Rosalind Hayden, BSN, RN

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Lead, Research Staffing Support Office
R Hayden
Division of Intramural Research
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Rosalind Hayden (aka Rose or Rosie) is a Lead Protocol Operations Specialist and Team Lead for the Research Staffing Support Office (RSSO) in the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). Ms. Hayden has been with the NINDS since 2010, originally working as a research nurse focused on regulatory submission for the Neuroimmunology Branch (NIB). She transitioned to CTU in 2013, where she continued to provide regulatory and MRI coverage support for the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurovirology until 2017.

Ms. Hayden began a new role in 2017 and was charged with creating an integrated approach throughout the NINDS Intramural Clinical Research Program for research support personnel (Patient Care Coordinators (PCCs), Protocol Navigators (PNs), Research Coordinators (RCs)/Nurses (CRNs)). The RSSO was created to have a coordinated mechanism for training & educating staff, as well as managing resources & workload. The RSSO started by providing protocol navigation services and currently covers the majority of the NINDS DIR Clinical Research Program Principal Investigators. The RSSO expanded to cover centralized CTU RCs and PCCs.  As the RSSO increased support to IC PIs and took on addition staff, the RCs have branched off forming the Research Coordinator Office (RCO), while PNs and PCCs remain in the RSSO. Ms. Hayden continues to provide guidance and mentorship on research and regulatory issues to non-RSSO NINDS staff as requested. Ms. Hayden works with the other CTU Leads and staff to continue the efforts to provide central services. She is involved in SOP development, participates in the CTU Protocol Development Meetings and Administrative Review of new protocols as part of the review team. She also is the CTU point of contact for specific issues related to the research support staff, including contact with the NIH Office of Technology Transfer, as well as PI support for hiring staff via the SOAR contract. Ms. Hayden formerly served as the NINDS Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Liaison and as the Investigational Pharmacy Liaison responsible for tracking and monitoring of NINDS intramural DSMBs and NINDS sponsored investigational drug product for regulatory compliance on behalf of the Clinical Director.

Ms. Hayden graduated with her BSN from Deaconess College of Nursing in St. Louis MO in 2003 summa cum laude and obtained her RN shortly after. She worked as a staff nurse in Oncology prior to taking her first position as a research nurse in OB/GYN and Women’s Health in 2005 (Saint Louis University, and subsequently Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine). In 2009 She took a position as a Clinical Trials Compliance Specialist for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with work focused on auditing and quality control for the clinical trial billing process. She also served as an IRB Board Member for the Washington University School of Medicine, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) from 2008-2010. Ms. Hayden has been a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) since 2007 and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional.