Quarterly Newsletter
October 30th, 2015

Clinical Research Billing
Thank you to our Study Teams who so diligently reconcile their participant charges on study accounts each month! This allows CRAO and RCRB's (Revenue Cycle Research Billing) to identify root causes of errors and make needed modifications. If you need assistance please contact CRAO or check out this helpful "How To Reconcile" guide located on our website.
Shortcode Changes
We want to help our Research Partners avoid journal entry corrections!  Send your Short Code changes to the RCRB's in a timely manner.
Analyst News
To expedite the review process please highlight or list any changes made to the previously approved billing calendar. This helps our Analysts accelerate the review of your team's Amendment, improving turn around time.
Of Note!
Lynda Hodges is back with CRAO!! Lynda has worked at the University of Michigan for eleven and a half years. She's been a study Coordinator for Dermatology and most recently MCTP (Michigan Center for Translational pathology). Lynda worked with CRAO for three years as an Analyst in between being a Coordinator. We, as are all her colleagues in IRB, ORSP, OoR, and Coordinators from across disciplines are thrilled to have her back with CRAO once again. Welcome home Lynda!
Wednesday, November 11
Medical School Office of Research NCRC EXPO Seminar Series 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Research Auditorium
NCRC Building 10 
Join the Medical School Office of Research for a FREE seminar series to learn about how the many services offered by UMMS Office of Research units can help advance your research. Sessions include:
  • Transformative Technologies at the Cores
  • What's Changing in Human Subjects Research
  • Working Together to Transform Clinical Trials
  • REAL: Collaborative Laboratory Studies How Animal Well-Being Relates to Scientific Results
 Register for one session, or all four! Additional details and required registration available  here..

Tuesday, November 17
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Kahn Auditorium, BSRB
Faculty, staff, and friends of the U-M biomedical research community are invited to join the Biomedical Research Council and the UMMS Office of Research for a presentation and reception honoring Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., as the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. The award ceremony will also feature a lecture by Dr. Fearon, "Mechanisms Underlying Colorectal Tumor Pathogenesis."

Office of Research
The Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office is part of the Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the U-M Medical School community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.