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Clinical Trials

The division of clinical research administration within the Office of Research Affairs facilitates the administrative and financial aspects of clinical research across the RUSH University System for Health. 

The division sets the strategic vision for clinical research administration and provides leadership to ensure the enterprise has the following:

  • Well-funded leading-edge research in key therapeutic areas
  • Engaged principal investigators and research teams that are audit-ready
  • Efficient study start-up that sets the pace for academic medical centers in the Chicagoland area
  • Effective execution of clinical research-related activities
  • Preferred status with key industry sponsors


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Contact us

Erin Blackmon, JD, MA, assistant general counsel, contracts & research counsel

Linda Bond, MSN, CNP, associate vice president of clinical trials and regulatory operations

Priya Mishra, PhD, clinical research liaison