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Meet Your Instructor: Yashodhan “Yash” Khajanchee

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 29, 2021

Meet Your Instructor: Yashodhan “Yash” Khajanchee, M.B.B.S., MS, MCR
Yash Khajanchee was born in India, where he went to Medical School and completed his training in general surgery in 1996. In 1999, he was offered a research fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Legacy Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Portland, Oregon.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

Benefits of the Fundamentals of Clinical Research Course

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 25, 2020

Kinjal Mistry was trained in pharmacy and pharmacology in India before moving to the United States in 2019. Mistry sought an affordable path to using her past training paired with a deep interest in research. She discovered an outlet for both passions with PCC's Clinical Research program. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her experience - you can learn more about her journey below! 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research

The Origins of the Clinical Research Program: Seeing a Need and Filling It

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 23, 2020

Developing new programs at Portland Community College's Institute for Health Professionals requires understanding the needs of Portland’s health industry. One particular area of the industry experiencing high turnover, expensive training, and a lack of qualified applicants: clinical researchers and clinical research assistants. The IHP team went to work and built its online clinical research program, offered during the spring. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

How Much Does a Clinical Research Assistant Make?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 06, 2020

Clinical Research Assistants (CR Assistants) spend their time performing trials for new treatments, diagnostic devices, and medications. They also work with patients directly in a healthcare atmosphere. They have important responsibilities that include: 

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

Meet Your Instructor: Kristin Stiller - Clinical Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 01, 2020

Meet Your Instructor: Kristin Stiller, BA, MHA, CCRP
Kristin is an instructor in the Foundations of Clinical Research program.  She teaches Good Clinical Practice; Ethical oversight; Scientific Integrity, Privacy and Overview of Study Design - Methods, Types, and Drug Development Process.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

Meet Clinical Research Instructor, Mica Werner

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 31, 2020

Mica Werner, MSM, is an Instructor at Portland Community College. She grew up in Ann Arbor, MI. After earning a BA in English from Michigan State University she took the next logical step and accepted a job as a medical assistant in a women’s health clinic.

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

5 of the Latest Trends Transforming the Clinical Research Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 16, 2019

Clinical research is constantly evolving. There are always new findings, practices and technologies transforming the way clinical research is conducted and managed. Staying on top of the latest trends and changes is key if you’re a clinical research professional or someone interested in entering the field.

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

Our Foundations of Clinical Research Program Highlights

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 07, 2019


Clinical research offers rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference in healthcare. Year after year, this field experiences tremendous growth with jobs constantly opening up across the public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this field will grow by more than 13 percent by 2026, which is nearly double the industry average of seven percent.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

Clinical Research Graduate Demonstrates the Value of the Relationship between PCC Institute for Health Professionals and Providence

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 11, 2019

Sometimes finding a fulfilling career doesn't follow a uniform A-to-B trajectory. Such was the case for Cynthia Trinidad, one of our first Clinical Research internship recipients, who initially graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, but wasn’t sure where to go once she entered the workforce. Her passion for people led her to a career in the healthcare industry where she started as a CNA. She originally hoped to grow her skillset into nursing, until she realized she had a passion for research.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals, PCC Stories

Meet Your Instructor: Armando Martinez

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 22, 2019

Armando Martinez (BS, CCRA, CCRP) is an instructor in the Foundations of Clinical Research program. He teaches courses on study team roles/responsibilities, study operations, drug supply management/accountability, subject interaction, and study procedures/data collection.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

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