Sue Clausen has been appointed director of the Clinical Research Compliance Office in the School of Medicine's Office of Research and Graduate Education.
Part of the Office of Clinical Research, the new compliance office is designed to improve clinical research billing across several units, including UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Physicians. Clausen will oversee the design and implementation of billing policies that meet compliance requirements and are uniform across practice sites.
The new office will work closely with School of Medicine departments, clinical investigators, and research staff to provide education about billing practices and help them navigate administrative complexities associated with the clinical research process.
Clausen joins UW Medicine from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, where she served in several capacities since 1997, most recently as associate vice chancellor for compliance. Clausen has also worked at both Central and Western Washington Universities, and has a degree in policy administration from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University.