Two new faculty members join Clinical Research Coordination Program
The Clinical Research Coordination (CRC) Program welcomes new faculty members Kelly D. Paulson and Ivana T. Croghan, Ph.D., for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Paulson will teach the first course in the CRC Program, CRSC 1010: Foundations in Clinical Research I: Concepts and Theories. Paulson is in the process of completing a Ph.D. in organization and management, and she comes to CTSA with a strong background in clinical research and finance. Paulson's primary appointment is as operations manager of the Clinical Research Office in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.
Dr. Croghan will teach the final didactic course in the CRC curriculum, CRSC 2100: Clinical Research Site Management.
Dr. Croghan brings a wealth of experience in clinical research and education, teaching in varying capacities in the fields of clinical research and nicotine dependence since 1992. She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on an impressive number of grants, authored or co-authored an equally impressive number of publications, and acted as a study coordinator on more than 70 clinical research studies. Dr. Croghan currently manages research in the Nicotine Dependence Center and the Department of Medicine Clinical Research Office.