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How to Be an Effective Principal Investigator

How to Be an Effective Principal Investigator

September 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online Event
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Aric Lane

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This is a deep dive into the critical leadership role of the Principal Investigator for a clinical trial. You will work through case studies that highlight important compliance responsibilities, quality assurance, and methods to manage the clinical research team.

Event Materials

2 MBSLIDE PRESENTATION: How to Be an Effective Principal Investigator


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the level of responsibility of the principal investigator to oversee clinical research projects
  2. Describe how to operationalize tools to meet the training and oversight needed for your study (checklists, logs, templates)
  3. Discuss best practices for accomplishing adequate supervision despite tight timelines, competing priorities, and limited resources.

Schedule of Activities

12:00-12:05pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
12:05-1:25pm – Presentation and Q&A
1:25pm-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

About the Speaker

Ann J. Melvin, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Melvin received her MD and MPH from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship training at the University of Washington.

Dr. Melvin is the director of the clinical HIV program at Seattle Children’s Hospital where she provides primary care services for HIV-exposed and infected children and adolescents. Her research effort focuses on clinical trials in HIV‐infected children and adolescents to investigate optimal management strategies for initial and long‐term treatment for these children. Through the NIH-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group, she has been chair or co‐chair of several national and international clinical trials. Dr. Melvin has been the co‐chair of the Regulatory Support and Bioethics Core of the University of Washington Institute for Translational Health Sciences and is now the faculty lead for the ITHS Recruitment Support Service.

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