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