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Name CYNTHIA IRWIN JOINER
Assistant Professor
Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Unit
Assistant Director for Clinical Research, Administration, & Finance, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Administrator, Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
 
Campus Address THT 311 Zip 0006
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Education
Undergraduate  West Virginia University    1997  BA, Biology 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2000  MPH, Maternal & Child Health 
Undergraduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham     2003  BSN 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham     2010  MSN, Nursing Education 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham     2011  PhD, Nursing, Dissertation “Neighborhood Characteristics and Weight Status in Preschool Children” 

Certifications
Alabama Board of Nursing Registered Nurse   


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Cardiovascular Disease Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-Present University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Assistant Professor, (Assistant Director Clinical Research & Finance; Director Cardiovascular Clinical Trial Unit; Center Administrator Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center).

2012-2015 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Instructor, (Assistant Director Clinical Research & Finance; Director Cardiovascular Clinical Trial Unit; Center Administrator Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center).

2011-2012 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Program Director III.

2007-2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Research Nurse Manager.

2006-2007 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Research Nurse Coordinator.

2005-2006 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Research Nurse Coordinator & CLEAR Project Manager.

2004-2005 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Clinical Research Nurse.

2001-2004 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Research Assistant.

2000-2001 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pediatrics, Ryan White Family Clinic, Project Assistant.

Clinical Experience
2003-2008 Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Staff RN.

AWARDS/HONORS
• Fellow, 39th Ten Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Association. 2013
• Fellow, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN), 2009-2011
• Fellow, Leadership Education in Child-Health Nursing (LEACHN), 2008-2011

Current Activities
• UAB Research Orientation, curriculum planning and lecturer, 2015-present
• CTO/CCTS Faculty Education Workgroup, 2015-present
• UAB PowerTrials Implementation Team, member, projects 1-3, 2014-present
• UAB Clinical Trials Management System Implementation Team, 2014-present
• CTO/CCTS Research Education Workgroup, planning committee, 2014-present
• CTO/CCTS Research Standard Operating Procedures Workgroup, committee member, 2014-present
• CTO/HSIS External Monitor Access Workgroup, 2013-present
• UAB Heart Walk/Heart Month, planning committee member, 2013-present
• UAB Research Advisory Group, co-chair, 2010-present
• UAB Research Training Program, lecturer, 2006-present

Past Activities
• UAB Research Administration Workgroup, Financial Management Workgroup, 2014-2015
• UAB Research Administration Workgroup, Cost Accounting Curriculum Workgroup, 2013-2014
• UAB SOM Risk Assessment Group, 2013
• UAB School of Nursing, Clinical Research Management Curriculum Advisory Board, 2011-2014
• UAB Research Focus Group Workgroup, Best Practices for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trial Budgets, chair, 2011-2013

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
• American Heart Association, 2011-present     
• American Public Health Association, 1997-2000     
• Association of Clinical Research Professionals (Vice President local chapter 2010), 2003-2013     
• Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association, 2015-present     
• Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003-present     
• Southern Nursing Research Society, 2007-present     
• The Obesity Society, 2008-2010     

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Description
• Prevention of cardiovascular disease and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension) in families and children through the examination of environmental factors. • Prevention of childhood obesity through examination of the interactions and the impact of environmental and cardiovascular risk factors on a child’s weight status. • Education and training for clinical research personnel.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
MANUSCRIPTS PUBLISHED
1. Irwin Joiner, C. (2009). Body Mass Index (BMI) report cards: should schools be responsible for screening? The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 34, 208.

2. Wilson, L., Rice, M., Jones, C.T., Joiner, C., LaBorde, J., McCall, K., Jester, P., Carter, S., Boone, C., Onwuzuligo, U., & Koneru, A. (2013). Enhancing Research Capacity for Global health: Evaluation of a Distance-Based program for International Study Coordinators. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 33(1): 67-75.