The instructors who teach in the Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance certificate come from labs and organizations throughout the medical trials process. They have developed and tested pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other therapies that have been launched globally.
Their diverse experience makes them both excellent instructors and career coaches for students entering the medical testing field. Their practical experience translates into clinical trials management instruction that prepares our learners to enter a growing field that demands skilled employees who will excel in a highly controlled and regulated work environment. Our instructor’s professional roles have ranged from managing the finances and administrative responsibilities of organizations conducting clinical trials to developing, executing, and reporting on and presenting trial results. Their exposure to and experience with every phase of the clinical trials process helps our learners map their own careers in this complex and ever-evolving industry.
Dr. Vincent Agboto is currently a Senior Principal Statistical Scientist at Allina Health where he leads research projects and research programs. He was recently the president of Stats Solutions Consulting Corporation, a research, statistical and management consulting firm in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he leads the development and management of federal and private contracts.
He serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals and co-authored many research articles in statistics, medicine and public health. He has made research presentations and conducted workshops in statistics, econometrics, biostatistics and public health during professional meetings or seminars at the John Hopkins University (MD), Harvard University (MA), the MD Anderson Cancer (TX), Washington University (MO) among others.
He has published peer reviewed articles in statistics, clinical research, health sciences and has coauthored technical reports. He is also the author of a book on Bayesian Designs, which is available on Amazon. He has strong programming skills in SAS, SPSS, JMP, Stata, Minitab, R, Epi Info, Matlab and Mathematica. He also has extensive experience on Linux workstations as well as in the Windows and Mac environments.
Dr. Agboto has a MS and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Minnesota.
Matt Curin, RPh, PMP®, has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for almost 20 years, spending the first 8 years in clinical manufacturing before moving into project management in 2007. Since then, Matt has provided project, program, and portfolio management leadership in clinical development, medical affairs, and commercial. Matt has worked at Pharmacia, Eli Lilly, Astellas Pharma, and is currently Executive Director, Program Management at Epizyme. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and has three project management certifications, including his PMP®.
Eileen has been a clinical trials project manager for over 10 years, managing the financial and administrative processes for industry-sponsored, federally-sponsored, and investigator-initiated clinical research trials. Before becoming involved in the clinical side of research, she worked in preclinical development focusing on the molecular etiology of congenital heart abnormalities. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kathryn King, PhD, is a pharmaceutical industry executive with more than twenty years of clinical development achievements. Kathryn has held senior leadership roles at Levo Therapeutics, AbbVie, Takeda, Veeva Systems and Abbott. She is an experienced clinical trialist dedicated to designing and driving innovation in clinical research trials, with specialties in Risk-Based Monitoring, electronic Trial Master Files, and effective partnerships with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and sites. She earned a BS in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. in Health Care Ethics, and a PhD in Philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago.
Dee Suberla, Business Consultant, works with individuals and groups interested in achieving results through project delivery, team development and issue resolution. During her 30 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, she developed expertise in project management and evolved into an accomplished consultant, speaker and coach. She is an adjunct instructor with the University of Chicago and a small business owner.
Dee is a meeting facilitator and the author of Poof You’re a Project Manager and other Delusions of Grandeur. She is the founder and president of Project Management in Life Science (PMinLS), has a BA from Columbia College and an MBA from Webster University. She is a Wiley Authorized Partner and trainer, for Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®. Her certifications include the Project Management Professional (PMP™) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and HeartMath Trainer from the HeartMath Institute© which uses scientifically backed solutions for managing stress and improving performance.
Lauren has over 15 years of experience in Hematology/Oncology clinical research operations spanning industry and academic healthcare. Lauren currently oversees the clinical research operations in the section of Hematology Oncology at the University of Chicago. Her primary responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing, and overseeing daily clinical research operations for over 300+ clinical trials. Prior to taking her role in the academic setting, Lauren worked at an Oncology CRO where she gained experience in clinical trial monitoring and project management. In addition, Lauren traveled to several NCI designated cancer centers to conduct site visit audits. Lauren holds an MSc degree in Clinical Research Administration from the George Washington University. Lauren has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring others about the exciting career opportunities in the field of clinical research.
Dr. Yeo is the Associate Director of Investigator Services at the Office of Clinical Research at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Yeo has over 20 years of experience as a research scientist working on various preclinical and clinical research projects. Four years ago, she transitioned to clinical research administration. Since then Dr. Yeo has been involved in project development and management; in particular, providing guidance, support and training to investigators in developing their clinical study, from study initiation to research conduct and closure. Dr. Yeo received her PhD in Cell Biology from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and a graduate certificate in Clinical Research & Regulatory Administration from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.