Guest Blogger: Tina Stanger, Director, Office of Contracts and Grants Management
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Baltimore Oncology Coordinator’s meeting to discuss the MedStar 2020 vision, and how we (MHRI) fit into that vision. We discussed the changing healthcare landscape, MedStar Health’s growth of a distributed care delivery network, and the opportunities for research growth. These opportunities include integrating research and clinical care across multiple settings, the expansion of Health Services Research at MHRI, the ability to bring advanced clinical technology to healthcare via research, and how MHRI brings a foundation for innovation and professional development to our investigators across the MedStar Health system.
We were also able to discuss associate engagement and their office’s plan for professional development opportunities, a quick CTMS update, and updates of my own Office of Contracts and Grants Management. Andrew Carter was introduced to the group as their point of contact for Oncology contracts, and it was great to finally put names with faces after working together via phone and emails for so long.
A thank you goes out to Jean Flack for inviting me to her meeting. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with her staff and appreciate them letting me sit in on their presentation by Liz Ness, Nurse Consultant for Education at the National Cancer Institute.