Centralized Clinical Trials Office (CTO): Best Practices & Challenges

On-Demand Webinar
Presented by: Rhonda Hoffman, System Director of Research and Elizabeth Couch, BA, CCRP, Manager of Research Regulatory Operations at Norton Healthcare
Webinar objectives: 
  • Discuss methods of developing and implementing an effective CTO
  • Identify strategies for a successful CTO
  • Identify challenges involved in creating CTORegister today! 
  • Discuss lessons learned along the way
  • Identify new technology to keep your research program one step ahead
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About the Presenters
Hoffman_ RhondaRhonda A. Hoffman, CCRP
System Director, Research
Norton Healthcare Research Office

Rhonda Hoffman has been working in clinical research for over 20 years as part owner of a Louisville based CRO and at hospitals in the Louisville metro area.  For the past 9 years, Rhonda has served as the System Director of Research at Norton Healthcare, Inc. in Louisville, KY. 

She was instrumental in establishing the Gaining Essentials about Research (GEAR) program to promote continuing education for research professionals in the Louisville metro area and this program won the Making a Difference Award at Norton Healthcare.  Rhonda has been a member for 13 years and has served for the past 9 years as the chair of the Collaborative Research Group (CRG), a collaboration of research institutions in Louisville, KY.  


Couch_ ElizabethElizabeth A. Couch, CCRP
Manager, Research Regulatory Operations
Norton Healthcare Research Office

Elizabeth has over thirteen years of research experience, both in an academic and hospital based setting in Louisville, KY.  She has been a part of the Norton Healthcare, Inc. family for over six years, currently serving as the Manager for Research Regulatory Operations.

Elizabeth leads a highly skilled regulatory team that provides support to the diverse studies and researchers within the organization.  She has been instrumental in implementing new processes, reducing study timelines, and is a subject matter expert for the organization.  She recently successfully implemented an electronic regulatory binder system, which has led to numerous benefits for both internal researchers and external customers, changing the structure of regulatory operations at Norton Healthcare.