MRM is one of the nation's leading providers of clinical research education and customized training to leading CROs; Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology Companies; and Research sites and Universities. Many companies are currently using MRM's e-learning courses as a requirement for new employees or ongoing GCP/ICH training.
Since 1999, Medical Research Management Inc. (MRM) has offered the course: “Fundamentals of Clinical Research”, a 140 hour CRA training and education program. This program is designed for the professional who wants to transition into a CRA position or enter the clinical research industry. It offers a comprehensive Education and “Hands-On” Training of the clinical research process, the FDA regulations, GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and the International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
“Fundamentals of Clinical Research” is the only known course that offers all of the following:
- Extensive Clinical Research Education (see curriculum);
- 2 Weeks of “Hands-On” Training for CRA, and other related professions;
- Assistance with job placement & resume preparation.
Over 1200 people have successfully completed our program.
Medical Research Management, Inc. has expanded to provide individuals with additional training options via an online learning management system providing flexible and affordable clinical research training via comprehensive training programs, education modules and interactive Webinars. MRM also offers a number of 2 & 3 day seminars in Florida, Minnesota and Massachusetts. MRM is available to conduct on-site services for institutions in need of clinical research training.
Jill Matzat, RN, BSN, Certified CRA (Course Designer & Founder, Primary Instructor)
Jill Matzat holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in Florida. She has over 16 years of clinical research experience including all aspects of monitoring clinical trials, investigator recruitment, monitoring plan and report development, protocol and CRF development, SOP writing, development of study specific educational materials and project management. She received certification as a clinical research associate from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals in 1996. In 1998, Jill founded Medical Research Management, Inc. and developed "Fundamentals of Clinical Research". She is also one of the founders of a Contract Research Organization, CRA Solutions (www.cra-solutions.com) that currently offers consulting services to Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology companies internationally in the capacity of project management and monitoring. Jill is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars. She addressed a conference sponsored by the Office of Human Rights Protection and was a guest speaker at the ACRP Annual Conference. She held adjunct faculty status at Vanderbilt University 2004-2005. Jill is currently Chairperson of the ACRP Trainers Forum and is a Member of the Government Affairs Committee, Education Committee, and Content Expert Subcommittee.
Ron Tashjian, BS, CRA (Course Instructor)
Ron Tashjian holds a BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. He has over thirteen years of experience in clinical research, including data management, clinical monitoring and project management. His monitoring experience includes performing site evaluation, initiation, routine and termination visits for Phases I-IV trials. He has also performed in-house case report form review, coding, tracking, data clarification and quality assurance for Phase III and IV trials. Ron has managed clinical sites nationwide, across many therapeutic areas including Oncology, adult and pediatric HIV-AIDS, Hematology, Oral Anti-thrombin, Infectious Disease and Obesity. He is currently a Clinical Research Consultant for Contract Monitors, LLC, a company he founded in 1997 as well as a partner and Clinical Project Manager with CRA Solutions, a contract research organization based in Parkland, Florida. In 2004, Ron joined Medical Research Management, Inc. as an instructor for the “Fundamentals of Clinical Research” course.
Paul Below, MS, CCRA (Course Instructor)
Paul Below has a Masters Degree in Physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an independent clinical research consultant primarily doing field monitoring, project management, GCP training and website development work. He has been a CRA for over 10 years with different pharmaceutical and contract research organizations. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Chapter ACRP and is their current Communications Chairman and Webmaster. In 2006, Paul joined Medical Research Management, Inc. as an instructor for the "Fundamentals of Clinical Research" course.