The purpose of the UK College of Medicine Research Professionals Network is to provide opportunities for professional development and to create a space for conversations around research-specific topics of interest for research staff including coordinators, clinical associates, research nurses, and others. The group meets on the second Monday of every month.

RPN Leadership Committee

Andrea McCubbin

Positions Held:
  • Dean Associate Research Administration
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Natalie J Hawes

Positions Held:
  • Nurse Clinical Research III
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Beth McKinney-Whitlock

Positions Held:
  • Research Associate Clinical III/UKHC
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Teresa Roberts

Positions Held:
  • Clinical Nurse Research Manger

Upcoming RPN Topics


June/July - No RPN Meetings

Aug. 12, 2024 - Zoom and HKRB 150
Grant Services - Kelly Meulendyke, PhD
Research Navigation Services - Mindy Thompson, MBA
Nursing Research Committee - Patricia Howard, PhD, RN

Monday, Sept. 9 - HKRB 150 (No Zoom)
RPN Hot Topics - Subject Matter Experts and RPN Leadership Committee

Monday, Oct. 14 - Zoom and HKRB 150
Language Services at UK - Sarah Hesler and Brenda Amaral Cabrera

Nov. 11, 2024
Clinical Trials Budget Development and Negotiations - Anna Rockich, PharmD


Quick Links


UK Research Professionals Training and Resources
A comprehensive list of links to training and resources for researchers.

Submit Feedback Here
Do you have feedback for the RPN Leadership Committee or a great idea for an RPN topic? We are looking forward to hearing from you!

RPN Membership Application
Research professionals in the UK College of Medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), and Markey Cancer Center (MCC) are welcome to join the RPN. Please fill out the linked application and we will follow up with you soon.

RPN Mentorship Program
Learn more about the inaugural RPN Mentorship Program, beginning on March 4 and ending on August 30.

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Research Professionals Network Archives

RPN members can view the content from the previous meetings using the links below.

RPN Archives FY23-24

RPN Archives FY22-23

  • June 12, 2023 - UK College of Medicine Grant Support: View Slides
  • May 8, 2023 - ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Reporting: View Slides
  • April 10, 2023 - CCTS Regulatory Resources and Services: View Slides | View Recording
  • April 10, 2023 - FORWARRD Initiative Overview: View Slides
  • March 13, 2023 - Auditing Clinical Research Studies: View Slides
  • February 13, 2023 - NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Update: View Slides
  • December 12, 2022 - CCTS Services to Support Research Professionals: View Slides
  • December 12, 2022 - CCTS and CRSO Services and Resources: View Document
  • November 14, 2022 - CRSO Coverage Analysis Overview: View Slides
  • October 10, 2022 - The CRSO: An Overview: View Slides 
  • August 8, 2022 - OSPA UK Research Infrastructure: View Slides | View Recording
  • July 11, 2022 - UK College of Medicine Orientation to Clinical Research: View Slides