The Carolinas HealthCare System Office of Clinical and Translational Research is part of the Division of Therapeutic Research and Development (TRD).

The duties of the Office of Clinical and Translational Research are:

  • Provide administrative oversight of all aspects of clinical research.
  • Provide contract review and overview of budget finalization.
  • Participate in developing and conducting clinical research education programs for investigators, research support staff and allied facilities.
  • Assist in quality management activities consisting of coordination of TJC issues, development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures, development and implementation of a Quality Assurance/Monitoring Program and coordinates Research Compliance Plan and HIPAA Privacy/Security Program for Clinical Research in collaboration with CHS Department of Corporate Compliance.
  • Assure that good clinical practices are followed in the conduct of clinical research.
  • Assist with study recruitment through industry networking, institutional marketing and collaboration with other academic institutions.
  • Support research personnel with Human Resource issues, acting as a resource and adviser to Human Resources and site personnel.
  • Support professional growth and development through support of training and continuing education of research staff.
  • Provide administrative oversight via the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office, IACUC/ IBC/ Cannon Safety Committee Coordination, Contract Specialists and Laboratory Coordinator

For additional information about research participants' rights, information on research participation, or other research services, please review this document (pdf)

Meet the Team

Staff Contact Information
Michelle O'Sullivan
Assistant to Director and Program Coordinator, Nursing Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC)
Office of Clinical and Translational Research
704-355-0642
Jon Schwaiger, CIM
Assistant Director, IRB
704-355-4894
Pat O'Rourke
Laboratory Coordinator
704-355-5596
Laboratory Services
Cecilia Flynn
Program Coordinator, IRB
704-355-7987
Sophia Miranda
Assistant Director, Human Research Protection Program
704-355-0590
Ashley Quattrocchi
Program Coordinator, IRB
704-355-0627
Kristen Prospect
Monitor/Educator
704-355-0014
Jane Flax
Staff Assistant, IRB
704-355-3158
Shawn Jackson
Monitor/Education
Sharon Jarrett
Contract Specialist for Oncology and Master CDAs/CTAs
704-355-0064
Varsha Evans
Coding Tech/Medical Records Research Assistant
704-355-5099
Sarah Cicci
Contract Specialist for Industry
704-355-0235
Kyle Raub
Database Administrator
704-355-0424
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