Multisite Clinical Trial Support

Research Opportunities & Collaborations

The focus of the Research Opportunities & Collaborations (ROC) program is to work with the Trial Innovation Network, industry sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs) and other potential research collaborators to pair clinical research opportunities with MUSC investigators. Support to the MUSC research community includes:

• Dissemination of new research opportunities
• Assistance with feasibility and site selection assessments
• Coordination of site visits/teleconferences
• Comprehensive research support service matching
• Communication of collaborative opportunities with other institutions

To learn more or to request a consultation visit, please contact the ROC team at researchoppcollab@musc.edu

Trial Innovation Network

What is a Trial Innovation Network?

The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program to innovatively address crucial roadblocks in multisite clinical trials and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into lifesaving therapies.

The TIN leverages clinical trial expertise, skills, and knowledge from the 50+ participating academic medical centers to provide high quality operational support and evidence-based approaches to participant recruitment, engagement, and retention.

Learn more about the National Trial Innovation Network.

Why Contact the MUSC TIN Liaison Team?

The TIN liaison team is designed to support MUSC investigators by streamlining the multisite study process, allowing investigators to focus on the research question. The MUSC TIN liaison team assists investigators and study teams throughout the multisite study submission and implementation process by leveraging a broad range of local and national CTSA expertise and resources, including MUSC’s Clinical Trial Design Center, to coordinate and develop action plans best suited for our researchers.

How Do I Contact the MUSC TIN Liaison Team?

Contact the TIN liaison team to see what we can do for your research study. Visit SPARCRequest and select “Trial Innovation Network” from the SCTR service catalog. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Clasen DeHart – researchoppcollab@musc.edu.

 

Clinical Trial Design Center

What Is the Clinical Trial Design Center?

The Clinical Trial Design Center (CTDC) is led by Dr. Chimowitz. The CTDC staff will meet with investigators to help design multi-site trials and consult on statistics and data management. Additionally, Dr. Chimowitz and SCTR staff will advise investigators on how to navigate the agencies involved (e.g., NIH, CMS, FDA), interact with industry partners, and prepare trial budgets.


To request a design consultation, visit SPARCrequest and select "Clinical Trials Design Center" under the SCTR service catalog.

Clinical Trialist Training

The Clinical Trialist Training Program is an initiative focused on engaging and developing predoctoral students interested in becoming future leaders in multisite clinical and translational research. This one-year mentored program offers didactic training and hands-on clinical trial experience to eligible candidates.

 

Leadership

Tanya Turan 

Tanya Turan, M.D, M.S.C.R.

Program Director

Dr. Marc Chimowitz 

Marc Chimowitz, M.B.Ch.B.

Associate Director

Royce Sampson 

Royce Sampson, MSN, RN, CRA

Administrator/Project Manager

 

Liaison Team Contacts

Signe Denmark 

Signe Denmark, MS, CCRP

Point of Contact
843-792-4146 denmarks@musc.edu

Matthew Carpenter 

Matt Carpenter, Ph.D.

Remote Trials
843-876-2436 carpente@musc.edu

Mauney Toni 

Toni Mauney, BA, CCRP

Regulatory
843-792-2449 allet@musc.edu

 

Kristen Clasen 

Kristen Clasen DeHart, M.Ed.

Point of Contact
843-792-3131 clasen@musc.edu

Jennifer Dahne 

Jennifer Dahne, Ph.D.

Remote Trials
843-876-2280 dahne@musc.edu