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. 

Jo Ellen Eldridge, MLT (ASCP) is an Analytic Specialist for SynvaCor at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Jo Ellen earned her Associate of Science Degree from Rend Lake College and currently holds her Certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathology.  She brings to PERC 15 years of clinical laboratory experience.  Her involvement in cardiovascular research includes 5 years of direct patient contact, with patient consent process and trial coordination.  During this time Jo Ellen also worked on the Stat Heart Program, in collaboration with many outlying hospitals.  Currently, as an Analytic Specialist for SynvaCor, she specializes in the analysis of both peripheral angiograms and wound images, which involves ongoing trial management and a specific focus on Quality Assurance within SynvaCor and PERC.
Amy Woolfolk is a Analytic Specialist for SynvaCor 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 certified with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Amy’s experience most recently includes over 4 years in cardiac catheterization as a Special Procedures Tech III.  Amy has experience as a trial manager and coordinator in a multitude of trials including TAVR, carotid, peripheral, cardiac stenting and biological. Currently, as an Analytic Specialist for SynvaCor, she specializes in the analysis of both peripheral angiograms and wound images.

Additional Staff not listed above

  • Justin Grant