Sadie Samson, MBA, RN, BSN, CCRC is the Manager of Medical Education & Investigational Site Research at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Sadie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University, currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License, and is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals since 2010. Sadie is experienced with the coordination and implementation of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) activities and she is involved with initiating and planning Prairie Education and Research Cooperative’s (PERC) employee continuing education and new employee orientation. In addition to continuing medical education, Sadie has extensive cardiovascular research coordination and management experience, knowledge of physician licensing and credentialing for the State of Illinois, and grant writing and management experience. In addition to continuing medical education, Sadie has extensive cardiovascular research coordination and management experience, including study start up as well as contract and budget negotiations.  Trial experience includes a multitude of Phase II-IV  trials including coronary, peripheral, carotid, TAVR, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, renal denervation and various other cardiac drug and device trials.  She also has knowledge of physician licensing and credentialing for the State of Illinois, and grant writing and management experience.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9115

Email: ssamson@prairieresearch.com

 

 

Meghan Lowrance is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Meghan earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Illinois College as well as a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  She currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License.  Meghan is also a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Meghan’s experience most recently includes over 3 years in adult intensive care nursing.  Meghan has experience in a multitude of trials including cardiac electrophysiology, carotid, peripheral and coronary stenting.  Meghan is also she is involved with organizing and planning Prairie Education and Research Cooperative’s employee continuing education and new employee orientation.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 126

Email: mlowrance@prairieresearch.com

 

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

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 152

Email: awoolfolk@prairieresearch.com

 

 

Michael Diefenback is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Michael earned his LPN from CASPN in 2005. Michael’s experience most recently includes  Phase III and IV cardiovascular drug and device trials, from start up to patient follow up visits, involving coronary stents, carotid stents, heart failure, lymphedema, renal denervation, and a trial involving thrombo-prophylaxis for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.  In March of 2014 Michael earned his CCRC certification.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 128

Email: mdiefenback@prairieresearch.com

 

Christine Shugart has been in the role of a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative since joining us in 2012.  Christine came to us from her previous position at St. John’s Hospital in the Cardiac Recovery Unit.  Christine graduated from Illinois State University with her Bachelors in Science of Nursing in 2006.  Christine primarily works on TAVR Trials (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement).  She has extensive knowledge in working these patients up through the extensive screening process, explaining the complex procedure and the different valves available to the patients and following these patients through the course of the study.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 151

Email: cshugart@prairieresearch.com

 

 

Lauren McNeil RT(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. 142

Email: lbainter@prairieresearch.com

 

Rebecca Goleash is a Clinical Research Associate at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Rebecca received her Cosmetology License from the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts and completed the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Lincoln Land Community College.  Rebecca has also taken core classes and medical terminology while completing her Emergency Medical Technician –Basic (EMT-B) training at Lincoln Land Community College.  She is also currently pursuing SoCRA Certification in fall of 2015. Rebecca’s experience most recently includes assisting with screening, data collection, and record keeping for peripheral, interventional, and cardiovascular devices involving carotid arteries for both high and low risk patients.  Rebecca also participates in screening, enrollment, and follow-up of patients in low-risk, data collection trials.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 119

Email: bgoleash@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. 122

Email: kmather@prairieresearch.com

 

Katie Mottershaw is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Prairie Education & Research Cooperative (PERC).  Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Illinois University.  Katie’s experience most recently includes data management and analysis for a regional hospital based STEMI program as well as site facilitator for PERC’s Multi Center Division.

Contact Information:

Phone: (217)492-9100 ext. 114

Email: kmottershaw@prairieresearch.com

 

Gwen St. Clair, 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. 123

Email: gstclair@prairieresearch.com