Philip Cola - Associate Professor, Design & Innovation

Faculty – Philip Cola

Associate Professor, Design & Innovation
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core, Case Western Reserve University

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Philip A. Cola, PhD, is a research manager and practitioner scholar with over 25 years experience in the fiscal, legal, scientific and ethical reviews of research. He was Vice President for Research and Technology Management at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for 21 years where he oversaw the Institutional Review Board, clinical research compliance, grants administration, research finance and clinical research education and training.

Currently, he holds appointments as an Associate Professor of Management and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He teaches qualitative and quantitative research methods, leadership and research dissemination. Presently, he is also the Associate Director of Academic Affairs for the Doctor of Management Programs at Weatherhead as well as the Director of the Regulatory Knowledge and Support core of the CWRU Clinical Translational Science Award.

Cola holds a PhD in management from the Weatherhead School of Management and a Master’s Degree in experimental psychology and research method and design from Cleveland State University. His research interests include the responsible conduct of research, factors influencing success of physician scientists in academic medical centers, the translational science paradigm, workforce development, physician identity and nonprofit organizations.

Cola has given numerous presentations and lectures locally and nationally on the responsible conduct of research, human subjects protections, grants administration and workforce development in the translational sciences including sessions at the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health. He has authored numerous impactful publications in the areas of psychology, psychiatry and research management. He has been a member of the Society for Research Administration (SRA) for 20 years. In 2009, he received the Excellence Award from SRA and in 2011, he was designated SRA Distinguished Faculty.

Additionally, he is member of the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), both since 2012. He has presented his research on the physician scientist workforce in academic medical centers consistently in these venues. In 2017, he received the Doctoral Teaching Excellence Award from the Weatherhead School of Management.


PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2015
MA, Cleveland State University, 1994
BA, Cleveland State University, 1987

Initially Appointed: 2016

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Selected Publications

  • Cola, P. A. (2015).
    Helping Top Talent to Thrive: The Significance of Relational Capacity, Teamwork and Organizational Support   Case Western Reserve University.
  • Kost, R. G., Lee, L. N., Yessis, J. L., Wesley, R., Alfano, S., Alexander, S. R., Kassis, S. B., Cola, P. A., Dozier, A., Ford, D. E., others, . (2014).
    Research Participant-Centered Outcomes at NIH-Supported Clinical Research Centers   (vol. 7, issue 6, pp. 430–440). Clinical and Translational Science.
  • Strasser, J. E., Cola, P. A., Rosenblum, D. (2013).
    Evaluating various areas of process improvement in an effort to improve clinical research: Discussions from the 2012 Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Clinical Research Management Workshop   (vol. 6, issue 4, pp. 317–320). Clinical and Translational Science.
  • Cola, P. A., Lingham, T., Whitehouse, P. J. (2013).
    The “people” in science: Identifying lived experiences of physician scientists in academic medical centers   Unpublished Qualitative Research Paper, Doctor of Management Program, Weatherhead School of Management.
  • Hamilton, M. D., Cola, P. A., Terchek, J. J., Werner, J. J., Stange, K. C. (2011).
    A novel protocol for streamlined IRB review of practice-based research network (PBRN) card studies   (vol. 24, issue 5, pp. 605–609). The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Bobo, W. V., Lee, M. A., Cola, P. A., Jayathilake, K. (2010).
    A randomized trial comparing clozapine and typical neuroleptic drugs in non-treatment-resistant schizophrenia   (vol. 177, issue 3, pp. 286–293). Psychiatry research.
  • Need, A. C., Ge, D., Weale, M. E., Maia, J., Feng, S., Heinzen, E. L., Shianna, K. V., Yoon, W., Kasperaviciute, D., Gennarelli, M., others, . (2009).
    A genome-wide investigation of SNPs and CNVs in schizophrenia   (vol. 5, issue 2, pp. e1000373). PLoS genetics.
  • Fedor, C., Yaussy, C. F., Cola, P. A. (2008).
    Development and progression of a model: Prospective research compliance monitoring   (vol. 39, issue 2, pp. 41). Journal of Research Administration.
  • Fedor, C., Cola, P. A., Polites, S. (2007).
    The role of a research administration program in adverse event reporting   (vol. 38, issue 1, pp. 39). Journal of Research Administration.
  • Cola, P. A., Pierre, C. (2006).
    Responsible research: A guide for coordinators   Remedica.
  • Fedor, C., Cola, P. A. (2003).
    Preliminary results of the ‘clinical researcher’coordinators’ survey   (vol. 3, issue 4, pp. 18–22). Clinical Researcher.
  • Covington, L., Cola, P. A. (2000).
    Clozapine vs. haloperidol: antipsychotic effects on sexual function in schizophrenia   (vol. 18, issue 1, pp. 41–48). Sexuality and Disability.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Lee, M., Cola, P. A. (1998).
    The evolution of treatment resistance: biologic implications.   (vol. 18, issue 2, pp. 5S–11S). Journal of clinical psychopharmacology.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Rabinowitz, J., Lee, M. A., Cola, P. A., others, . (1997).
    Age at onset and gender of schizophrenic patients in relation to neuroleptic resistance   (vol. 154, issue 4, pp. 475). The American journal of psychiatry.
  • Buckley, P. F., Cola, P. A., Hasegawa, M., Lys, C., Thompson, P. (1997).
    Clozapine plasma levels and dosing strategies in patients with treatment-refractory schizophrenia   (vol. 14, issue 3, pp. 85–88). Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine.
  • Badri, F., Masellis, M., Petronis, A., Macciardi, F., Van Tol, H., Cola, P. A., Meltzer, H., Lieberman, J., Potkin, S., Kennedy, J. (1996).
    Dopamine and serotonin system genes may predict clinical response to clozapine   (vol. 59, issue 4, pp. A247). Am J Hum Genet.
  • Vincent, J., Klempan, T., Parikh, S., Sasaki, T., Meltzer, H. Y., Sirugo, G., Cola, P. A., Petronis, A., Kennedy, J. (1996).
    Frequency analysis of large CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeats in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.   (vol. 1, issue 2, pp. 141–148). Molecular psychiatry.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Cola, P. A., Parsa, M. (1996).
    Marked elevations of serum creatine kinase activity associated with antipsychotic drug treatment   (vol. 15, issue 4, pp. 395–405). Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Lee, M., Ranjan, R., Mason, E. A., Cola, P. A. (1996).
    Relapse following clozapine withdrawal: effect of neuroleptic drugs and cyproheptadine   (vol. 124, issue 1, pp. 176–187). Psychopharmacology.
  • Petronis, A., Macciardi, F., Athanassiades, A., Paterson, A. D., Verga, M., Meltzer, H. Y., Cola, P. A., Buchanan, J. A., Van Tol, H. H., Kennedy, J. L. (1995).
    Association study between the dopamine D4 receptor gene and schizophrenia   (vol. 60, issue 5, pp. 452–455). American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Cola, P. A. (1995).
    Clozapine’s cost effectiveness   (vol. 152, issue 1, pp. 153–154). American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Badri, F., Masellis, M., Petronis, A., MARINO, C., MACCIARDI, F., VANTOL, H., Cola, P. A., MELTZER, H. Y., LIEBERMAN, J., KENNEDY, J. (1995).
    GENETIC-STUDIES OF DOPAMINE AND SEROTONIN SYSTEM GENES IN CLINICAL-RESPONSE TO CLOZAPINE   (vol. 57, 4 ed., pp. 1358–1358).
  • Buckley, P. F., Cola, P. A., Hasegawa, M., Lys, C., Meltzer, H. Y. (1995).
    Plasma levels and dosing strategies in schizophrenic patients receiving clozapine   (vol. 15, issue 1, pp. 144–145). Schizophrenia Research.
  • Coleman, S. R., Cola, P. A., Webster, S. (1994).
    Contributions to the history of psychology: XCVIII. Topical content of history-of-psychology literature, 1975–1986   (vol. 74, issue 2, pp. 691–701). Psychological reports.
  • Hasegawa, M., Cola, P. A., Meltzer, H. Y. (1994).
    Plasma clozapine and desmethylclozapine levels in clozapine-induced agranulocytosis   (vol. 11, issue 1, pp. 45–47). Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Cola, P. A. (1994).
    The pharmacoeconomics of clozapine: a review.   The Journal of clinical psychiatry.
  • Meltzer, H. Y., Cola, P. A., Way, L., Thompson, P. A., Bastani, B., Davies, M. A., Snitz, B. (1993).
    Cost effectiveness of clozapine in neuroleptic-resistant schizophrenia   (vol. 150, pp. 1630–1630). American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Coleman, S. R., Cola, P. A., Webster, S. (1992).
    Characteristics of the system of production of history-of-psychology literature, 1975–1986   (vol. 27, issue 1, pp. 110–124). International Journal of Psychology.
  • Coleman, S. R., Cola, P. A., Webster, S. (1992).
    Contributions to psychohistory: XX. Ethnocentricity in the recent history-of-psychology literature   (vol. 71, issue 3_suppl, pp. 1267–1271). Psychological reports.

Presentations

  • Cola, P. A., Fedor, C. A.  SRA Webinar, "Current State of the Clinical Research Coordinator Role: From Training and Ecucation to the Evolution of Professional Development Opportunities", Society of Research Administrators International, Cleveland, OH. (2017).
  • St. Clair, D., Cola, P. A., Hunter, G., Lyytinen, K. J.  AMA 2017 Summer, "Systems-Savvy Selling: A Quantitative Study to Uncover Predictors of B2B Sales Performance", American Marketing Association, San Francisco, California. (2017).
  • Cola, P. A., Wang, Y.  AOM At the Interface - 77th Annual Meeting, "Discovering Factors that Influence Physician Scientist Success in Academic Medical Centers", Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia. (2017).
  • Cola, P. A.  2017 SRA Ohio Chapter Meeting, "Research Management: Understanding and Supporting the Physician Scientst Workforce", Society of Research Administrators International, Cincinnati, Ohio. (2017).
  • Cola, P. A.  2017 SRA Ohio Chapter Meeting, "Workforce Development: Research Job Families", Society of Research Administrators International, Cincinnati, Ohio. (2017).
  • Quinn, J. F., Hoffe, S., Cola, P. A.  Global Learning and Development Webinar, "Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare", Bay Path University, Cleveland, OH. (2017).
  • Cola, P. A., Dumke, A.  Midwest\Southern Section Meeting, "Connecting the dots of Conflict of Interest (COI) management and institutional review board (IRB) administration in clinical research. ", Society of Research Administrators International, Nashville, TN. (2017).
  • Cola, P. A., Williams, M.  SRA 2017 Winter Intensive Training Workshop, "Research Administration in Healthcare Systems and Hospitals", Society of Research Administrators International, Atlanta, Georgia. (2017).
  • Hartz, D. E., Cola, P. A.  ARNOVA, "A Longitudinal Study of Human Transformation: From Homeless to Social Entrepreneur", Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Washington DC. (2016).
  • Dixon, L. J., Liu, E., Cola, P. A.  SRA 50th Annual Meeting, "The Power in Diversity: Perspectives from Scientists in Research Administration", Society of Research Administrators International, San Antonio, TX. (2016).
  • Williams, M., Cola, P. A.  SRA 50th Annual Meeting, "Regulatory and Operational Considerations for Biorepositories", Society of Research Administrators International, San Antonio, TX. (2016).
  • Cola, P. A.  NCATS External Advisory Board Meeting, "NIH Update - Single IRB Use Requirement: Current State and Future Plans", Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. (2016).
  • Wang, Y., Cola, P. A.  21st Annual International Academy of Management and Business Conference, "Socio-Cultural Factors Influencing Academia Practitioner Collaboration in Medicine", International Academy of Management and Business, Montreal, Canada. (2016).
  • Cola, P. A., Ehlert, D. K.  Physician Assistant Training Program, "Research methods and evidence based medicine", Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH. (2015).
  • Cola, P. A., Lingham, T.  ARNOVA, "Managing Top Talent: The Role of Relational Capacity and Teamwork", Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Chicago, IL. (2015).
  • Cola, P. A., Ehlert, D. K.  SRA 49th Annual Meeting, "Enhancing clinical research through efficient procedures for credentialing non-hospital employees", Society of Research Administrators International, San Antonio, TX. (2015).
  • Williams, M., Cola, P. A.  SRA 49th Annual Meeting, "Is one better than many? Perspectives on centralized IRB review", Society of Research Administrators International, Las Vegas, NV. (2015).
  • Cola, P. A., Berg, J., Furman, L., Onders, R., Schmidt, C.  OHRP Community Forum, "Conflict of Interst: A Panel Discussion", Office of Human Research Protections, Cleveland, OH. (2015).
  • Cola, P. A., Lingham, T.  ARNOVA, "Supporting Top Talent In Large Non-Profit Organizations: Relational Capacity Impact on Physician Scientist Satisfaction and Happiness in Academic Medical Centers", Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Denver, CO. (2014).
  • Cola, P. A., Whitehouse, P. J., Lingham, T.  Research ShowCase, "What Makes a Physician Scientist Thrive? A study of Factors Influencing Job and Life Satisfaction", Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. (2014).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Manuscript Reviewer, Association for Research on Nonprofit Onganizations and Voluntary Action. 2012 - Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Academy of Management. 2012 - Present
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals. 2002 - Present
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. 2000 - Present
  • Distinguished Faculty, Society of Research Administrators International. 2000 - Present

Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Conference, MED Division. (2017).
  • Doctoral Teaching and Mentoring Excellence Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (2017).
  • Ralph I. Horwitz, MD Partnership Award, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine at John Hay. (2017).
  • Best Overall Manuscript 21st Annual Meeting, International Academy of Management and Business. (2016).
  • Mitchell V. Morse Memorial Doctor of Management Scholarship, Weatherhead School of Management. (2014).
  • Scholar Practititioner Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (2014).
  • Distinguished Faculty, Society of Research Administrators Interntational. (2011).
  • Doctor of Management Nonprofit Fellowhip Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (2011).
  • Excellence Award in Research Administration, Society of Research Administrators Interntational. (2009).
  • Best Scholarly Poster of the Year - 40th Annual Meeting, Society of Research Administrators Interntational. (2006).
  • Best Scholarly Poster of the Year - 37th Annual Meeting, Society of Research Administrators Interntational. (2003).