Rosalind Hayden (aka Rose H or Rosie) is a Research Nurse 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 continue to provide regulatory support for the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurovirology (DNN) until 2017. Ms. Hayden formerly served as the NINDS Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Liaison responsible for tracking and monitoring of NINDS intramural DSMBs for regulatory compliance on behalf of the Clinical Director.
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, Protocol Navigators, Research Coordinators/Nurses). The RSSO was created to have a coordinated mechanism for training & educating staff, as well as managing resources & workload for protocol navigation. The RSSO is currently providing protocol navigation services for the majoring of the NINDS DIR Clinical Research Program Principle Investigators. Ms. Hayden continues to provide guidance and mentorship on research and regulatory issues to non-RSSO NINDS staff as requested. Ms. Hayden works with other CTU Leads and staff to continue the efforts to provide central coordination and services for Patient Care Coordinators, Research Nurses, and Research Coordinators. She participates in the leadership team for the Research Coordinator Forum & the Patient Care Coordinator Forum to provide continuing education to these staff groups. She also is the CTU point of contact for specific issues related to the research support staff, including contact with the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department, and the Patient Support Services Department. She is involved in SOP development, participates in the CTU Protocol Development Meetings as part of the review team.
Ms. Hayden graduated with her BSN from Deaconess College of Nursing in St. Louis MO in 2003 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.