The members of the Clinical Research Associates (CRA) Committee (Medical/Surgical) assist principal investigators in the development and coordination of ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) clinical trials and facilitate the participation of patients in clinical trials.
- Provide ongoing training and educational opportunities to the clinical research associates (CRAs), clinical research coordinators (CRCs), and data managers (DMs) in member institutions
- Assist principal investigators of clinical studies in developing new protocols by designating CRA liaisons to disease-oriented committees in the Therapeutic Studies Program, who will provide input on new protocols regarding protocol implementation issues and case report form development
- Provide guidance and support to new CRAs, CRCs and DMs
- Promote professionalism among CRAs
Travel Funds for Group Meetings
From time to time, the CRA Committee offers limited travel assistance to ECOG-ACRIN group meetings. These funds are intended to facilitate attendance for CRAs with no other form of travel support. Data managers, clinical research associates, or clinical research coordinators/nurses (who do their own data) are eligible to apply. Only one candidate per institution will be supported for a given meeting.
The CRA Core Committee develops committee policy, provides educational materials and programs, and coordinates with all Group scientific, modality, and ad hoc committees.
|Member Name||Institution/Program||Committee Position|
|Christine M. Jerome, MS, CCRP||Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health||Chair|
|LaToya D. Strickland, MBA, CCRP||University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center||Co‐Chair|
|Carrie Ann Geoffrey||Illinois Cancer Care||Member|
|Mary Horak||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center||Member|
|Fran Laurie||Imaging and Radiation Oncology CORE (IROC)||IROC Rhode Island (QARC)
|Christine (Chris) Meyer||Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center||Member|
|Heather Miller||Metro-Minnesota NCORP||Member|
|Judy Murray||The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University||Member|
|Josh Schoppe||ECOG‐ACRIN Headquarters||Audit Committee Representative|
|Kellie Sellitto||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center||Member|
|Matthew Shimizu||ECOG‐ACRIN Operations Office||Data Management
|Martina Steffen||Stanford Cancer Institute||Member|
|Missy Stravers||Iowa‐Wide Oncology Research Coalition NCORP||Member|