Robin Swinford, BSN, RN CCRC is the manager of Clinical Research Services for Sponsor driven study CEC/DSMB services, Physician Initiated Research, SynvaCor Angiographic Core Lab, Diabetes, and Neurology at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Robin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License and received her Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) in 2013.  She is involved with assisting new employee orientation and their continuing education.   Robin has eleven years clinical research experience in various positions beginning as Study Coordinator/Trial Manager, Site Facilitator, CRA Supervisor, and Study Project CRO management prior to Manager of Clinical Research Services.  Trial experience includes a multitude of Phase II-IV trials including coronary, peripheral, carotid, heart failure, diabetes, neurology, and various other device and drug trials.  Robin also has considerable experience for study start-up, contract and budget negotiations, and complete study follow through to ensue to best outcome for all contracted studies. 

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9107

Email: rswinford@prairieresearch.com

 

 

 

Lauren BainterRT(R) is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Lauren earned an Associate in Applied Sciences-Radiology from Lincoln Land Community College.  Lauren is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as well as in Medical Radiation Technology through the state of Illinois.  Lauren’s experience most recently includes over 4 years in cardiac catheterization as a Special Procedures Tech III.  Lauren has experience in a multitude of trials including coronary stenting, peripheral, biological, and LV dysfunction.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29142

Email: lbainter@prairieresearch.com

 

Kelse Mather RT(R) is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Kelse earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science-Radiography from Lincoln Land Community College in 2012. Kelse is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and has her Illinois license (IEMA) in Medical Radiation Technology. Kelse’s experience most recently includes over three years in diagnostic imaging. Kelse has experience in a multitude of trials including peripheral balloon, stent, and drug trials as well as having experience in AAA stent graph and carotid studies.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29122

Email: kmather@prairieresearch.com

 

Gwen Sondgeroth, RN, BSN, CCRC is the Outreach Research Facilitator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative (PERC).  Gwen earned her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Lincoln Land Community College and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Bradley University.  Currently she holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License. Gwen has worked in multiple roles at PERC and has a tremendous amount of research experience in many different aspects.  She most recently worked as a Project Manager and specialized in management of peripheral device trials, clinical event committees, and data safety monitoring boards.   In addition, Gwen has extensive experience in phase I-IV cardiovascular clinical trial coordination, and CRA training, scheduling, and orientation.  Finally, Gwen has a broad background in public speaking including college instruction, site training, and formal presentations on cardiovascular research.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29123

Email: gstclair@prairieresearch.com

Jenny Harris is a Research Associate at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative/Central Illinois Diabetes and Clinical Research. She received her diploma in Health Information Technology at Robert Morris College. She has been involved in data collection trials over the years. Currently Jenny coordinates the regulatory aspects of clinical research study activities including study initiations, IRB amendment submissions, IRB continuing reviews, informed consent approval and version control and facilitation of correspondence between IRB, sponsor and study coordinators.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29108

Email: jharris@prairieresearch.com

Mary Dukett is a study coordinator at the Prairie Education and Research Cooperative/ Central Illinois Diabetes and Clinical Research. Mary earned a diploma in nursing at the Memorial Hospital School of nursing in Springfield IL. She currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse license. Mary’s  has over 28 years experience in clinical research. She has experience in  a multitude of clinical trials including diabetes, cardiac outcome trials, growth hormone, diabetes complications, lipids, hypertension, weight loss and device trials.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)546-2064

Email: Mary.Dukett@hshs.org

Melissa McHugh, MS, CCRP, is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Melissa earned an Associate of Science Degree in Physics at Lincoln Land Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Chicago. In April of 2016, Melissa earned her CCRP certification. Melissa’s experience most recently includes over 5 years in oncology clinical trial research at the University of Chicago. Melissa currently works in cardiology research involving structural heart, carotid and peripheral stenting, cardiac electrophysiology, and heart failure studies.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29110

Email: MMchugh@prairieresearch.com

Stephanie Hudson RT(R) is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Stephanie earned an Associate in Applied Sciences-Radiology from Lincoln Land Community College.  Stephanie is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as well as in Medical Radiation Technology through the state of Illinois.  Stephanie’s experience most recently includes over 3 years in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology as a Special Procedures Tech II.  Stephanie has experience in a multitude of trials including coronary, peripheral, carotid stenting and structural heart.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29151

Email: SHudson@prairieresearch.com

Amy Behl is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Amy earned an Associate in Applied Science-Radiography and an Associate in General Studies from Lincoln Land Community College. Amy is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist as well as the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Amy’s professional experience includes over 4 years in cardiac catheterization as a Special Procedures Tech III.  Amy also has experience as a trial manager, analytic specialist and coordinator in a multitude of research trials including neurology, diabetes, TAVR, carotid, peripheral, cardiac stenting and biological.  Currently, as a coordinator, she specializes in multiple sclerosis and stroke trials.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 29152

Email: abehl@prairieresearch.com

Michelle Williamson, RN, BSN, is a research coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License. Michelle’s experience includes 5 years coordinating cardiac research with a recent focus around diabetes research. In addition to research experience, Michelle has an extensive background in cardiac/device nursing and pharmaceutical sales.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 

Email: mwilliamson@prairieresearch.com

Alexandra Almasov, RN, BA, is a research coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Alexandra earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Alexandra earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Parkland College and currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License. Alexandra’s experience includes coordinating ophthalmology research and Phase I clinical trials with a recent focus around diabetes research.  

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 

Email: AAlmasov@prairieresearch.com