Hengameh Raissy, PharmD

Participant Clinical Interactions Associate Director and Trial Innovation Module Lead

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-5485

Introduction and Research Interests

My primary research interest is asthma pharmacotherapy in the pediatric population. I have been PI/Co-I for more than 60 clinical trials and have more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed literature and textbooks. As the principal investigator at UNM for two NHLBI-funded networks and one large multisite clinical trial in pediatric asthma, I have extensive experience with clinical research networks including experiences in the execution of network trials; budget preparation; study design, development, and implementation; recommendation for corrective actions; study progress monitoring; analysis and interpretation; and presentation and publication of pediatric clinical trial findings. I am also familiar with essential reporting including but not limited to accrual, protocol violations, and Data and Safety Monitoring Board reporting. I have served on the Steering Committees of the mentioned NHLBI networks and many other subcommittees. I will bring more than 15 years of experience in conducting pediatric (and some adult) clinical trials.

I joined the CTSC leadership in July 2010 as associate director of CTSC Clinical Research Unit (CRU) with a focused on pharmaceutical sponsored trials. This position complemented my effort and years of research experience in conducting pharmaceutical and federally funded clinical trials at UNM. In this position, our goal is to provide mechanisms for quality clinical research, and to advance patient recruitment strategies to build trust, knowledge and interest in research trials among patients in our clinics and to assist investigators in meeting recruitment needs as we identify clinical trials of interest for each investigator and offer a robust and broad services at Participant Clinical Interaction (PCI). As the co-director of UNM Pediatric Clinical Trial site at IDeA State Pediatric Clinical Trial Network (ISPCTN), I will ensure that UNM CTSC is an effective clinical site for multisite trials with a goal to enhance Network’s capacity to respond to the increasing demands for high quality clinical trials.

CTSC Leadership Focus

Participant Clinical Interaction Module Lead

Participant Recruitment Service Lead

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