SAM has over 30 years of clinical experience, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Education with a Specialization in Training and Performance Improvement. She has served many roles in clinical research, including site study coordinator and manager, sponsor and CRO monitor, quality assurance auditor, risk manager, trainer, and performance management consultant. SAM has held clinical research industry certifications for over 15 years by the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). She is a current member of the ACRP Academy Board of Trustees, and Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC). SAM is a frequent subject matter expert for GCP regulation and speaker at industry conferences. Sam has authored many competency-based curriculums for various clinical research stakeholders.
Melanie Flores CIP, CCRP, Vice President of Compliance, IntegReview
As the Vice President of Compliance, Melanie is responsible for the daily leadership, management and full responsibility for the Company’s compliance program. Melanie has worked in the IRB industry since 1999 and has been with IntegReview since 2001. Prior to leading the Regulatory Compliance Department, her main focus for 9 years was spent providing training to IRB staff and IRB members to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations, ICH Guidelines, IntegReview IRB Standard Operating Procedures and standards of the AAHRPP.
Vincent Miller, Informatics Project Leader: mHealth, Duke Clinical Research Institute 19 + years of research in areas in mobile health, participant engagement and data source integrations. Specializing in identification of research and business objectives paired with informatics solutions for utilization in clinical research data management operations as well as translational or clinical research projects. Prior work includes identification and implementation new technologies including but not limited to econsent, integrations, application development, devices, and remote data acquisition. Actively designing more efficient and effective data management support for all projects.
John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks
John Wilbanks is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks, where he leads the Governance team and the development of open source informed consent systems integrated into Apple’s ResearchKit and the NIH’s AllofUs Research Program. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, served as the first assistant director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led to acquisition the bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was executive director of the Science Commons project at Creative Commons. In February 2013, in response to a We the People petition that was co-led by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, the U.S. government announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks holds a B.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and also studied modern letters at the Sorbonne.
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