This is an initiative that focuses on the mentorship of new coordinators/sites that are committed to clinical research in the Parkinson arena. While there are several trainings and resources that a new coordinator can utilize, there is no substitute for a personal mentor-mentee relationship. Institutional regulations vary greatly depending on the location and each coordinator/site has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. This program would help them evaluate where their skill set needs the most development and match them with a seasoned coordinator within that specific area of expertise. The mentor would develop a unique training program to hone the coordinators’ skill sets and develop systems to aid their site operationally. The mentorship program would take place over the course of a year through bi-monthly zoom calls, and an in-person visit to the mentee’s institution.
Mentees (please apply via the link below):
Clinical Research Nurses & Coordinators at sites that are actively working with PD patients and are involved in clinical research, or hope to be, are invited to apply for this award. Your site does NOT need to be PSG credentialed. Coordinators are the backbone of all PSG studies, and this program is the PSG’s way of supporting PD research, our sites/future sites, and supporting all of those that make our mission possible.
Mentors (will be chosen by the coordinator task force, no need to apply):
The Mentorship Committee will review all applications, choosing 4 coordinator mentee candidates. They will then find a mentor “match” amongst the roster of active PSG members.
Coordintor Mentee/Mentors will then: