CTRC Facilitator

The CTRC offers a facilitator service at no charge to help design and implement clinical research studies within the CTRC. The Adult facilitators are Carl Shaw, M.Ed, MBA, CIP and Carissa Fuller, MSN, CRNP, with leadership provided by associate program director, Michael Rickels, MD, MTR. The Pediatric facilitator is Sharon Carbonara, BSN, RN.

We recommend working with a CTRC Facilitator at the time of grant application to enhance the research design and to communicate details regarding CTRC resources and costs. For funded applications, a CTRC facilitator can meet with investigators and their coordinators to help obtain CTRC and IRB protocol approval. After approval, a CTRC facilitator will continue to work with the study team to initiate the protocol. This service should be especially useful for junior investigators and for established investigators who are new to the CTRC.

For more information or to initiate a facilitator request, please contact:

Adult Studies

Carl Shaw
shawcarl@mail.med.upenn.edu

Carissa Fuller
carissa.fuller@uphs.upenn.edu

Pediatric Studies

Sharon Carbonara
carbonara@email.chop.edu