Advarra/OnCore Kickoff - Special Clinical Event

CRTO Announcement

The Advarra/OnCore Kickoff Meeting Special Clinical Event via ZOOM took place Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (CST).

Individuals within UI Healthcare Clinical Studies groups who oversee and/or are involved with budgets, financial tracking and management, study calendars, regulatory management and data capture were welcomed to attend this event.  The UI Advarra/OnCore implementation team are working to connect with as many UI groups as possible, to let attendees know about the planning, implementing and training of the Advarra/OnCore system planned within the next year. Those invited to this meeting could forward this meeting invitation to UI groups and individuals who may have interest in learning more about the implementation of the Advarra OnCore system.

Additional specifics regarding the OnCore system implementation plan were reviewed during the UI Advarra/OnCore DEMO meeting via Zoom on May 24, 2022 from 9:00 10:00 am.

Contact Kristy Mahan ( to request recordings of the Kick Off and the Jump Start presentations.

Please see the meeting agenda topics and speakers for the Advarra/OnCore Kickoff Meeting below: 

Featured Speakers: 

               Dr. John Buatti, ICTS Associate Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support

                Jeff McElray, Project Manager, Advarra

               Kim Sprenger, ICTS Clinical Research Manager            

               Deb O’Connell-Moore, ICTS Clinical Trials Regulatory Manager

               Cena Jones-Bitterman, Assistant Director, Compliance and Informatics, Cancer Center

               Jessica Gallagher, Assistant Director, Clinical Research Finance Management, Cancer Center

                Necole Miller, Research Manager, Internal Medicine Grant Administration office, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 

                Maria Soliman, Director, Grant Accounting, Controller’s Office 

Meeting Agenda: 

                Introductions and Kickoff Meeting Overview

                Goals Review ​

                Implementation Plan ​

                Implementing Change in our Organization and Your Role ​

                Collaboration Opportunities​

                Next Steps​ 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022