Shu Yi Cai
Where were you born?
What school did you attend?
Montgomery College University of Maryland, Baltimore
What gained your interest in the NIH?
My passion in advancing clinical research to find cures and or prevention of diseases affecting humans.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I am a Registered Nurse. At the NIH, I have held several positions with my nursing training. As a study coordinator at the NIH Clinical Center, I met with study participants to explain the research study procedures, risks, benefits, and requirements before they sign the informed consent form to join the study. I also served as the matter subject expert to clinical nurses, physicians, and other clinical care staff on the implementation of my clinical protocols. Currently, I serve as a Clinical Project Manager at NIH/NIAID/DMID extramural. In this position, I am a clinical subject matter expert for clinical research management and operations. I oversee and manage vaccine and drug clinical trials that are being conducted by non-profit and academia institutions that are funded by the NIH. I facilitate resolution of safety, regulatory, and operational issues between various stakeholders to ensure successful and timely protocol development and implementation.
What message would you like to send to young Asians who are considering going to college?
Be confident. Think BIG. Don't live in FEAR. Believe in yourself. Be vocal and proactive in everything you do and strive to make positive impacts for yourself and the community.