Instructors

Jill Matzat, RN, BSN, Certified CRA (Course Designer & Founder, Primary Instructor)

Jill Matzat holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in Florida. She is a regulatory expert with over 20 years of clinical research experience in providing training and consulting services to numerous leading companies in the pharmaceutical/biologic and medical device industries. Including all aspects of monitoring clinical trials, investigator recruitment, monitoring plan and report development, protocol, and CRF development, SOP writing, development of study specific educational materials and project management. She received certification as a clinical research associate from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals in 1996. In 1998, Jill founded Medical Research Management, Inc. and developed "Fundamentals of Clinical Research". She is also one of the founders of a Contract Research Organization, CRA Solutions (www.cra-solutions.com) that currently offers consulting services to Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology companies internationally in the capacity of project management and monitoring. Jill is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars, including the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Annual Conference. As an ACRP member, she has participated in the Trainer’s Forum (past chairperson), Government Affairs Committee, Education Committee, and Content Expert Subcommittee. She addressed a conference sponsored by the Office of Human Rights Protection. Jill held adjunct faculty status at Vanderbilt University 2004-2005 and was the 2008 recipient of the Certificate of Merit Award sponsored by the United States Office for Human Research Protections. In 2011 Health Improvement Institute awarded Medical Research Management, Inc. / CRA Solutions, Inc. for Excellence in Human Research Protection for best practice monitoring.

Kimberley Bielich-Whalen, Senior Clinical Research Monitor (Course Instructor)

Kimberly Bielich-Whalen holds a Bachelor of Science as well as additional education in Anatomy, Biology and nursing health & hospital. She has worked directly for CRA Solutions, Inc. as a Clinical Research Associate for the past 8 years performing site evaluation, initiation, interim and termination visits for Medical Devices in 2 different countries. In addition to routine monitoring activities. She is also skilled in clinical auditing at site and CRO levels, along with experience in site FDA audits. Kimberly also has experience in managing large teams of staff personnel. Kimberly has extensive clinical trial monitoring experience in therapeutic areas of Cardiology (device), Cardiovascular (drug), Alzheimer 's (drug), and Women's Health (device), Multiple Sclerosis (device) and Neurovascular (device), oncology (drug & stem cell transplant) and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (device). She is a graduate of our 140-hour CRA Certificate Program and joined Medical Research Management, Inc. as a monitor and trained to become an instructor for the "Fundamentals of Clinical Research" course.