Robert Kolb RN, MS, CCRC

Assistant Director Clinical Research, University of Florida

Currently Associate Director, Clinical Research; Director Research Coordinator Programs; University of Florida Clinical Translational Science Institute assisting the Director of CTSI Services and the Executive Vice President for Research & Education in the overall management and administrative direction of UF Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) programs. I am primarily responsible for management of major functions in Translational Workforce Development (TWD) and Research Navigation Support and responsible for coordinating activities administered by the CTSI Service Center and Translational Workforce Development in the development and implementation of Professional Development Courses and collaborative programs to foster Research Navigation. Manage Research Professionals Networks / UF Research Coordinators Consortium and direct Research Coordinator Program for Excellence in Human Subject Research. My back ground includes over 30 years of direct clinical and administrative experience as Research Programs Coordinator, Coordinator Clinical Programs, Assistant Director Clinical Research and Research Consultant, as well as Utilization Review, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation, Cardiology, Oncology and Communications. I have worked in a variety of relevant research settings ranging through industry and the academic sectors, as well as Veterans Affairs Research Service. I have worked on NIH funded, Industry Sponsored, and VA Cooperative studies and conducted, managed or consulted on hundreds of protocols, from international multi-center trials to investigator initiated studies, and from Phase 1 through 4, including Genetics and Pharmacogenetics. A board certified Registered Nurse since 1977, I am also a longstanding member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and have held a Certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) for over 17 years, being an early adopter and certification advocate.