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Stroke Research Coordinator Certification


As a research coordinator, nurse, or trainee working in the field of stroke research, obtaining specialized certification can bring immense value to your work and career. The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive certification course designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to excel as a stroke research coordinator.

By completing this certification program, you will gain a deep understanding of the complexities involved in coordinating and managing stroke-related clinical trials and research studies. From mastering the regulatory landscape to honing your data management expertise, this course will provide you with the practical tools and expertise to streamline research operations, ensure compliance, and contribute meaningfully to advancing stroke care and treatment.

Earning this certification will not only validate your specialized knowledge but also open up new opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Stroke research is a rapidly evolving field, and this credential will demonstrate your commitment to staying at the forefront of the latest developments, best practices, and innovative approaches. Equip yourself with the necessary expertise to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of stroke research and, ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

Join us in this vital endeavor and embark on a transformative learning experience that will empower you to thrive as a stroke research coordinator.

More information will be coming soon for Fall 2024

What is a Stroke Research Coordinator?

  • Overview

    What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where our research coordinators come in. 

    Stroke research coordinators play a crucial role in the planning, execution, and oversight of clinical trials and research studies focused on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. They assist with the day-to-day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. As the primary point of contact between research teams, healthcare providers, and study participants, their responsibilities are wide-ranging and essential to the success of these important initiatives

  • Core Duties

    Core duties of a stroke research coordinator include:

    Participant Recruitment and Enrollment: Identifying, screening, and enrolling eligible patients into stroke-related research studies, ensuring informed consent is obtained.

    Data Collection and Management: Meticulously collecting, documenting, and maintaining accurate data on study participants, adhering to established protocols and regulatory requirements.

    Coordination of Research Activities: Organizing and overseeing various aspects of the research process, such as scheduling appointments, conducting assessments, and managing study supplies.

    Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring strict compliance with institutional, local, and federal regulations governing the conduct of clinical research, including maintaining necessary documentation.

    Collaboration with Multidisciplinary Teams: Fostering effective communication and coordination between physicians, nurses, laboratory personnel, and other stakeholders involved in the research.

    Patient Education and Support: Providing study participants with detailed information about the research and offering guidance and resources to support their involvement.

    By serving as the critical link between research, clinical care, and patient engagement, stroke research coordinators play an indispensable role in advancing our understanding of stroke and driving the development of more effective treatments and interventions.

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