Rose Schmitt received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Iowa in 2011 and graduated with two honors commendations for research. She began her research career as an undergraduate in 2008 and has extensive experience in the development and conduct of research studies.
Ms. Schmitt often serves as the lead study coordinator, handling study logistics including IRB applications, study material and document preparation, subject recruitment and scheduling, staff protocol training, data integrity and preparation, and scheduling study resources such as rooms, simulators, and staff. She has experience as a clinical research coordinator, having handled many drug-related studies in her time at the Driving Safety Research Institute (DSRI) that included drug dispensing and the use of various medical devices. She has coordinated the collection, processing, and storage of blood and oral fluid samples obtained as part of clinical research. Ms. Schmitt creates and modifies project submissions to the IRB and performs delegate functions for several DSRI investigators and faculty affiliates. She maintains the appropriate study logs as well as maintains regulatory documentation for a variety of studies, including clinical drug studies. She also assists with FDA, HRPO, OMB, and PRA submissions.
She leads the Research Logistics group at DSRI, with a focus on clinical studies, and specializes in DSRI's study record-keeping and archival. She is the primary individual responsible for managing the DSRI recruitment email account and DSRI subject registry. She trains, monitors, supervises, and delegates research tasks to undergraduate research assistants and temporary research staff. Ms. Schmitt also contributes to proposals, annual reports, technical reports, journal articles, and conference papers. She has been at DSRI since 2012.