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The UCSD Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is composed of 7 divisions, including Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).
The Women's Pelvic Medicine Center (WPMC) research group includes 7 faculty, 3 rotating clinical fellows, and rotating gynecology and urology residents. The core research team is comprised of a full-time Research Compliance Analyst, Clinical Research Coordinator (current posting) and students engaged in data entry and administrative support. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and team in the implementation of several new and ongoing protocols. The UCSD Women's Pelvic Medicine Research group is a standing member of several NIH sponsored research consortiums, including the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) and the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS). The group also participates in industry sponsored studies and smaller investigator initiated clinical trials. The research team also supports fellows and residents in their projects as needed and directed by the program director (Dr. Lukacz)1. The Prevention of Lower Urinary Symptoms (PLUS) network is a trans-disciplinary group of investigators developing a research agenda for the prevention of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS) across the nation. The PLUS consortium is currently focused on instrument validation and qualitative research in bladder health and prevention of LUTS. Protocol development is underway for a large-scale, multi-centered, longitudinal cohort with in-person assessments, specimen collections, and survey follow-up over a 5+ year period. UCSD WPMC Research is tasked with recruiting and enrolling bilingual Spanish/English speaking participants for our studies. 2. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) is a national research collaboration between seven universities and medical institutions. The PFDN conducts a variety of clinical trials (medical, surgical, and therapeutic) focused on treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as fecal/urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The UCSD WPMC site is one of three San Diego based clinical trial sites, along with Kaiser Permanente San Diego and Downey. UCSD WPMC Research is currently conducting longitudinal follow-up protocol activities on 40 active patients. Primary research activities center around randomized trials that conduct observational evaluations on women that undergo pelvic organ prolapse surgical repair and a randomized trial of Botox vs. Sling surgery for mixed urinary incontinence. Additional PFDN protocols in start-up phase will focus on surgical specimen collection, processing, and shipment to a centralized biomed laboratory. When necessary, our group provides research support to other principal investigators and fellows within the OBGYN & Reproductive Sciences Department and Urology FPMRS divisions, time and resources permitting.
Reports directly to the PI of Women's Pelvic Medicine Research. Incumbent will work with Research Compliance Analyst and Ast. Clinical Research Coordinator to coordinate and oversee start-up procedures, implementation, recruitment, screening, enrollment, and maintenance of subjects. Assure compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory guidelines. Collect data (including non-invasive physical examination procedures e.g. vital signs, bladder scanning, muscle strength testing) and oversee the quality of the medical and clinical research data. Monitor treatment and toxicities, adverse event reports, laboratory and specimen (e.g. urine, blood, stool, vaginal swabs etc.) collection, processing, and submission. Review lab results and lab data and help identify abnormal results. Assist with writing proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts. Help with development and distribution of recruitment materials. Participate in community engagement, outreach and recruitment activities. Provide regulatory departments with timely research submissions, renewals, amendments, and safety reports. Communicate directly with assigned physicians and research groups within and outside of UCSD, including attending weekly and quarterly meetings. Review and verify university research account statements, professional fee statements, and invoicing. Assist with development and implementation of budgets related to clinical trials, including protocol coverage analysis. Conduct qualitative interviews in English and Spanish and translate related materials as needed.
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