More than 60 clinical research professionals from UF who have earned specialty certifications in the field of research from national and worldwide associations were honored recently at a reception hosted by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).
From our department, Assistant Director of Clinical Research, Judith Wishin, BSN, RN, CCRC, was honored for maintaining research certification for 10 – 14 years and Research Coordinator III, Amy Gunnett, RN, CCRC, was honored for maintaining research certification for 5 – 9 years.
“The individuals who carry these certifications are ones who are not only committed, personally, to practicing research excellence, but also to the standard that the university works together to set as a whole,” said Allison Trainor, MPH, CPH, CCRC president of the North Central Florida chapter of the ACRP and an event organizer.
“We look forward to building on this recognition as it further builds confidence in our work force, inspires professional development and strengthens our commitment to contribute to the growth of research at the University of Florida,” said Michael Mahoney, director of research operations and services for UF, the keynote speaker at the reception. “By committing to certification we validate competence and create a culture dedicated to quality research standards, elevating not just each individual but our UF research enterprise as a whole. Thank you!”