Event Calendar

Chapter Chairperson:

Shirley L.T. Helm, MS, CCRP
Phone: 804-628-2942

Patricia A. Feldt, CCRP
Phone: 804-628-1902


Central Virginia

Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Meeting

Date:               Friday, May 17th , 2019 (CANCELLED)

Time:              11:30 - 12:30pm

Location:        Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
                              McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 11th Floor, Rooms 11-101 & 11-102
                              1201 E. Marshall Street            

                              Richmond, VA. 23298


Presenters:    VCU Massey Cancer Center Science Writers:

  1. Heidi Sankala Bauer, PhD
  2. Molly Dickinson, MS
  3. L. Alexis Hoeferlin, PhD                    

Title:             "How to Tackle a Clinical Protocol"

Objectives:  Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the general process of clinical protocol development and writing
  2. Identify common structural approaches and sections of clinical protocols
  3. Strategically read protocols for day-to-day conduct of clinical research

CE: 1.0 CE credit hour for SOCRA CCRP Renewal. Only SOCRA members receive Certificates of Attendance. The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for re-certification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate's clinical research therapeutic area.


About the Speakers:

Massey Cancer Center (MCC) Science Writers work with MCC members in the development and submission of grant proposals (including the Cancer Center Support Grant), the development of research protocols involving human subjects, the preparation of scientific manuscripts and conference materials, and assist with additional cancer center documents. The team includes:

  •  Heidi Sankala Bauer (Senior Science Writer and Manager) has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from VCU. She came to VCU in 1999 for an undergraduate training opportunity as part of the VCU-University of the West of England UK placement program. Heidi joined the MCC Science Writing team in January of 2011. 
  •  Molly Dickinson (Science Writer I) has a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. She came to VCU in 2014 as a regulatory coordinator in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. In February of 2016, she joined MCC as a Clinical Trial Auditor and moved to the Science Writing team in July of 2017.
  •  L. Alexis Hoeferlin (Science Writer I) has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the Medical University of South Carolina. She came to VCU in 2011 for a postdoctoral training opportunity in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Alexis joined the MCC Science Writing team in September of 2017. 

Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Co-chairs:

Shirley Helm, MS, CCRP                                                                   Patti Feldt, AAS, CCRP

804-628-2942                                                                                      804-628-1902

Shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org                                                             pafeldt@vcu.edu