A highly skilled clinical research and health care management specialist looking for an opportunity with the research field. With over 15 years’ experience in clinical trials, management, and education resulted in a proven track record in recruitment, research and patient advocacy with increasing responsibilities. • Patient Advocacy • Respiratory Therapist • Call Center Manager • Microsoft Office • Team Player • Clinical Research • Medical Terminology • Training Delivery • Public Speaking DME sales Certified Cancer Information Specialist Certified Respiratory Therapist Mentor for Gift of Life Program Certified Smoking Cessation Counselor Professional Figure Skating Professional-National Competitors. PSA rated. Specialties: cancer specialist for information and clinical trials
Since June 2015
Currently looking for opportunities in clinical research/education.
Since June 2009
While looking for opportunities, I volunteer for the Gift of Life program and on the board of a non-profit organization.
Clinical Enrollment Manager
January 2013 --- November 2013
Responsible for increasing enrollment in a difficult to enroll COPD/CVD trial by monitoring 16 monthly sites, covering 5 states, including Maryland, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kentucky. • Administered on-site SOP training to project staff to ensure data quality that led to as much as a 30% reduction of screen-failure rates. • Consulted Principal Investigators, Site Directors and study staff on effective and efficient recruitment strategies that increased patient randomizations as much as 400% during a 1 year timeframe. • Identified process improvements for team reports that resulted in a 2,400 hour time savings during a 1 year timeframe. • Identified process improvement by championing the use of 3rd party pre-screening services to deliver project recruitment needs by project deadline. • Selected out of 23 co-workers by completing weekly notes.
Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA)
July 2010 --- April 2011
Assisted Clinical Research Associate’s to obtain clinical trials regulatory documents. Maintained master clinical trial files on 60 sites globally and corresponded directly with sites. Completed file reviews and prepared for audits. Ensured records met the quality and risk-management requirements of the participating pharmaceutical companies. • Reduced work load of Senior Clinical Trial Assistant by 15%. • Performance reviews consistently exceeded expectations. • Achieved outstanding reviews from pharmaceutical companies for audit documentation. • Selected to document meeting notes every other week
Screening and Study Coordinator for cancer clinical trials
March 2009 --- June 2010
Designed and implemented clinical trials screening program. Responsible for retrieving records, reviewing pathology reports and discussing treatment options with physicians. Also acted as research coordinator. Selected Contributions: Implemented the screening program at KU Developed the SOP’s and job description Contributed to the University of Kansas becoming a Comprehensive Cancer Center Helped increase new patient enrollment in clinical trials by 14% Developed database for new patients and their perspective clinical trials Built mutually respectful relationships with physicians, clinical nurses, clinical research coordinators and PI’s Learned over 65 protocols, sent queries and understand data capture and database logic
Figure Skating Coach and Skating School Administrator
October 1990 --- April 2009
Hired, trained and supervised 15 figure skating instructors and 30 volunteers which served over 500 skaters. • Increased enrollment in figure skating classes by 50% within 2 years as administrator. • Selected by company to train other administrators around central New York. • Developed skating marathon for charity which raised $1,500 yearly. • Produced one nationally ranked competitor. Had 30 students pass the gold level test specified by the United States Figure Skating.
Cancer Information Specialist/Management
October 1993 --- March 2003
As a service of the National Cancer Institute, provided latest cancer data and completed clinical trial searches to patient’s and health professionals. Explained technical medical terms and clinical trials to patients, family members and health professionals. Smoking Cessation Instructor. • Selected out of 16 employees to become a manager for 5 years. • Passed the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service examination.
Certified Respiratory Therapist
June 1984 --- May 1992
Managed critically ill patients, including ventilator dependents and neonates. Instructed patients in treatment and equipment use. Worked in hospitals, home care, hospice and nursing home settings. Manager for Homecare Company for 2 years. • Increased DME sales by 31% for Upstate New York Territory.
AdaptabilityAssertivenessAttention to detailAuthenticityCommunicativeCreative thinkingDependabilityEfficiencyInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeFlexibilityKindnessOrganizationProactivity
Cancer ResearchClinical researchClinical trial managementClinical trialsGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Oncology Clinical ResearchPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchHealthcare Management
Skills and Expertise
Manage clinical trial files/documentsManage regulatory activitiesManage research projectsManage subject consent formManage trial master file (TMF)People management
Associate's degree in Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist from Onondaga Community College in 0
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Development from Colby College in 0
Master's degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from The New School in 0
Regents Degree in from Jamesville DeWitt HS in 0
Training and Certification
Certified Cancer Information Specialist Certification
Certified Mentor for the Gift of Life Program Certification
Certified Respiratory Therapist Certification
Certified Smoking Cessation Counselor Certification
Senior Rated Figure Skating Coach in Free-Style Certification