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Research Ready Advisory Group Welcomes New Members

Research Ready is a community driven training and mentorship program for research coordinators, research personnel and new investigators in Ontario. The program will connect people with existing training, develop and deliver new training when needed, facilitate the sharing of best practices and connect mentors and mentees.

CTO is excited to announce the establishment of a new Research Ready Advisory Group with three members. The Advisors will help direct educational content for the Research Ready program. “We are so pleased to be connecting with experts in the field who deeply understand the daily complexities and pain points of this important research community,” remarked Linnea Aasen-Johnston, CTO Industry Outreach Associate.

Don’t miss out! Join the Research Ready community of practice to virtually connect with research coordinators all over the province to share best practices, updates and more.


Meet the Advisors:

Jennifer Li, BSc, CCRP 

Jennifer Li is a Quality Manager at the Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Jennifer has over 12 years of experience in oncology clinical research, including team management and over 7 years of specialization in Quality Assurance. In her QA role, Jennifer has supported research teams in numerous audits and inspections, developed a system of tracking quality metrics across the Oncology Program, and spearheaded several quality initiatives (e.g. Study Tools Working Group, Hands-On Quality Program). She also chairs the CCRU SOP Committee. Jennifer She has been a member of the N2 Quality Committee since 2015 and is currently a Director on the Board of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).

Velma Marzinotto, BScN, RN, CCRP 

Velma Marzinotto has over 18 years of experience as a clinical research quality auditor. Velma developed the internal research quality audit program at Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). In addition, she also facilitates clinical research by providing education to researchers. Prior to this role, Velma worked as a clinical research nurse coordinator managing clinical trials in the use of anticoagulants in children, a hematology/oncology nurse educator and a hematology/oncology staff nurse at SickKids. Velma obtained her BScN from McMaster University, Hamilton. She has been SOCRA certified since 2006. Velma also co-chairs the Network of Networks (N2) Quality Committee.



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