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Donna McCarty

Donna McCarty is a clinical research professional with over 20 years of experience within the clinical trials environment, working both in the academic setting and within industry.

Donna, currently holds the position of Clinical Research Manager within the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG), an academic-based clinical trials development and coordination organization, located within the Department of Oncology within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. OCOG works with clinician investigators to design, conduct, analyze and publish clinical trials with a focus primarily on cancer research, and a secondary interest in venous thrombosis research. Donna oversees a research team that includes Physician Research Associates, Faculty Statisticians, Clinical Research Coordinators, Ethics & Regulatory Affairs, Data Management Assistants, Information Technology Programmers and Quality Analysts as well as institutional contract specialists and financial personnel.

Donna is also involved with research program development for the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute (ECRI), a joint partnership between McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, located in Hamilton, ON, that focuses on research through a collaborative process that involves clinician experts from the Juravinksi Cancer Centre Disease Site Teams and ECRI Scientists.

Donna is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and received certification as a Clinical Research Professional with the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). Donna is involved with a number of research organizations including the Network of Networks (N2), having participated as member of the SOP Development Committee and the Initiative to Streamline Clinical Trials Working Group.

Clinical trials hold the key to the development of new treatments and therapies for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. It is an exciting field where collaboration, dedication and continued learning are part of the day to day environment.