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Clinical Research Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

G. Evan Boswell, MS

G. Evan Boswell, MS

Title: Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer, Inc.
Research Interests: API manufacturing; drug development
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Elizabeth Adams-Eilers, MA, MDiv, PhD

Elizabeth Adams-Eilers, MA, MDiv, PhD

Background: 1) College-level instructor of technical and business writing, English literature and composition, philosophy, women's studies, world religions; 2) Associate systems writer for Burroughs/Unisys; 3) Chaplain, Emory University hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia. Presently employed teaching graduate school (with spouse, Robert P. Eilers, MD) for the CROM Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Education: Georgia State University, Emory University, Temple University
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Robert P. Eilers, MD, MPH

Robert P. Eilers, MD, MPH

Title: Medical Director, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, State of New Jersey
Research Interests: Evidence based medicine (EBM); mental health and addiction policy
Background: Board-certified psychiatrist; clinical administration in state health and addiction agency; administrative and forensic certification; medical journal author and peer reviewer
Education: Jefferson Medical College; Johns Hopkins University


Natalie Gofman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Natalie Gofman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Title: Director, Pharmacology Services at Global Neurosciences Institute
Research Interests: Anticoagulation reversal, stroke, status epilepticus
Background: Abington Memorial Hospital, Capital Health Regional Medical Center


Cynthia Joiner, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Cynthia Joiner, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Title: Instructor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research Interests: Clinical research; research education and training; cardiovascular risk and obesity in children
Background: University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Milena Kurtinecz, DPhil, MSCE, MA, MSc

Research Interests: Clinical research; drug development; pharmacoepidemiology; evidence-based medicine
Background: GlaxoSmithKline


Colleen P. Lyons, PhD, MBe

Colleen P. Lyons, PhD, MBe

Research Interests: Ethics and bioethics in relation to biopharma; organizational leadership & values
Background: Sr. Ethics Advisor, Boeing Company, Plano, Texas; Puget Sound Ethics Officer, Veterans Administration; IBM; Gartner
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Patrick Mackey, CPA

Patrick Mackey, CPA

Title: Clinical Finance Business Manager, Global Medical Institutes, LLC
Background: Accounting experience in Media, Manufacturing and Clinical Research and Development
Education: Master's degrees in Accounting and Clinical Research Organization and Management
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Lee G. McDaid, MS

Lee G. McDaid, MS

Research Interests: Research ethics; research misconduct; responsible conduct of research; human subject research; research regulations; training and education
Background: Thomas Jefferson University, Vanderbilt University
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Dennis Melamed, MA

Dennis Melamed, MA

Research Interests: Digital health; regulatory policies governing R&D of biomedical and consumer products; health data use
Background: President, Melamedia, LLC; Editor, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert; Editor, Drug GMP Report; Editor, BioWatch; Editor, Drug & Biologic Guidance Watch; Editor, CRO Industry Watch; Consultant, National Governors Association's State Alliance For E-Health; Washington Correspondent, Business Week; Vice Chair, Board of Governors, National Press Club
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Tara Miller, MS, CROM

Tara Miller, MS, CROM

Research Interests: Clinical research; medical devices; vaccines; continuing education
Background: PharmaJet Inc.; Zynex Medical Inc.
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Esther Nkrumah, DHSc, MS

Research Interests: Clinical Research, Orphan Drug Development, Research Compliance and Ethics
Background: Drexel University College of Medicine/Clinical Research Group, GW/Greenwich Pharmaceuticals, Johnson&Johnson, Sanofi- Aventis, Covance, Saint Peter's University Hospital Office of Research, Novartis


Jeffrey Paul, PhD

Jeffrey Paul, PhD

Research Interests: Clinical pharmacology, translation medicine, central nervous system and pain disorders, early clinical drug development
Background: JPharm Consulting, Astellas, Pfizer (formally, Wyeth), Lederle Labs, Berlex Labs
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Ronald F. Polizzi, MBA, CRA (Certified Research Administrator)

Ronald F. Polizzi, MBA, CRA (Certified Research Administrator)

Title: Director of Business Operations, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Contracts, Office of Research Administration, Jefferson Clinical Research Institute
Research Interests: Research Administration, Contracting
Background: University of Pennsylvania, Cooper University Medical Center, RCA/GE
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Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson, JD, MA

Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson, JD, MA

Title: Associate General Counsel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Interests: Health law, clinical research, drug development, bioethics
Background: Eisai, Inc., Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City Council
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Dennis Salotti, MS, MBA, CCRA

Dennis Salotti, MS, MBA, CCRA

Title: Chief Operating Officer, The Avoca Group
Research Interests: Clinical research; clinical operations; clinical outsourcing; vendor oversight; eClinical technologies; new product development; strategic management
Background: WriteResult, 3C Company, Inc., Merck, Pfizer
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H. Anne Smallwood, MS, CCRA

H. Anne Smallwood, MS, CCRA

Research Interests: BioPharma; cardiovascular medicine; reproductive medicine; solid organ and bone marrow transplant; oncology/hematology, including immuno-oncology
Education: BS in Physics, Grinnell College; MS in CROM, Drexel University College of Medicine
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William L. Tobia, MS, MBA

William L. Tobia, MS, MBA

Title: Lead Clinical Instructor, GlaxoSmithKline
Research Interests: Clinical research, education, technology
Background: Novartis, Becton Dickinson, Phase Forward, PAREXEL
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Emil Wang, BS, JD

Emil Wang, BS, JD

Title: Senior Advisor for Manufacturing and Regulatory Policy, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Research Interests: FDA regulation and regulatory affairs - product development and premarket approval, manufacturing, inspections, and compliance and enforcement
Background: FDA (Senior Regulatory Counsel, Case Expert, Division Director, Branch Chief, Investigator, and Scientific Reviewer), Private Law Firm (Associate Attorney)


 
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A Clinical Research program graduate student working in the laboratory at Drexel University College of Medicine.