Summary

Experienced Research professional looking to use her skills and creativity in TV, film, media, and publishing.

Credits

2/14 – 6/17

Research Officer, Research Coordinator – Columbia University in the City of New York

Details
2/14 – 6/17

Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University / New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY • Assisted faculty with manuscript preparation; drafted and edited text for grammar, style, continuity; referencing (self-formatted text or using Endnote, per investigator preference) • Performed literature searches and drafted reviews using online sources and industry-specific databases • Independently drafted and edited scientific study regulatory documents in accordance with institutional and federal policies • Assisted investigators and senior administrative staff with grant applications and progress reports, • Coordinated divisional administrative and financial activities, purchasing, accounts payable/receivable, petty cash • Independently coordinated multiple research studies, including study print and internet advertising, subject recruitment, participant informed consent and evaluation • Data collection, entry and analysis (SPSS, Matlab); database creation and manipulation (SPSS, Access) • Appraised senior faculty of study progress, project deadlines • Served as laboratory manager: financial & facilities management, developed governing policies with faculty, instructed and supervised other staff member in divisional procedures • Trained investigators and staff regarding Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures; ensured divisional compliance; oversaw protocol submissions, annual renewals, chart reviews, and audit procedures • Trained new staff members and FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) holders in regulatory oversight and submission procedures; ensured compliance of all faculty and staff with policies and procedures set at the divisional, institutional, and federal regulatory levels.

8/10 – 2/14

Research Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Acting Administrator – Research Foundation for Mental Hygeine

Details
8/10 – 2/14

Division of Experimental Therapeutics (formerly the Division of Brain Stimulation), New York State Psychiatric Institute / Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, New York, NY Research Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Acting Administrator • Assisted in manuscript and grant submissions; copyediting for grammar, style, content; drafted section text, literature search and review • Drafted and maintained regulatory documents in accordance with local and federal regulations • Performed frequent structured and semi-structured interviews with research participants, drafted summaries of results and disseminated to clinical faculty and research staff • Presented research findings at division and project meetings, performed data entry and analysis • Served as intake coordinator and practice manager for both private (fee for service) and research clinics; managed patient and physician schedules, facilities management, space and equipment scheduling and maintenance • Coordinated and prepared materials for continuing medical education (CME) course, divisional meetings, faculty and guest lectures • Coordinated divisional human resources and finance activities; drafted employment postings, interviewed prospective employees, submitted faculty reappointments, assisted with visa applications and renewals, faculty and staff time and attendance reporting, accounts payable/receivable, travel and expense reimbursements, petty cash • Communicated extensively with administration, staff, and faculty of home and affiliated institutions • Aided in preparation for Joint Commission audit • Supervised two work study students, onboarded new divisional staff and faculty • Worked successfully with emergent and changing deadlines and priorities

4/08 – 8/10

Research Coordinator – Columbia University in the City of New York

Details
4/08 – 8/10

Division of Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Modulation, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons Columbia University / New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY Research Coordinator • Proofread and edited faculty manuscripts, grant applications, posters, research abstracts, scientific meeting presentations • Drafted local and federal (FDA IDE) regulatory documents under minimal supervision • Assessed and appraised senior faculty regarding study progress, interim findings, project deadlines • Database creation and management; data entry, analysis, presentation in Powerpoint • Independently coordinated several studies of non-invasive brain stimulation in treatment-refractory psychiatric disorders, including subject recruitment/evaluation, session scheduling and performance, and regulatory oversight • Performed complex technical procedures, drafted technical performance manuals, instructed new faculty and research staff on policies and procedures governing proper device usage and implementation

1/02 – 4/08

Research Manager, Assistant to Division Chief – Weill Cornell Medicine

Details
1/02 – 4/08

Division of Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 04/2006 – 04/2008 Administrative Coordinator (Research), Patient Coordinator • Coordinated abstract and grant submissions, national meeting travel • Copyedited manuscripts for publication • Drafted IRB submissions and provided regulatory oversight of division human research protocols • Coordinated patient appointments and testing, responded to inquiries, disseminated results in age and education-appropriate manner 01/2005 – 04/2006 Practice Specialist, Patient Care/Office Manager • Supervised daily clinical practice and research activities for four senior academic medical faculty members and an administrative staff of four • Coordinated yearly billing audits, reappointment of faculty members, recruitment of new staff members • Coordinated patient appointments and testing schedules, logged/organized results, maintained patient records • Operated under rapidly changing priorities and deadlines with minimal supervision 01/2002 – 01/2005 Senior Patient Coordinator, Assistant to Division Chief • Served as clinical and administrative assistant to division chief, acted on his behalf in his absence • Coordinated patient appointments and testing, logged/organized results, maintained patient records • Disseminated testing results to patients and refilled prescriptions, under physician supervision • Screened and answered telephone calls, responded to inquiries, prepared routine correspondence • Coordinated implementation of electronic medical record system and HIPPA compliance initiatives • Routinely maintained and communicated sensitive and privileged personal information in a highly confidential manner

Recos

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Education

Class of '11

New York University

MA, Psychology
Class of '01

Wellesley College

BA, Psychology & Liberal Arts

Skills

  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Acting
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Performing Arts
  • History
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • science
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Technical Writing
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Internet research
  • Data Analysis
  • Theater
  • Art History
  • SPSS
  • Matlab
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Criminology
  • Database research & design
  • Forensic Science