Research Center Profile:
Center for Healthcare Innovation & Clinical Trials
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The Center for Healthcare Innovation & Clinical Trials (CHI&CT) at Arizona State University is a dedicated clinical research center within Health Outcomes @ ASU. CHI&CT has built a community network of clinical research partner sites (i.e., Hospitals, MD practices and stand-alone research sites) in the metro-Phoenix area.
The Center fosters excellence in collaboration, outreach, research, and educational (CORE) activities to support and promote clinical research that advances healthcare through innovative products, processes, and educational programs. Along with its diverse Community Advisory Board, the Center aims to increase cutting-edge medical treatments to the public, assist Clinical Research Organizations and sponsors with study placement, and educate the public about the benefits of participating in clinical trials.
Arizona State University’s bioscience faculty members in its colleges have extensive experience in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and biomedical research across the healthcare continuum. Established in 2007 to integrate University biomedical trial capabilities, the Center is located on the new Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
The Center operates CONECTR (Community-Oriented Network to Enhance Clinical Trials and Research), www.conectr.org , a broad-based community consortium of leading clinical research investigators and sites conducting clinical trials in most therapeutic areas, including drug, device, vaccine, and biologics. With our knowledge of sites and investigators, CONECTR enables you to find sites that are qualified to meet your study requirements. We are proud to offer you investigators and research sites that are prequalified and experienced, compliant, efficient, and located to allow clustering of monitoring resources.
In 2010, the Center formed a non-exclusive alliance with Quintiles, the world’s largest, global clinical research contract organization (CRO). Arizona State University is one of 10 global prime sites for Quintiles, and almost all of Quintiles’ Arizona-based clinical trials are now placed through the Center, which refers these trials to its CONECTR sites. Quintiles and CONECTR share a vision to enhance clinical trial quality and delivery.
CONECTR Principal Investigators and Sub-Investigators are too numerous to be listed in this profile. Their expertise is in 18 of the 20 therapeutic areas listed by CenterWatch.
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Carl Yamashiro, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Associate Director, CHI&CT at Arizona State University
More than 15 years of technology and product development in the diagnostics arena involving both biomarker and device development. Dr. Yamashiro has managed several multi-million dollar R&D programs which included clinical research activities
Additional CRC, PI, Regulatory Affairs, and administrative staff support multiple clinical trials for drugs, devices, biologics, vaccines, health process, service and outcome research projects
Sharon Goldsworthy, MC, LPC
With the Center since 2008, Sharon is responsible for development and management of the CONECTR network of community-based research sites. She coordinates the referral of studies to sites and works closely with them to support their success from site identification, through study start-up, enrollment and site closeout.
More than 20 years of healthcare experience, including leadership of multi-million dollar multi-service healthcare operation.
The Phoenix metro area includes approximately 4.8 million people. About 29% of the population of Maricopa County is Hispanic/Latino, 5% is African-American, 3.5% is Asian and 2% is Native American. The Phoenix metro area is over 9,000 square miles in area, which creates an ideal opportunity for placing one study in more than one location, thus consolidating monitoring resources.
Master of Science in Clinical Research Management (CRM)
Arizona State University’s MS in Clinical Research Management is the first advanced degree program in Arizona and among the few in the nation to educate clinical research managers. The program is designed for students from diverse backgrounds including nursing, allied health professionals, and other life science disciplines. The multidisciplinary 33-credit program has an online format that includes an on-campus immersion session to provide students face-to-face contact with clinical research leaders and each other.
Master of Science in Regulatory Science and Health Safety (RSHS)
The Master of Science in Regulatory Science and Health Safety (RSHS) is designed as a full time in-classroom degree that will be completed over two years. The purpose of the MS degree is to prepare students for careers in the field of Regulatory Affairs with an emphasis on safety, risk management, partnership development, and leadership. The program also builds and strengthens communication skills such as creating, delivering and defending presentations and learning regulatory writing techniques.
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