Protocol Navigation: Accelerating the Development of Clinical Translational Research
Co-hosted by The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN)
Presented by: Donna Brassil MA, RN, CCRC, Clinical Research Facilitator, Rockefeller University
In translational research there are increasing challenges related to scientific and biostatistical rigor, regulatory requirements, and bioethical review as well as a demand for more rapid discoveries to improve health outcomes. One strategy to overcome these barriers includes developing a protocol navigation program.
This session will discuss Rockefeller University’s protocol navigation program including:
- The role of the navigator
- The value of navigation
- The metrics used to evaluation the program
About Donna Brassil: Donna F. Brassil has 20 years of clinical experience in Urology. She is currently the Clinical Research Facilitator at The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In this role, she assists the scientists and MD's in translating their bench discoveries into human subject research by supporting protocol development, designing research studies, and teaching investigators how to conduct clinical research.
Formerly, she was the Director of Clinical Trials for the Urology Department at New York University Medical Center. In this role, she was accountable for the administrative and clinical operations of all urologic clinical trials and research initiatives. The clinical trials focused on urinary incontinence, male and female sexuality, BPH, and urologic cancers. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Nursing for seven clinical surgical units in the Department of Nursing at the same Medical Center and formerly the GU Nurse Manager. Ms. Brassil graduated from SUNY, Downstate Medical Center with a BSN and from New York University with a MA in Nursing Education.
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