Research Coordinator Network (RCN)

Mary Ellen Riordan, BSN
Mary Ellen Riordan, BSN
Hackensack University Medical Center
Vice Chair
Chelsey Smith, AAHA, CCRC, ACRP-CP
Chelsey Smith, AAHA, CCRC, ACRP-CP
Children's Mercy Hospital

Committee Description/Overview

The Research Coordinator Network (RCN) is comprised of all CARRA Research Coordinator members. The RCN represents a dynamic group of research coordinators committed to advancing the success and productivity of research in the field pediatric rheumatology, particularly through the CARRA Registry and other CARRA-initiated studies. The RCN is dedicated to fostering communication and collaboration between its members and other CARRA stakeholders, as well as providing training, skill building, and professional development opportunities to support the professional growth of its members.


Research Coordinator Advisory Committee (RCAC)


Additional Current Content

Ongoing projects:

Coordinator Coaching and Mentoring Program: This program matches coordinators or stakeholders who are interested in gaining insight and guidance related to successful CARRA Registry participation with experienced CARRA Registry Coordinator Coaches/Mentors.

Quarterly Educational Webinar Series: This webinar series covers topics pertinent to the CARRA Registry and the professional development of the CARRA Research Coordinators. Sessions are often eligible for 1.0 credits of continuing medical education or general continuing education. The RCN is working to create a video library of resources for current and future RCN members.