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James Sparks, MSN, RN, CCRC

James Sparks, MSN, RN, CCRC

  • Senior Clinical Research Monitor-NACHO

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James Sparks, MSN, RN, CCRC is Senior Clinical Research Monitor-NACHO.

James has been at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2008, having a wide variety of roles in Clinical Research. Prior to coming to Global Pediatric Medicine, he was the Senior Coordinator of Clinical Research Operations in Infectious Diseases, focusing on providing regulatory services for St. Jude investigator-initiated studies as well as cooperative group and industry studies. Prior roles at St. Jude include Project Manager and Clinical Research Monitor for Clinical Trials Operations.

His monitoring focus spans more than eight years and includes Phase I-III therapeutic studies, including IND and IDE research. He traveled to collaborating sites associated with St. Jude to ensure quality and compliance with these studies. He especially enjoyed monitoring rare disease gene therapy research trials for Hemophilia B and X-Linked SCID.

While not born in Memphis, James grew up in the city and has considered it home since 1985. He earned a Bachelor of Nursing from Baptist College of Health Sciences in 2003 as well as a Master of Nursing in Clinical Research Administration from the George Washington University in 2013. He is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

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