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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Research Monthly Lecture Series

Each month, ACCR offers free educational lectures presented by various subject matter experts involved in clinical research at Northwestern and the surrounding community. These lectures are a great resource for anyone involved or interested in clinical research, and serve as an excellent networking opportunity. 

Lectures take place on the third Friday of the month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion, third floor, Conference Rooms B & C (unless listed otherwise).

Please contact us with suggestion for a future lecture topic or if you would like to present at a future lecture.

2020 Lecture Series




January 18

New NMH Clinical Research Unit/Galter 15 Tour

Mara Johnson, Navigator, Center for Clinical Research, NUCATS Institute

Sponsored by: Center for Clinical Research


February 15

Where and How Does COI Fit into IRB Review

Kate Cosgrove Booth, Director, Conflict of Interest

Sponsored by: Office for Sponsored Research



March 15

Introduction & Best Practices when using an External IRB

Marcella Oliver, IRB Reliance and Education Lead, Institutional Review Board Office

Alec Henderson, IRB Compliance Analyst, Institutional Review Board Office

Location: Feinberg Pavilion, 3rd floor conference rooms B & C

Sponsored by: Office for Research Integrity

April 19

Chicago Health Research Recruitment Portal

Keith Herzog, NUCATS Institute Administrator

Clare McFadden, NUCATS Manager of Content Development

Location: Feinberg Pavilion, 3rd Floor conference rooms B & C

Sponsored by: Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 17

Cultural Competence/Community Engagement

Speaker: TBD

Location: Feinberg Pavilion, NM Academy 2-715

Sponsored by: Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

June 21

Study Tracker (Updates and Tips)

Speaker: TBD

Location: Feinberg Pavilion, NM Academy 2-715

Sponsored by: Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

July 24

Data Use Agreements (DUAs) in Clinical Research

Manny Roberts, Senior Contract and Grant Officer

Location: Virtual Zoom Conference Call

Sponsored by: Northwestern | RESEARCH

                         Northwestern | RESEARCH, Research Integrity

                         Northwestern University Clinical Translational                                    Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

                         Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

August 21

Central IRB (NU IRB and LCH IRB)

Monica Kane, Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Childrens Hospital

Christy Anton, Director, Clinical & Translational Research Program

Alison Harris

Location: Virtual Zoom Conference Call

Sponsored by:

Presentation Slides
September 25

ACCR Symposium

Visit Annual Symposium page for more details.

Location: Prentice Women's Hospital, Room L-South

October 16

COI, Meet the NUCOI Team

Speaker: TBD

Location: Virtual Zoom Conference Call

Sponsored by:



November 20


Speaker: TBD


Sponsored by: