Danielle Buchanan, BS, right, and Daniel Claassen, MD, MS, are studying the relationship between clinical research coordinators principal investigators. (photo by Donn Jones)

Survey identifies factors in reducing clinical research coordinator turnover

Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions — an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing treatment-advancing clinical trials, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers found.

From left are AACN’s Deb Trautman, VUMC’s April Kapu, DNP, VUSN’s Linda Norman, DSN, RN, and AACN’s Ann Cary.

VUMC, VUSN academic/practice partnership lauded

The partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) with its 2019 New Era for Academic Nursing Award.

Stephan Heckers, MD, MSc, gave opening remarks at last week’s workshop.

Workshop explores integrating behavioral care across institution

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, executive leaders, community partners and Patient and Family Advisory Council members gathered last week for a 1.5-day workshop focused on integrating behavioral health care across the institution.