San Jose

The San Jose SOCRA Chapter presents:


"We Would Like to Talk to You About This Study: How to Educate Prospective Volunteers About Their Role as a Participant”

Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
Time: 12-1pm PST
Location: Webinar – Online Only

Speaker: Laura R. Holtz, MS, PMP, CCRP, Clinical Research Monitor

About the Speaker: Laura R. Holtz, MS, PMP, CCRP, is a Clinical Research Associate at Yale University Center for Clinical Investigations (YCCI). Previously, she was a senior project manager at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research on federally- funded randomized control trials and demonstration programs to provide care collaboration for patients with dementia and their caregivers in multiple care settings. She also coordinated an annual statewide conference focused on palliative and end-of-life communication and research. She shares her expertise in regulations, informed consent, decision making capacity, patient/caregiver interviewing, ethics, and research project management at numerous local and national conferences. Laura established the Indianapolis chapter of Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and organizes education opportunities which provide pathways for staff to become Certified Clinical Research Professionals. She is a co-facilitator for the SOCRA Clinical Site Coordination/ Management and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) workshop, and an instructor for the Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and GCP Exam Prep course and Informed Consent and IRB pre-conference workshop. As the SOCRA President-elect, she contributes to the organization’s strategic objectives to provide research education, networking opportunities and professional credentialing for the research community. Laura has a Master of Science in Communications from Purdue University.

Speaker’s Affiliations: Yale University

  • Discuss the ethical framework for building relationships with potential research subjects
  • Identify key knowledge areas for potential research subjects
  • Describe strategies and practical applications for educating potential research subjects

*Please RSVP to receive Conference Call Details SOCRA CEUs available: 1 (for SOCRA members)

Questions: Please contact Allie Mossing (


Chapter Chairpersons:

Allie Mossing - Chair
Phone: 408 470 1079

Spencer Todd - Vice Chair