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Clinical Research

Janet Matthews MSN, RN

Janet Matthews, MSN, RN

Sr. Director of Research Program Development, Drexel University College of Medicine

Janet Matthews, MSN, RN received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel University University with a focus on Clinical Trials, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing also from Drexel University. Ms. Matthews has 11 years of experience as a clinical research nurse in cardiology with significant expertise in the area of heart failure/ heart transplant and device trials. She has broad experience in protocol management, human subject protection, patient safety and, ethical legal and social implications of clinical research. Ms. Matthews also has 20 years of experience in hospital bedside nursing including the Medical Intensive Care Unit, caring for critically ill patients with complex medical, neurological and pulmonary problems with intense hemodynamic monitoring.

Janet Matthews is the senior director, research program development, for Drexel University College of Medicine. Ms. Matthews provides direction to clinical research initiatives and manages the clinical research operation in the Office of the Senior Vice Dean for Research. Ms. Matthews works with the senior vice dean for research in the creation, management, and administration of programs geared towards new areas of scientific concentration within the College of Medicine; helps to design and manage collaborations between the College of Medicine and other academic units of Drexel; supports collaborations between the College of Medicine and external research entities – academic, governmental, non-governmental, and commercial; and identifies activities aimed at increasing opportunities for the faculty (e.g., business development for clinical trials and clinical research).

Ms. Matthews is the project manager of PIER (Partners in Innovation, Education and Research) at Drexel University. She leads the research efforts of this growing network by providing guidance regarding research opportunities across the Consortium. She is committed to bridging innovative initiatives and clinical expertise to grow our research mission.

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