This core group develops innovative approaches to data collection and continuous quality improvement to enhance SC CTSI functions and improve quality and efficiency of clinical research. The group uses a metrics-driven planning, evaluation, and continuous improvement process to help the SC CTSI achieve its goals and the goals of the national CTSA program. EI supports rigorous evaluation of key SC CTSI initiatives, core group-level priority activities, and novel approaches to clinical and translational research developed by SC CTSI to enhance their meaningfulness.


Gemma North Gemma North, MA Associate Director, Evaluation & Improvement Details

Team Members

Shaun Hicks Shaun Hicks, BS, MBA Non-Clinical Integration Analyst, Evaluation & Improvement Details
Shardae Osuna Shardae Osuna, MSW Evaluation Improvement Research Analyst, Evaluation & Improvement Details

Core Groups

ADMIN Administration Details
BERD Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
CRI Clinical Research Informatics Details
CRS Clinical Research Support Details
CE Community Engagement Details
EI Evaluation & Improvement Details
RKS Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
RD Research Development Details
WD Workforce Development Details

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.