FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16 December 2013
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Internationaljulie@stti.iupui.edu
Researchers release only comprehensive reference volume
for managing clinical trials
Guidance from the front lines, decades of experience
benefits nurse and non-nurse researchers
INDIANAPOLIS — One of the world’s leading clinical research coordinators and one of the top clinical researchers have collaborated to the provide the only comprehensive reference for managing clinical trials. Clinical Research Manual: Practical Tools and Templates for Managing Clinical Research is published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, and Mark E. Rupp, MD, both currently practicing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, have conducted dozens of clinical research trials. They have worked collaboratively with research professionals on national and internationally based trials for more than two decades. Their practical knowledge and best practices are incorporated into a reference volume that covers the essential elements of conducting clinical trials in the health care setting.
The unique reference manual also offers templates and practical strategies to serve as a springboard for solving the logistical challenges faced by research professionals, such as study feasibility, budgeting, and managing risk.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health currently lists nearly 150,000 clinical studies with human participants in all 50 states and 184 countries (ClinicalTrials.gov, 6/12/13).
Clinical Research Manual: Practical Tools and Templates for Managing Clinical Research
By R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, and Mark E. Rupp, MD
Published by STTI, 2013
Price: US $34.95. Soft cover, 320 pages. Trim size: 5⅜ x 8⅜
R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, is the nurse coordinator of Clinical Research Projects in Infectious Diseases section at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and she has been a research nurse for more than 25 years. Her experience includes coordinating clinical research trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, federal agencies, and investigator-initiated trials. She has also worked as a dedicated subject recruiter and manager of a clinical trials office.
Mark E. Rupp, MD, is professor and chief of Infectious Diseases and medical director of the Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research experience includes leading numerous infectious disease bench and clinical trials as the principal investigator. Dr. Rupp is past president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He was the medical director for a hospital-based clinical trials office and has served as an advisor for the CDC, FDA, NIH, and VA.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.