Kathleen Uscinski, MBA, CIP

Associate Director for Clinical Trial Operations

Kathleen Uscinski, M.B.A, C.I.P, serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Trial Operations for the Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to assuming her current position in April 2011, Kathleen served as the Director of Yale’s Human Research Protection Program, which was fully accredited for the first time by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) in December 2010.

Kathleen served as co-Principal Investigator for the National Center for Research Resource’s Clinical Translational and Science Award Consortium’s IRB Taskforce. The taskforce conducted the first ever research endeavor to identify and standardize turnaround times for IRB review. She continues to work on grants that identify emerging best practices in reducing turnaround times for IRB approval and she recently collaborated  with the School of Health Sciences, Universidad del Valle in Colombia, South America on HRPP development.

From 2003-2009, Kathleen served as the Clinical lead with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the development of an IRB submission and tracking system (Coeus-Kuali).

Kathleen is a frequent speaker on topic of  biobanks at national and regional PRIM&R conferences. She advises numerous researchers on the development of departmental, inter-institutional, SPORE and other data and biological specimen banks.