February 16, 2009 — The Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies (WHCCS) at Northwestern Health Sciences University recently created two positions in a strategic move to increase the capacity to take on different types of research studies. Barry Taylor, DC, was named research clinic director, and Sara Zwagerman, BS, was named research clinic administrator.
According to Roni Evans, DC, MS, dean of research, the research department is working toward offering treatments on a fee-for-service basis in the Biofreeze Thera-band RehabilitationCenter. This will be in addition to continuing to conduct a variety of research studies. The new positions were created in part to support this endeavor.
As research clinic director, Taylor supervises the research clinic providers, oversees the training of WHCCS clinic providers, and helps establish implementation protocols for new information technology systems within the research clinic setting. He also works with others within the university to coordinate institutional resources needed for research clinic activities.
Zwagerman oversees the daily operations of the WHCCS clinic, including staff schedules, patient flow, and patient scheduling. She supervises nonfaculty research clinic staff, and works with the research clinic director to make sure there are appropriate and sufficient clinic resources to successfully implement research studies and programs. On top of all this she still maintains practice hours each week as an exercise therapist at the clinic.
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html