Clinical trials are an important step in discovering new treatments as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the risk of disease.
Stanford Radiology has a very special team of hardworking research staff who are the foundation of our program.
To be successful in research coordination requires a very special talent. You must be highly knowledgeable in FDA, local IRB, Stanford University and the Cancer Institute rule and regulations.
That is just the beginning.
You will oversee the proper execution and adherence to your assigned studies. You must be well versed in multiple modalities as you often have studies in different areas such as Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and IR.
You must understand diferent disease types (cancer and non-cancer) in order to recruit and screen patients for the study. You must collaborate with different clinical and non-clinical members of different teams inside and outside of Radiology. You must work with sponsors and clinical research organizations. You will navigate the process with patients and their families from consent to treatment and often through long term follow up.
You will work with study contracts and budgets, IND and FDA annual reports galore!
It’s a journey filled with frequent challenges. Yet the synergy continues to grow!
I’m so proud of this team and the many talents (too many to even mention in one space) they bring to work everyday. Our clinical research program is better everyday because of their many and frequent contributions to the Department of Radiology clinical research core.
Risa Jiron, Clinical Research Manager