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UMMC Outstanding Research Support Staff

Deepti Patki.jpgDeepti Patki, MS, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator | Clinical Research Support Program

Research Navigator | Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR)

Years of service: Six

About Deepti: Deepti manages clinical trials in various therapeutic areas which includes screening and recruitment of research participants, study conduct, and IRB submissions among other duties. She also oversees the daily operations of the Research Service Center for the MCCTR which entails making sure studies are appropriately implemented in accordance with Good Clinical Practices. Deepti is a trained Indian Classical Dancer and teaches dance classes at the Jackson Metroplex.

Why she loves research: “I love clinical research because it makes me think analytically. I am a people person and enjoy my interaction with the research participants. I love what I do because it is the right blend of research and management.”

From her peers: “Deepti wears many hats for our department and research as a whole at UMMC. She has a vast wealth of knowledge about conducting research, regulatory issues, and consenting patients. Not only does she serve the Emergency Medicine Research team, she also coordinates for the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research. She frequently helps new investigators and coordinators with study start-up and regulatory issues, trains new research employees, and is always willing to answer questions. Not only does she do her job well, it is done with excellence. Deepti is an asset to our department, and to UMMC!”