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Published in Research Waves on October 15, 2013

Upcoming Trainings and Certifications

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) Prep Course and Exam - January 9-10, 2014

The Office of Research will host the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) CCRP prep course on Thursday, January 9 from 8am - 5pm and the CCRP exam on Friday, January 10 at 8am in Student Union Rooms A and B. The Certification Program evaluates a CRP's knowledge, understanding and application of the conduct of clinical investigations involving humans in accordance with several established international and national guidelines. All UMMC faculty and staff are eligible to take the prep course, but specific criteria must be met to sit for the exam. The deadline to register for the exam ( is November 29. The prep course fee is $295 and includes the study guide and lunch. The exam fee is $195. A $75 membership to SoCRA is also required before registering for the prep course and/or exam. For more information, please email Janet Keniston at

 "Write Winning Grants" - March 6, 2014

The Office of Research, in partnership with FundU, will host "Write Winning Grants" presented by the Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, LLC.  The full-day seminar, led by Dr. Peg AtKisson, will focus on writing for NIH applications.  The seminar will provide in-depth information on idea development, fundamentals of good proposal writing, changes in the NIH review system and effectively presenting your case.

"Write Winning Grants" will be held from 8:30am - 5:00pm on March 6, 2014 in Student Union Rooms A-D.  Registration for UMMC employees is $75 and covers the seminar, handouts, workbook, lunch and refreshments.  An interdepartmental invoice can be used to pay for the seminar.

To register, please send the completed registration form to Cari Fowler at