Office of Research Nursing (ORN)                                  


Vision Statement

To provide a unique, cohesive team of superior research nurse specialists, clinical research coordinators and patient care coordinators to carry out the mission of the CCR through a culture that supports continuing education, mentorship, professional development, and collaboration while balancing comprehensive patient coordination and quality clinical and translational research.

Cell Therapy Working Group: Information and resources for research nurses opening or currently coordinating trials with cell therapy (CAR-T cells, TCR cells, or TIL cells). Click here

Coffee & Chat: We meet the last Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of the month via Teams. See Teams invite for the time and any speakers.

CPR: Please check for classes offered by the Clinical Center Nursing Department or the ORS.  Remember to send your updated CPR card to CCND Credentialing & Privileging Group

License Reimbursement: Per NIH guidance, fees required for eligible licenses and certifications, such as fingerprinting, background check, transcripts, etc. will be reimbursed as part of the renewal of license/certificate. ORN will pay for license renewals, and up to two certifications (not memberships) per fiscal year. Please complete this form and submit it to your Team Lead, along with receipts and a copy of the renewed license/certification, who will approve and send on to the Director, Office of Research Nursing for final approval and submission for reimbursement. Remember to send your updated license to CCND Credentialing & Privileging Group

NCI Medical Oncology Referral Office: Staffed by four nurses, Christine Muir, Peggy Shovlin, Amanda Carbonell, Kathy Morton, and one PCC, Christine Swafford, who assist selected teams with new patient referrals.  You can contact them via phone or email. The Referral Office shared email is and the shared voicemail is 240-760-6050. The fax number is 301-451-5433.  These contacts may be given to anyone inquiring about clinical trials. They will respond within 24 hours. 

Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) Manual: Click here.

New Patients:  The NIH Clinical Center has released an informative video geared towards first-time patients to NIH. This includes information on how to get here, security and access procedures and parking. Please share with your patients.

Promotion Information for Nurses: Click here

Research Nurse Competencies: Click here 

Team Highlights: Click here

Wellness Committee: Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit. Quarterly meetings include book club discussions, birthday celebrations, Walking Wednesdays. Always looking for members. Contact Linda Sciuto for info.

Town Hall Meeting Minutes: 


Admission Forms

CCR Referrals Database Cheat Sheet 

Computer Corner

Conference Room Reservations

Department Forms

Directions to Conference Rooms

Helpful Websites  


Monitoring Visit

NCI Travel and Lodging Reimbursement Handout for Patients 

NCI Travel and Lodging Reimbursement Handout for Patients (Spanish)   

Patient Expiration Updates in BTRIS/CRIS 

Patient Support Services

Radiology Imaging Library **Updated 09/29/23**

Safra Lodge Request (see CCR Policies/SOP, SOP# ADCR-7)


Social Work Department

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Temporary Guardianship 


Last updated by Yu, Theresa (NIH/NCI) [E] on Dec 20, 2023