October 1, 2019

TRI’s Jenkins Installed as SOCRA President

Amy Jo Jenkins, M.S., CCRP, CCRA, CCRC, TRI Executive Director, was installed as president of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) during a Sept. 27 ceremony in San Antonio, Texas.

Jenkins led the establishment of the Arkansas chapter of SOCRA and is a past chair. SOCRA  chapters offer no-cost clinical research continuing education to enhance research quality, to protect research participants, and to improve the health of the global community.

This year’s SOCRA Annual Conference welcomed about 1,200 attendees. The three-day conference offered the latest information and tools, best practices and training to help its members stay up to date and compliant in their clinical research practice. The program featured over 100 academic sessions, a peer-driven poster session, and an exhibit program.

Mtonya Hunter-Lewis, Beatrice Boateng and Pam Christie

Mtonya Hunter-Lewis, Beatrice Boateng and Pam Christie

TRI had three scientific posters accepted for presentation at the conference. The posters and their presenters are:

Beatrice Boateng, Ph.D., TRI director of evaluation and associate professor, College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics; “Sensitive Research Study Records: Do they Belong in the Patient Medical Record? – A Preliminary Study”

Pam Christie, B.A., CRS, TRI senior project manager, research recruitment, stakeholder engagement, “Stakeholder Engagement Makes a Difference: Improving the Site Selection Processes for Clinical Trials”

Mtonya Hunter-Lewis, MBA, CPC, CCRP, TRI associate director, regulatory support, “Utility of a Web-based Research Protocol Development Tool: One Institution’s Experience”