Diane Kolb, Faculty Affairs Manager and Assistant to the Chair
VU School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics


Contact Information

Work Experience (Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)

      Faculty Affairs Manager and Assistant to the Chair, November, 2009 - present
      Administrative Manager, August 2007 - November 2009
      Administrative Assistant II, February 2007 - August 2007

Course Work & Certifications

      * InForm (computer program for clinical reporting Design/Implementation)
      * ARISg User Training (included programming, design templates)
      * Overview of the Clinical Research Process
      * Preparation Requirement for International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines; Safety (National Institute of Health Sciences [NIHS] sponsored training)
      * Ethics as the Foundation to Clinical Research
      * Selecting and Managing Clinical Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
      * Aspects of Regulatory History
      * BIMO: Introduction (Compliance in Drug Safety training sponsored by NIHS) http://www.fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/bimo/
      * Informed Consent
      * Ethical Review Boards
      * Drug Safety & Adverse Event Reporting
      * European Union Clinical Trials Directive
      * HIPAA The Impact on Clinical Research
      * COEUS (grants mgmt program); not utilized since 2008

Computer Skills

      MS Windows Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office, MS PowerPoint, MS Access), MS Explorer, Outlook, Netscape Navigator,
      Lotus Notes, Outlook, Adobe Pagemaker 7.0, Adobe 6.0 Standard, CTMS (custom built clinical tracking software), COEUS,
      PEER, eProcurement. Documentum, nForm and Protrack. Design, validation and implementation of various computer programs
      created for company/department specific tasks including drug safety database (ARISg), marketing database, legal template database
      and project tracking database. Advanced graphic skills including design of logos and corporate design templates. SnapFish, GIMP,
      ScreenHunter trained for screenshots utilized in creation of program manual.

Department Activities

  • Member of the R&R Committee

Department Responsibilities

  • Manage internal faculty affairs process (recruitment, appointments, reappointments, promotions)
  • Event management (major events - useR! 2012 is next)
  • Relieve Chair of administrative details as directed
    • wiki support (administrative)
  • wiki training as directed (internal and external)

A little about me...

  • I truly enjoy working with projects where you can see an end result that is positive (event management, compliance, wiki/web growth)
  • I am creative and prefer not to do things the same old way if there's a way to find a more efficient and automated ways to streamline processes
  • I excel in recruitment and promotion efforts because it is my opportunity to help others move forward in their careers

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