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Tufts University School of Medicine

136 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111

Research Practitioner: Volume 19, Number 6 – November/December 2018
Article #1:
  The struggle for diversity in clinical trials continues - Sue Coons, MA
Article #2:   The status of clinical research: 2018 year-end trends - John Mitchell, MS

Jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and CenterWatch


Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor,


Lisa Stein

Editorial Director,



Sandra M. Sanford, RN, MSN, CIP –

Nurse Planner

Director, Quality Assurance,

Chesapeake IRB, Columbia, MD


Anna J. DeMarinis, MA, CQA(ASQ), MTA(ASCP)SBB

Principal, The DeMarinis Group, North Attleborough, MA


Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Lead Instructor, Masters in Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research,

The Ohio State University, Columbus


Dónal P. O’Mathúna, BS (Pharm), MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Ethics,

Decision-Making, and Evidence,

School of Nursing and Human

Sciences, Affiliated Scholar, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Barbara S. Turner, RN, DNSc, FAAN

Elizabeth P. Hanes Distinguished Professor, Director, Doctor of Nursing Program,

Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC


Lynn D. Van Dermark, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRA, RAC

CEO, MedTrials, Inc., Dallas, TX



Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe, LVN, CCRA

Principal CRA, Clinical Research Writer and Trainer,

San Diego, CA


Janet F. Zimmerman, MS, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor, Coordinator,

Clinical Trials Research MSN Track, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions,

Philadelphia, PA


Activity Start and Expiration Date: November 26, 2018 – December 31, 2019
Last Review Date: November 26, 2018
Estimated time to complete this activity:
3 hours

Requirements for Successful Completion - To receive Contact Hours/Certificate of Completion, participants must:

·          Be a subscriber to this journal

·          Read the full journal

·          Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70%

·          Complete the activity evaluation

Certificates will be available to print/save immediately upon completion of the evaluation and will also accessible in your eeds account.
Partial Contact Hours will not be awarded.

There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses involved in clinical trials.

Activity Overview
Research Practitioner is a bimonthly journal designed for physicians, nurses, and other professionals engaged in the practice of clinical research. Research Practitioner provides readers with up-to-date information regarding clinical trials. Articles focus on the methods and practice of clinical research, from in vitro studies to statistical analysis. Research Practitioner publishes original research and review articles about protocol design and implementation, research methodology, research practice management, ethical considerations, and regulatory requirements.

Learner Objectives/Outcomes – Participants will be able to:

·          Discuss current thinking regarding specific methodologies in the design and execution of clinical research.

·          Incorporate emerging ethical and legal principles in the practice of clinical research for the protection of human subjects and the research enterprise.

·          Conduct clinical trials appropriately to comply with federal and state regulations.

This activity is designed to address the following ACGME/ABMS competencies:

Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Clinical Knowledge, and Professionalism

Accreditation Statement
Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) Office of Continuing Education (OCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 3 contact hours for nurses.

Faculty Disclosures
All faculty including course directors, planning committee members, and others in a position to control the content of an educational activity are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest. The ACCME defines a commercial Interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest resulting from a relevant financial relationship are resolved prior to the activity, during the content review.

No relevant financial relationships to report in the last 12 months with a commercial interest.

Planning Committee, Editorial Board, and TUSM OCE Staff*:
No relevant financial relationships to report in the last 12 months with a commercial interest.

*TUSM OCE Staff: Karin Pearson, CHCP, Mirosleidy Tejeda, MS, Jennifer Besaw, Karlee Pedemonti, MS

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Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) considers all applicants and activity participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation.  TUSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TUSM does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. 

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CE Questions
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