Regulatory Liason and Clinical Research Coordinator:
Carol is a certified clinical research professional with many years experience as a clinical research assistant and has been involved in all aspects of research coordination. She is our site’s principal regulatory liaison with sponsors and IRBs in completing study start-up documents and ongoing reporting of regulatory issues for all clinical trials conducted at our site. Carol also oversees and coordinates training of new site staff and ensures all staff are trained as per sponsor and protocol requirements. In addition to her broad experience, she has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and is proficient with many software programs and at creating and managing patient databases.
Clinical Research Coordinators:
Julana joins us from South Africa where she followed a career as a research scientist in process development. She has a masters degree in chemical engineering science for a project which involved the synthesis of a novel compound from laboratory scale through intermediate and pilot scale to production scale. In Canada Julana has managed clinical studies in pain, arrhythmia and dementia. Julana has a special interest in neurological conditions and brings wide experience specifically with Alzheimer's Disease to Okanagan Clinical Trials.
Kathy is experienced in a fast-paced, challenging environment having worked for the health authority for several years. She is now participating in the Clinical Research Internship program.
Erin is experienced in a medical office setting and a certified cardiology technician. She brings her skills to Okanagan Clinical Trials as a research assistant working with the coordinators where needed and assisting to ensure the site continues to provide excellence in clinical research.
Megan has a BA in English and Professional Writing. She co-writes our weekly mental health column, coordinates advertising and website maintenance as well as media relations.
Medical Office Assistant:
Barbara has strong organizational and interpersonal skills and experience working in a medical office setting. She is the primary contact for making and confirming appointments.