May 20th, 2020

We have enjoyed introducing you to OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) team members over the past few weeks.

The work our staff does on a daily basis is what moves research forward and ultimately improves patient care. We are grateful for their hard work and excited for you to get to know the people that run this research institute. Find more OCRI Team Spotlight profiles, here. Now, this week we’d like to introduce you to OCRI’s Data Manager…

Meet Krista Bossi!

Q: Krista, what you do at OCRI?

A: As the Data Manager my role in OCRI is to assist Investigators in developing new protocols, build and manage databases through REDCap, perform data audits, assist with abstract and manuscript submissions and tracking, and to manage the 6 person Registry Team.

My position is important to the organization and our mission because I actively coordinate with internal physicians to facilitate relevant orthopedic research. Our Registry Team collects that vast majority of data that is used to help report the improved Quality of Life of our patients. Our ability to submit our research to societies through abstracts for presentation, and through Peer Reviewed Journals for publication educates the medical community and public about our role in advancing orthopedic treatments.

Q: How long have you been at OCRI? 

A: 2.5 years

Q: Tell us about your hobbies! What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: Gardening, yoga, indoor rock climbing with my husband Nick, wine tasting

Q: What’s something you’re currently working on that particularly excites or interests you?

A: Currently I’m working with the Clinical Trials Manager, Rebekah Alsop, to organize our large multi-center study One Stage versus Two Stage For Periprosthetic Hip And Knee Infection (it’s a project in partnership with OrthoCarolina’s Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center). Together we perform data audits, communicate with the sites about data clarifications, and provide the Investigators with information about enrollment and compliance.