Vital Signs of Research Performance: Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Research Program
Prepared by: Rhonda Paz, PhD, CRCP, Chief Executive Officer of Phase Up Research
Presented by: Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA of Phase Up Research Phase Up Research
Running a successful research program requires integration of many elements and microprocesses. When keeping up with the day-to-day tasks required to run the operation, it is easy to lose focus of the overarching key performance metrics – what are they, how to track them, and to whom and how to report them.
Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA will discuss the essential performance indicators and share techniques, tools and communication strategies to ensure you are keeping a finger on the pulse of your research operation performance.
- Identify the most essential components of performance
- Learn techniques for monitoring the key performance metrics
- Gain an understanding of the types of tools and processes available to effectively track, monitor and communicate the performance metrics and outcomes of your research program
About the Presenter
Rhonda Paz, PhD, CRCP, Chief Executive Officer of Phase Up
Rhonda has more than 30 years of leadership experience in clinical research administration. She is a transformational leader, and as CEO of Phase Up Research, provides visionary and strategic guidance to the company, as well as clients.
Before founding Phase Up, she was the Chief Operating Officer of GuideStar Clinical Trials Management, creating and managing the clinical research support services model focused on augmenting health system and academic medical center research efforts. She also lead the company’s consulting services. Paz has served in executive roles at multiple academic medical centers including Moffit Cancer Center and the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, building and managing cancer research programs. Additionally, she was instrumental in creating the Louisiana Cancer Center Research Consortium, comprised of LSU, Tulane University and Xavier University. Her experience makes her uniquely adept at start-up and re-engineering of research programs in complex health care organizations.
Rhonda holds a PhD in Health Administration and a BA in Business Administration and Management. She has earned the designation of Certified Research Contract Professional and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Research Professionals. Rhonda is a highly sought-after speaker and author within the research and healthcare industry and is a highly regarded consultant to hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers across the country. Her guidance and comprehensive knowledge base has lead health care organizations in the creation of efficient research infrastructures positioned for growth, compliance and financial stability.