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  • Dillon, Catherine, M.S.
  • Associate Director of Data/Project Management
  • Department of Public Health Sciences
  • College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Phone: 843-876-1942
  • Fax: 843.876.1923
  • Email: rileycp@musc.edu
  • Experience: Phase I-III clinical trials; drug and device trials
  • Research: Clinical Trial Implementation
  • Projects: Neurological Emergencies, Diabetes, Digestive Diseases, Psychiatry
Catherine Dillon is a Program Manager at the Data Coordination Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina. In her current position, she has been responsible for a broad range of project and data management activities for a wide variety of protocols including multi-site, international, industry and federally funded, acute and exception from informed consent trials. Her main focus for the past 10 years has been in data management with her primary responsibility being the supervision of data managers, clinical sites, and site monitors in the collection, cleaning, and locking of clinical research data. She is currently enrolled at The George Washington University pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research Administration.

Publications
 

Presentations
 
  • Dillon, C. & Zhao, W.
  • Enhancing Clinical Trial Quality and Efficiency by Integrating Trial Operation Information and Case Report Form Data.
  • 6th Annual Clinical Data Integration & Management meeting (2017, March). Princeton, NJ
  • Dillon, C., Zhao, W., Henry, A., Huang, D., & Kim, J.
  • Implementation of Clinical Trial Management Functionality for Remote Monitoring of Informed Consents
  • 38th Annual Society for Clinical Trial Meeting, May 2017, Liverpool, UK
  • Zhao, W., Pauls, K., Dillon, C., Kim, J.,Arnaud, C.,Ellerbe, C.,Elm, J.
  • Architectural Design of Automated Study Drug Distribution Coordination Module Integrated in Web-Based Clinical Trial Management System.
  • 38th Annual Society for Clinical Trial Meeting, May 2017, Liverpool, UK
  • Dillon, C. & Zhao, W.
  • Quality Data Management in Clinical Trials.
  • 4th Annual Innovations in Clinical Data Management meeting (2016, October). Arlington, VA.
  • Dillon, C., Huff, T., Meurer, W, & Zhao, W.
  • Challenges and Solutions for the Data Management of Emergency Clinical Trials.
  • The Society for Clinical Data Management, Annual meeting (2016, September). San Diego, CA.
  • Dillon, C., Elm, J., Harney, D., & Silbergleit, R.
  • Challenges and Solutions to the Coordination and Conduct of an Emergency Treatment Trial.
  • Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials (2016, May), Montreal, Canada.
  • Dillon, C., Link, M., & Silbergleit, R.
  • Central IRBs: Implementation, Effectiveness, and Optimization.
  • Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials (2016, May), Montreal, Canada.
  • Dillon, C., Zhao, W., Simons, J., & Palesch, Y.
  • Building a Strong Data Management Center for the National Institutes of Health’s Stroke Trials Network.
  • Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials (2015, May), Crystal City, MD.
  • Linke M, … Dillon C., et al.
  • Cooperative Review Process of the NIH StrokeNet Central Institutional Review Board
  • AAHRPP Annual Conference, May 2015, Chicago, IL
  • Kim J, Zhao W, Dillon C, Perlmutter A, Conner C
  • Lessons Learned in Three Phase III, Multi-Center Clinical Trial Database Locks
  • Society for Clinical Trials 35th Annual Meeting, May 2014, Philadelphia, PA. Poster presentation
  • Dillon C, Zhao W.
  • Building a strong data management center for a research network.
  • Society for Clinical Data Management, Sept 2014, Las Vegas, NV. Oral
  • Dillon C, Zhao W.
  • Clinical trial networks: Unique opportunities and challenges for data coordination centers.
  • Society for Clinical Data Management, Aug 2013, Chicago, IL. Oral
  • Dillon C.
  • Trial Operational Errors: Sources, Consequences, and Preventive Methods.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 2013, Boston, MA. Invited Session
  • Martin RH, Palesch YY, Zhao W, Dillon C, Qureshi A.
  • Monitoring Treatment Compliance in Large, Multicenter Clinical Trials in Stroke – The ATACH II Experience.
  • European Stroke Conference, London, England, May 2013.
  • Dillon C, Connelly B, Kim J, Patterson L, Palesch YY, Qureshi A.
  • Using Standardized Web Based Tests in Clinical Trials to Improve Investigator and Coordinator Protocol Familiarity: Experience from Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage II trial.
  • International Stroke Conference 2012, New Orleans, LA, 2012
  • Zhao W, Kim J, Pauls K, Dillon C, Waldman B, Durkalski VL, Bonham T, Deyampert A, Palesch YY.
  • Design and Implementation of Risk-based Approach to Monitoring in Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network.
  • Society for Clinical Data Management, Sept 2012, Los Angeles, LA
  • Dillon C.
  • Common Data Elements in Clinical Research in Neurology.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 2012, Miami, FL. Invited Session
  • Dillon C.
  • Coordination and Conduct in Phase III Emergency Treatment Trials.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 2012, Miami, FL. Invited Session
  • Perlmutter A, Battenhouse H, Conner C, Dillon C, Elm J, Pauls K, Zhao W.
  • Adjudication of Safety Outcomes in a Web-Based Clinical Trial Management System.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 2012, Miami, FL
  • Dillon C, Waldman B.
  • Role of the Project/Data Manager in the Optimization of Large Multi-center Trial Operation Management in the Era of Web-based CTMS.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting. May 2011. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Dillon C, Zhao W, Durkalski V.
  • Case Report Form Design for Web-based Clinical Trial Data Management Systems.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting. May 2010. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Zhao W, Dillon C,
  • Automated Adverse Event Management in Multi-Site Trials.
  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 2007, Montreal, Canada.
  • Zhao W, Dillon C, Kim J.
  • WebDCU™ - A Web Based Clinical Trial Management System - More Than A Data Management Tool.
  • 27th Annual meeting of International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, August, 2006, Geneva, Swiss.
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