Candidate for Director

Aryn Knight, BS, CCRP

Administrative Director

Center for Clinical Research, Texas Heart Institute

Houston, Texas


Other Positions

Texas Heart Institute

     Assistant Administrative Director, 2018 – 2019

     Clinical Research Oversight Specialist, 2016 – Current

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

     Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, 2014 – 2016

     Senior Project Manager, 2014 – 2016

     Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, 2013 – 2014

     Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, 2008 – 2012

     Clinical Research Coordinator III, 2005 – 2008

Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry 2005

Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Texas, Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry, 2001-2004

 Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, 2000 – 2001

Academic and Professional Degrees/Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, 2000, University of Southern Mississippi

SOCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional, 2007 - current

SOCRA Professional Activities:

Member, 2007 – Current

Chapter Chair – Houston Galveston, 2013 – Current

Member, Certification Content Writing Committee, 2018 – Current

Member, Certification Governance Committee, 2019 – Current

Member, Job Task Analysis Committee, 2017

Other Activities

Chairperson, Clinical Research Professional Training and Education Committee, Texas Medical Center - Houston, 2018 – Current

Panelist, Trial Master File Conference, 2018-2020

Panelist, Clinical Research & Operations Worldwide Networking, 2019-2020

Presenter, Clinical Research Education Program, University of Texas-Houston, 2020

Presenter, Clinical Research Education Seminar, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011-current

Presenter/Coordinator, Monthly Educational Forum, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2019-current

Member. Society of Clinical Research Sites, 2020-current

Leader, Girl Scouts, San Jacinto Troop #146024 (Juniors), 2016-current

Vision Statement

Since 2007, SOCRA has provided me with vitally important career building educational opportunities which has greatly contributed to my professional career accomplishments.  For this reason, I am committed to being of service to my fellow clinical research colleagues in their respective achievements.  In my eight-year tenure as Chairperson of the Houston Galveston SOCRA Chapter, I have developed and implemented relevant career building and professional networking opportunities for our 500+ chapter members.  In addition, for the past three years as a member of the SOCRA Certification Committee, I have contributed to the content development of the certification exam for our professionals. 

As your SOCRA Board Member, I will diligently work to further our Society's mission by dedicating my time and talent to represent our members' needs and interests through the development of educational programming and networking experiences, as well as the expansion of our community relationships.   Thank you for your consideration!