CPHS Staff Member: Stefanie Twist
Title: Program Manager, Department of Clinical Research
Where are you originally from? Pittsboro, NC
How long have you been working at Campbell? I’ve been at Campbell since May 2019.
Where did you go to school/what degree(s) do you hold? I received my B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University.
Tell us a little bit about how amazing your current position is and what you do. Prior to coming to Campbell University, I worked as a clinical research coordinator directly interacting with physicians, researchers, and patients. At Campbell, I serve in the role of Program Manager and advise students in the Master of Clinical Research (MSCR) program. I truly enjoy all aspects of Clinical Research and am delighted to be able to help prepare students to enter the field.
The MSCR core curriculum covers topics that include regulatory affairs, data management, medical ethics, scientific writing, and prepares students to complete a final research project at the end of the program. Students also complete electives that include project management, healthcare economics, pharmaceutical compliance and quality assurance, behavioral medicine, and physical and clinical assessment.
I know I am part of an amazing team that is preparing the next generation of clinical research associates, project managers, regulatory associates, and study monitors. Several upcoming graduates already have scientific publications to their name from submitting their research to national medical societies and peer reviewed publications. With Research Triangle Park so close to Campbell University, students who graduate from the Campbell MSCR program have a wide job field to choose from and almost all students find jobs quickly after graduating.
I am proud to work at Campbell University. I look forward to working with students and watching them graduate and move into successful careers.
What’s your favorite part of working with students? My favorite part of working with students is seeing them apply what they have learned in their classwork towards their final research projects.
At Campbell we believe in purposeful lives and meaningful service. What legacy are you leaving? My hope and goal is to help students achieve their academic and career goals by fostering a positive academic environment where students feel supported and know their academic and professional successes are noticed.
How do you feel like your past experience, both personal and professional, helps counsel students on what classes they need to take? I feel my past experience as a research coordinator helps me relate to student experiences and the coursework they encounter throughout the program.
Reasons why prospective students should choose Campbell over other Graduate and Professional Schools. Campbell University’s online Masters in Clinical Research Program is 100% online. This allows individuals who are already working in the clinical research field the opportunity to seek career advancement after graduation. Additionally, it allows working adults seeking to change career paths into the field of Clinical Research the opportunity to work full-time while pursuing their career goals.
Faculty and adjunct faculty are actively involved in multiple positions and career fields within clinical research. This exposes students to diverse career perspectives, networking opportunities, and allows students to see the current needs of the job market.
Fun facts: I volunteer as Cubmaster for a Cub Scout Pack in Sanford, NC. I am also a Den Leader for the Lions Den, which are kindergarten-aged scouts. My son is a Webelo and will be crossing over to Troop in Boy Scouts in 2022. I enjoy painting and drawing in my free time as well as attending local comicons in and out of cosplay with my husband and son, when not in a global pandemic.