South Florida

SOCRA South Florida Suncoast Chapter 

Date: April 5, 2024

Time: 12p-2:00p (2 hours)

Baptist Health South Florida, 8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176
Baptist Hospital, South Building, 3rd Floor



The purpose of this summit is increase understanding of the FDA Expanded Access pathway, and how it allows institutions to provide treatment with investigational products outside of a clinical trial. This summit will also provide an opportunity for SOCRA South Florida members to highlight their Expanded Access/Right to Try Programs and share challenges as well as best practices so that other members can develop or strengthen processes for their patients.


Speaker: Scott Lipkin, DPM; VP for Research & Chief Research Officer

Speaker Affiliation: Baptist Health South Florida & Miami Cancer Institute


Speaker Bios:

Scott Lipkin, DPM, is the Vice President and Chief Research Officer for Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Lipkin is responsible for the oversight and executive management of the organization’s research enterprise, including financial administration, grant management, protocol development, human subject protections/IRB and compliance.

In his role as Chief Research Officer for Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Lipkin is responsible for the executive management of Miami Cancer Institute’s research program, including clinical operations, research administration, biorepository, academic affiliations, Institutional Review Board and compliance.

Dr. Lipkin earned his doctorate of podiatric medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his podiatric surgery residency and served as chief resident at St. Mary Hospital in Philadelphia.

He began his career on the medical staff of the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He was also chief of the Division of Podiatric Surgery for 10 years. He began participating in clinical research early in his career, serving as the principal or sub-investigator on numerous clinical trials related to diabetic foot wounds and wound healing.

Dr. Lipkin began taking on research positions while maintaining his clinical practice. He chaired LVHN’s institutional review board and led the organization through national accreditation. He then began serving on national panels and councils that focused on research ethics, patient safety and research compliance.

His dedication to the operational and compliance side of the clinical research continuum led him to accept a full-time role in administration in 2010. He served as the chief of the Network Office of Research & Innovation, where he created a centralized research office. In 2014, he transitioned to research consulting.

Dr. Lipkin joined Miami Cancer Institute from Ankura Consulting, where he served as the managing director of the clinical research and compliance practice. In this role, he provided research- and compliance-related advisory services to academic medical centers, cancer centers, children’s hospitals and large health systems throughout the United States.

Dr. Lipkin serves as an adjunct instructor at the Loyola University School of Law, is a member of the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals and is a frequent presenter at professional events and conferences throughout the country.



Take FL-836 W and FL-826 S to FL-94 W/SW 88th St/N Kendall Dr in Kendall. Take the FL-94 W/SW 88th St/N Kendall Dr exit from FL-826 S/Palmetto Expy

Park in visitor parking P1 or P2, and go to the Main Building entrance. Ask someone at the kiosk how to get to the Auditorium, South Building, 3rd Floor


SOCRA CEUs: Completion of this summit will award 2 SOCRA CEUs for members


RSVP: Please RSVP to Draco Forte:



Please contact Draco Forte or Darcy DiFede


Note: Only SOCRA members receive a certificate of attendance

SOCRA Florida Suncoast Chapter Meeting
"FDA Inspection Readiness"

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018


Time: 6:30 pm


Location: MOORE Clinical Research, Inc., 4257 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609


Title of Presentation: FDA Inspection Readiness


Title of Presenter: Sylvia L Johnson, President/CEO, JI-Solutions, LLC



  • Understanding the FDA Inspection Process
  • Understanding how to Prepare for an Inspection


Directions and Parking Information: 4257 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609 (Parking in front of the building)


SOCRA CEUs Available: 1 (for SOCRA Members)


Questions: Please email Jeff Smyth ( or Michael Bland (


RSVP: Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to Jeff Smyth ( or Michael Bland (

Chapter Chairperson:

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