Research Program Structural Optimization: A Best Practices Approach
Complion Free Educational Webinar
Research program structures vary widely among healthcare organizations. Dr. Paz and Ms. Trainor-Thomas, drawing from their extensive experience in the clinical trial space, will share research infrastructure best practices from around the country. Additionally, they will touch on key aspects of marketing research programs to both internal and external audiences.
During this webinar, the speakers offer valuable insight into structural optimization and growth through staffing, standardization and communications.
Specific areas covered are:
- Centralized versus decentralized staffing structures
- The importance of specialized job functions
- The best staffing structures for real-world situations
- Effective job descriptions to ensure hires are based on qualifications and skills needed
- Marketing and communication methods
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Shirley Trainor-Thomas – Chief Strategy Officer, GuideStar
With experience in both clinical trials operations and hospital administration, Shirley Trainor-Thomas focuses on developing solid relationships with physicians and hospitals, as well as the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries. She is responsible for strategic direction and new product development. Prior to joining GuideStar, Shirley was in clinical trials management leadership roles spearheading partnerships with numerous health systems, hospitals and physician practices and directed the clinical trial procurement process for those clients. Before gaining her clinical research experience, Shirley worked in several hospital systems holding management positions that included business development, managed care contracting, marketing, outpatient service management and physician acquisitions. Shirley is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the editorial board of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals’ publication, Clinical Researcher.