerr is the faculty advisor for this project. 

Faculty Training

Clinical Research faculty Susan Sinclair attended the NIH training course “Short Course in Genomics,” which was sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute Aug. 8-11.