Robin Swinford, RN BSN serves as the Clinical Research Services Manager at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.   She currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License and received her Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) in 2013. Robin has eight years clinical research experience in various positions beginning as Study Coordinator, Trial Manager, and Investigational Site Facilitator working on coronary and peripheral device trials as well as cardiovascular drug trials.  January 2014, Robin transferred to the Multi-Center division at PERC as the CRA Supervisor and Study Project Manager.  In June 2016, Robin transitioned into a Clinical Research Services Manager position providing DSMB/CEC services to Study Sponsors and CROs as well as providing services for Physician Initiated Research.   Robin is grateful for the experience she has gained through these diverse roles in the research field.


Yashanad Mhaskar, Ph.D. is the Analyst at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Yash earned his certifications on MS Access Database, Clinical Research Monitoring and Coordination, Project Management and Microsoft Certified System Engineering to complement his Doctorate Degree in Biochemistry from AIIMS, New Delhi, India. Prior to joining PERC, Yash was actively involved in pre-clinical research in Cardiovascular, Neuropharmacology, Diabetes, Sleep Deprivation and Oncology at SIU School of Medicine and anti-pregnancy vaccination at National Institute of Immunology in India. Yash has also taught Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and proprietary software and hardware for Dictation-Transcription systems and 911 Data recorders. Yash contributes in the preparation of CEC adjudication meetings and also manages the database.