Date of Award

Winter 12-2009

Degree Type

Internship Practicum Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Patricia Gwirtz


There is much to consider when managing a multicenter clinical trial. Topics under consideration include a spectrum from budget creation to subject recruitment/retention. THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano is a participating clinical research site for CABANA, which is sponsored by The National Health Institute, Duke University, and The Mayo Clinic. CABANA will be utilized to elucidate the commencement of a multicenter clinical trial, as well as illustrate issues that may be encountered throughout the process.

The successful execution of a clinical trial such as CABANA needs individuals that are dedicated to the research involved and that the handling of every aspect of the trial is performed with unparalleled proficiency.