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Success in health care research administration — not as complicated as it appears

21 November 2014
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications 
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Success in health care research administration —
not as complicated as it appears
New STTI book outlines managing research, strategy,
 finance, regulation, and quality in health care
INDIANAPOLIS — Health care research administration is much like an orange — remove the peel, and what appears to be simple is actually made up of many connected yet separate sections. Now two of the top clinical researchers and research coordinators are joining forces and sharing their tried-and-true policies, templates, and resources to create one of the only comprehensive references regarding clinical research management.
In Business Administration for Clinical Trials: Managing Research, Strategy, Finance, Regulation, and Quality, authors R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, and Mark E. Rupp, MD, supply readers with a multidisciplinary approach to health care research administration that is applicable to any area of health care research. Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), this new publication provides research professionals with a road map to understand strategic planning, financial management, and regulatory implementation in order to conduct successful clinical research trials. The authors share their tools and techniques for developing an effective administrative infrastructure and designing a study down to the granular level.
“We will show you our tactics, as well as how we take business processes and examples from clinical or other professionals and adapt them for our use in research. … Throughout these chapters, we’ve included various tips as well as real-world examples to help you better manage the administrative side of your research enterprise and to help you see what others who have gone before you have done,” said Cavalieri and Rupp.
The book is available at
Business Administration for Clinical Trials: Managing Research, Strategy, Finance, Regulation, and Quality
By R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, and Mark E. Rupp, MD
Published by STTI, 2014
ISBN-13: 9781938835544 ‬
‪EPUB ISBN: 9781938835551‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪PDF ISBN: 9781938835568  ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪MOBI ISBN: 9781938835575‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Price: US $44.95
Trade paperback, 370 pages
Trim size: 73/8 x 91/8
About the authors
R. Jennifer Cavalieri, BSN, RN, CCRC, CCRP, is the nurse coordinator of clinical research projects in the infectious diseases section at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and she has been a research nurse for more than 20 years. Her experience includes coordinating clinical research trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry and federal agencies. She has also worked as a dedicated subject recruiter and manager of a clinical trials office.
Mark E. Rupp, MD, is professor and chief of infectious diseases and medical director of the Infection Control & Epidemiology Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research experience includes leading numerous infectious disease bench and clinical trials as the principal investigator. Dr. Rupp is past president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He was the medical director for a hospital-based clinical trials office and has served as an advisor for the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

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