Carrie O'Neill serves as the Manager of the Office of Research Compliance, Education, and Outreach within the University Hospitals Health System Clinical Research Center. She has over 20+ years of experience in clinical research, including at our academic health center, in private practice, as a consultant, and scientist. This past year she increased the number of audits exponentially to ensure that our research was safe and ethical. She's an idea machine--always pushing the envelope for innovation, efficiency, and scalability. One to always think ten steps ahead, it is clear that her experience allows her to be an empowered member of a leadership team while empowering those on her team. Her determination is evident in her never-give-up attitude--oftentimes managing to push through initiatives that were previously unsupported. Carrie's compassion comes not only from working in clinical research with a pediatric population, but also from being an incredible, family-first mother whose championing of work-life balance extends to her team. Her vision and ability to act with urgency while thinking and planning strategically make her an asset to any team or organization willing to challenge and be challenged for the sake of advancing and improving health care, medicine, and science for all.