PSG Clinical Research Coordinator
Visiting Mentorship Program (CVMP)

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. 

Program Overview:

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):  

Mentors for this program will be active PSG members who are established coordinators participating in PD research. They must be willing to travel to the mentee’s home institution.

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:  

  1. Complete a mentee skills assessment ahead of time.
  2. Arrange for travel to the mentee’s institution to meet the team and assess their site setup.
  3. At the institution (depending on the institutional regulations) the mentor will shadow a study visit, help with monitoring, and meet the care team. 
  4. Mentor will provide initial feedback to the mentee, followed by a written report to the mentee, with a copy sent to the PSG Mentorship Committee & PSG Associate Executive Director.
  5. Mentees/mentors/sites will have bi-monthly Zoom calls to continue with training and provide feedback.