Bullard is A/P employee of the quarter

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CCR’s Bullard named A/P employee of the quarter

          Julie Bullard, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at the Center for Clinical Research (CCR) has been named the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM) Administrative/Professional of the quarter.

          Julie was surprised to find out the news during a CCR Projects meeting on Monday, July 28 when SIUSM Clinical Assessment Coordinator Mary Aiello announced the honor in front of Julie’s colleagues.

Whitaker earns LSS Green Belt

     CCR’s Whitaker earns Lean Six Sigma green belt

       Tiffany Whitaker earned her Lean Six Sigma green belt on June 26th after completing 57 class hours and a quality improvement project in the management philosophy program.

       According to Whitaker, Lean Six Sigma is customer and process focused, providing a disciplined approach with well defined roles and infrastructure using statistical and data-based decisions providing bottom line financial benefit.

Westrick Recieves the Toth Award

Heather Westrick and Dean Dorsey

Heather Westrick, financial administrator for the Center for Clinical Research, received the Frank J. Toth Award on April 4th at the SIU School of Medicine Employee Recognition Lunch. This award recognizes non-faculty personnel whose work supports the research mission of the School and is given to honor the memory of Frank Toth, who worked for many years as a chemist for the Environmental Protection Agency. Congratulations to Heather for this well-deserved recognition of her hard work!

Springfield Collaborative

Springfield Collaborative

The Springfield Collaborative for Active Child Health (Springfield Collaborative) is a growing, academic-community partnership dedicated to the prevention and reduction of child obesity, and the improvement of children’s physical activity and nutritional behaviors in central Illinois. Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents.

Campbell Named Inventor of the Year

Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D.
Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D., received the Inventor of the Year Award from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Campbell was honored for her work with agents that can protect against noise and drug-induced hearing loss and other side effects of cancer therapies. Campbell is professor and director of audiology research in the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery at SIU School of Medicine. The award was given on October 19, 2012, during the SIU Technology and Innovation Expo in Carbondale.

Coaches in the Research Race

Test Tubes

The Center for Clinical Research can help scientists navigate the mazes of clinical trials to make the experience easier and more efficient.

A young physician has a great idea to help patients. But where does he start? A basic researcher is ready to take her research to clinical trials, but she’s never written a protocol. What does she do? An experienced researcher is looking to take his findings to the next level. Where can he turn?

More About CCR

801 at Night

In 2010, a newly centralized group of SIU educators and staff began focusing their efforts on clinical, translational and outcomes research. The SIU Center for Clinical Research (CCR) provides shared services that are difficult to maintain by individual investigators. "Concentrated research support and resources can save costs, produce economy of effort, and it promotes safety and compliance," said Sandra Puczynski, Ph.D., administrative director of the center. "Bringing everyone together made sense."  

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