Thursday, October 28, 2021
A Message from Laura Blasi, Director, Institutional Evaluation
Several faculty members recently participated in Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) sessions in which they discussed the ways CITI certification — which typically lasts for three years — can be used in their courses and as part of their careers. Topics covered in CITI courses included: Good Clinical Practice (GCP); Human Subjects Research (HSR); Biomedical and Social/Behavioral Research; Information Privacy and Security (IPS); and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
“As Allied Health professionals, our students need a basic understanding of research in order to stay current with evidence-based medicine in their own fields,” shared Sharon Shenton, professor, cardiopulmonary sciences, who attended the session. “Many of our students go on to graduate school, and several of our graduates have gone on to work with cardiology research teams at area hospitals. We offer a basic Research and Information Literacy course in our curriculum, but our programs would be greatly enhanced with additional content that focuses on ethical research, integrity and professionalism in research. Some of the modules in the CITI program could potentially be incorporated into our B.S. level courses to better prepare our students to understand and participate in research.”
Please contact me with questions at IRB@valenciacollege.edu.