Clinical Research Seminar


Clinical Research Seminars are sponsored by the CRRO (which receives support from the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Office of Human Research Affairs (OHRA).

The purpose of the monthly seminars is to enhance attendees’ knowledge regarding important ethical, regulatory, and operational clinical/human research topics.

Seminars take place from 12 to 1 p.m., typically on the second Wednesday of the month. Come and enjoy lunch, earn some CMEs, and get updated on clinical research!

Seminar Schedule 2016 – 2017

Wed., September 14, 2016 — L-110:

IRB Makeover: Top Ten Recent Changes
Fanny Ennever, PhD, CIP, Manager, Regulatory Policy Development, Office of Human Research Affairs


Wed., October 26, 2016 — R115:

Topic:  INSPIRing changes to the IRB process: New templates and more!
John F. Ennever, MD, PhD, Director, Office of the Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Protection


Wed., November 9, 2016 — L-110

Topic:  Clinical Research Billing and Related Compliance Issue
Joyce S. Samet, JD, CHRC, Research Compliance Officer, Boston Medical Center


Wed., December 14, 2016 — L-110

Topic:  Launching the BMC/BU Medical Campus Research Professionals  Network
Mary-Tara Roth, RN, MSN, MPH, Director, Clinical Research Resources Office, Karla Damus, PhD, MSPH, MN, RN, and a RPN Panel

Wed., January 18, 2017 — L-110

Topic: and the Final Rule
Joyce S. Samet, JD, CHRC, Research Compliance Officer, Boston Medical Center
Mary-Tara Roth, RN, MSN, MPH, Director, Clinical Research Resources Office

Wed., February 8, 2017 — L-110

Topic: Decisional Capacity in Research Informed Consent
Robert Stern, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology
Clinical Core Director, BU Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center

Wed., March 8, 2017 — L-110

Topic: Digital Strategies for Recruitment and Retention
Lisa Marceau, MPH, VP of Media and Communications, New England Research Institutes
Julia Coleman, BA, PMP, Project Manager and Media Specialist,  New England Research Institutes

Wed., April 12, 2017 — L-110

Topic: Research Data Security
Thomas Moore, MD, Associate Provost, Medical Campus, and Executive Director, Office of Human Research Affairs
Bobby Sprinkle, MS, Assistant Vice President, Research and Medical Campus Technology Services
Arthur Harvey, MS, Chief Information Officer, Boston Medical Center

Wed., May 10, 2017 — L-110

Topic: BMC Investigational Pharmacy Services
Stephen Zalewski, PharmD, CCRC Manager, Investigational Pharmacy Services, Boston Medical Center

Wed, June 14, 2017 — L-110

Topic: Update on the BUMC/BMC Professionals Researchers Network

Past Seminars and Recruitment & Retention Roundtables 

See slides, videos, and/or audiofiles for past seminars.

CME information:
CMEs are available for this seminar. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.