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Clinical Research Finance

Date: Sept. 15-17, 2022 | Location/Format: UH Campus/In-person | Register

Date: Sept. 21-23, 2022 | Location/Format: Virtual | Register

Date: Nov. 2-4, 2022 | Location/Format: Virtual | Register

Date: Nov. 8-10, 2022 | Location/Format: UH Campus/In-person | Register


Mary L. Veazie, MBA, CPA, CHC, CHRC

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for employment in the field of clinical research finance. Currently, there are resources available for healthcare and research administration professionals that cover limited aspects of clinical research finance. There isn’t, however, comprehensive educational sessions for professionals seeking to understand the financial aspects of clinical research. This program combines multiple sources of regulations and operational approaches melded together to provide the most relevant, and current information on the financial administration of clinical research studies. The use of case studies enables students to practice the concept(s) discussed during each session and will serve to reinforce the learning experiences.


Healthcare organizations that participate in clinical research and pharmaceutical companies seek to hire personnel who possess knowledge of the financial aspects of clinical research. The current pool of potential hires who possess this particular business acumen is slim. Oftentimes, the shortage of personnel with this expertise exposes research organizations to risks that include, but not limited to, non-compliance with federal and state regulations.

When organizations hire personnel to fulfill the financial functions supporting a clinical research study, they typically spend three (3) to six (6) months educating and training these individuals. The lengthy training is due to the complexity associated with the financial operations of a clinical research study. This program seeks to close this knowledge gap and help prepare prospective clinical research finance professionals for a career in the field of clinical research.



Clinical research finance is an important function of the clinical research industry. It entails a full comprehension of federal regulations, budget development, and patient-based insurance billing. Understanding the financial aspects of clinical research has long been a challenge for many organizations, clinical researchers and all other individuals interested in a career in clinical research finance. This 3-day boot camp takes the participant through the clinical research financial life cycle using case studies and a review course in preparation for the assessment. This course will provide participants with a certificate in Clinical Research Finance and the knowledge and skillsets to perform clinical research tasks in a compliant manner; thus, setting the foundation for a successful career in clinical research.

The boot camp will focus on preparing participants for a career in clinical research finance. It will educate participants in the following areas:

Successful participants will receive a certificate in Clinical Research Finance and understand how to leverage study and patient data to maintain and enhance a comprehensive and compliant CRB program.



Day 1: Overview of Clinical Research Finance & Pre-Award Processes (8 hours)

Day 2: Clinical Research Finance Revenue Cycle (8 hours)

Day 3: Assessment/Examination (2 hours)


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