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NextGen Clinical Trial Investigator Training - Session 1, Sept. 21

The NextGen Clinical Trial Investigator Training is a five-session educational program designed for faculty who are either involved in clinical trials or who would like to become involved. The series includes lectures and panel discussions from leaders across the University of Missouri System, as well as Washington University in St. Louis, to define the regulatory, operational and ethical components of clinical trials, with the goal of developing a skilled workforce that provides the highest level of patient safety, teamwork and data quality. The program also covers institution-specific resources for investigators.

Timeframe: Five weeks, starting Sept. 21 through Oct. 19

  • 4:30 p.m. - dinner and networking opportunities
  • 5-6:30 p.m. - session program
  • additional videos to view to complete coursework

Follow the links below for speaker information at each session.

Sept. 21 - Session 1: What is a Clinical Trial & Patient Perspective
Sept. 28 - Session 2: Audit Ready Trials & Lessons Learned
Oct. 5 - Session 3: Patient Recruitment & Informed Consent
Oct. 12 - Session 4: Responsible Conduct of Research & Organizing Your Study Team
Oct. 19 - Session 5: Institutional Resources  


Session 1: What is a Clinical Trial & Patient Perspective

Mary Christie
  Welcome—Mary Christie, Senior Director of Education – Health Affairs, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Office, MU
Scott Rector
Bill Powderly

NextGen Precision Health—R. Scott Rector, PhD, Director of Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building, Associate Professor, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, MU

Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences—Bill Powderly, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Parvesh Kumar
Matthew Macaluso

What is a Clinical Trial?—Parvesh Kumar, MD, Associate Dean of Clinical & Translational Research, MU School of Medicine

New Investigator Manual—Matthew Macaluso, DO, Bee McWane Reid Professor and Clinical Director, Depression and Suicide Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kim Kimminau
Jeff Ordway


  Patient Perspective—Kim Kimminau, PhD, Chief of Staff and Chief of Planning for the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Office, MU, and Jeff Ordway, Patient Research Advocate, MU