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Professional and experienced study coordinators and project managers

A service for investigators across UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Care System.

The Research Coordination & Management Unit (RCMU) supports UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care System investigators in conducting high quality clinical and translational research — ensuring regulatory compliance, procedural efficiency, and data collection best practices.

As part of the NC TraCS Institute*, we provide study coordinators and project managers equipped to perform a wide range of study coordination services to investigators across UNC and UNCHCS while:

  • Developing and disseminating operating procedures and best practice guidelines to standardize research processes across projects, promoting compliance
  • Leveraging CTSA resources to offer innovative approaches to improve the quality and efficiency of research project execution and data collection
  • Providing a model of multi-disciplinary continuous education and improvement to promote professional development of research coordinators
  • Establishing effective relationships and communication practices to bolster successful collaborations

RCMU services are offered at an hourly recharge rate.

RCMU Staff

Ashley Brown

Program Manager

Catherine Barnes

Education Director

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Colleen Rice

Project Manager 

Julie Titter

Project Manager

William (Cole) Walker

Research Coordinator

Kathryn Tarnai

Research Coordinator

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Victoria (Tory) Scott

Research Coordinator 

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*The NC TraCS Institute is the integrated hub of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program at UNC. We combine the research strengths, resources and opportunities of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and partner institutions North Carolina State University in Raleigh and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) in Greensboro.

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