NC East / RTP Area

The APRIL 2018, meeting of the Clinical Research Professionals of North Carolina (a chapter of SOCRA also referred to as NC East or the RTP chapter) will be held on Monday, 02 April 2018, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.


RTP Location: IQVIA™ Plaza on Emperor Boulevard (Formerly Quintiles)

Charlotte Location: Levine Cancer Institute – Carolinas Health System

Greensboro Remote Location: Cone Health Cancer Center

Pinehurst: FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Wilmington: SEAHEC

Winston-Salem: Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem

OUR TOPIC: Trust the Process:  Career Development and Team Building Lessons from an NBA Underdog

SPEAKERS: John R. Nocero, PhD, MBA, CCRP, GCP, CC, ACB; Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) and Christie M. Milleson, BA, CCRP; Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR)


Trust the process. Popularized by a historically poor Philadelphia 76ers team, the phrase is more than a sports marketing slogan or catchy internet meme.  It is a versatile strategy marked by consistently choosing options that will lead to long-term success, even in the face of short-term failures. 

Trusting the process may be unpopular because it does not give immediate results.  Not everyone will understand or agree with eschewing instant gratification in favor of long-term possibilities.  However, trusting the process will build resilience throughout the journey, and will result in opportunities down the road that even your biggest fans would not have imagined.

In this engaging and insightful talk, John R. Nocero and Christie Milleson share their experiences in applying the concept of “trust the process” to team building and career development in the context of clinical research


John R. Nocero and Christie M. Milleson work in the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), a consolidated group of research support professionals providing navigation, tools, and training to support the conduct of clinical research at Duke.

John is a Research Practice Leader in the Duke Office of Clinical Research. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, a master’s degree from American Intercontinental University and doctoral degree in public service leadership from Capella University. He has worked in various conduct and administrative roles in clinical research since 2003. He lives in Morrisville, NC, with his wife Kelly, and is a rabid fan of the New York Yankees.

Christie is a Research Practice Manager in the Duke Office of Clinical Research.  In this role, she leads a team of clinical research coordinators serving investigators across the institution.  Prior to this, she worked as a CRC at Duke on trials ranging in focus from pediatric cardiac arrest to rare genetic diseases.  The cutting-edge nature of clinical research is what keeps her intrigued and engaged, always seeking to learn and discover more.  She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurin Mancour at or 919-452-7821


SOCRA members may claim 1.0 CE credit hour. SOCRA members will receive Certificates of Attendance.



May 7, 2018 – speaker needed

June 4, 2018 – speaker needed

July 2nd – no meeting (Independence Day holiday week)

August 6th, 2018 – speaker needed

September – SoCRA 27th Annual Conference – No Meeting




IQVIA™ (Formerly Quintiles, Inc.) Plaza Building

*off of Page Road from Interstate I-40

Located at 4820 Emperor Boulevard

Durham, NC 27703
Contact:  Laurin Mancour at 919-452-7821 or



Levine Cancer Institute  - Carolinas Health Care System

(2nd Floor, Room 2223 - LCI Clinical Trials conference room)

1021 Morehead Medical Drive

Charlotte, NC 28204


* Enter LCI through the 3rd floor breezeway from the Morehead Medical Plaza parking deck.  When walking into More head Medical Plaza 1, take a left into Morehead Medical Plaza II-Levine Cancer Institute. Walk into LCI, pass Caribou, and take a right.  Elevators will be on the right.  Take elevators down to the 2nd floor.  When you exit the elevators, go to LCI Clinical Trials Administration.  Ring bell and Allison will come open the door. Please call us if you get lost.


*Please park in Morehead Medical Plaza Parking Deck (on corner of Kenilworth/Morehead).  Parking tickets will be validated during the meeting.             


Contact: Jackie Begic 704-530-3753 or Allison Risha 704-674-3801



Lead Clinical Research Nurse

Cone Health Cancer Center

2nd Floor Conference Room 2-024
2400 W. Friendly Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27403


Contact: Cindy S. Shaw BSN, RN, CCRP




FirstHealth of the Carolinas
220 Page Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Contact: Pam Mason
(910) 715-2200



NHRMC Research – New Hanover Regional Medical Center


2511 Delaney Ave

Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Lynette McFayden, MSN, OCN, CCRP
(910) 667-2641


*Parking behind the building or in SEAHEC parking lot across the street.



Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem

Comprehensive Cancer Center – 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms 2C/2D

Medical Center Boulevard/Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Contact: Jasmine A. Forrester, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRP
(336) 713.6915

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