Karen Manrique

Karen Manrique, MS

Project Administrator, Regulatory Knowledge Support


As a Project Administrator for the RKS core group, within SC CTSI, Ms. Manrique will support the development of onsite educational programs and self-study modules that help expand expertise among the clinical research workforce and improve the quality of investigator-initiated trials at USC and other institutions. Ms. Manrique manages regulatory consultations requested through SC CTSI, identifying and addressing challenges in clinical trials. Additionally, Ms. Manrique will engage with other CTSIs and academic institutions for collaboration in training programs and regulatory science research.

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Professional Background

Ms. Manrique holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology with a minor in Studio Art from the University of California, San Diego, as well as a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining RKS, Ms. Manrique worked as a clinical research coordinator for USC’s Surgical Research Unit, focusing mostly on Vascular Surgery studies. This included PI-initiated, NIH, and industry sponsored trials.


Traveling, trying new restaurants, and community engagement through volunteering.

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.