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    Clinical Trials Office - Who We Are
  • CTO - Who We Are

    Julianne Barlow

     

    Julianne Barlow joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Research Analyst as a part of our new Clinical Trials Management Team in April, 2016. She is responsible for assisting with the development, training, and implantation of the new OnCore clinical trials management system across Partners. Julie's role comprises working both with the vendor as well as with a wide variety of departments, both clinical and administrative within Partners, to bring this new system to the clinical research community. She will serve as a resource for Brigham and Women's Hospital to assist study teams as they begin to use the OnCore system. Julie joined the CTO team from Brigham and Women's Hospital where she held the position of Clinical Research Associate in Thoracic Surgery from 2011-2016. She holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University in Human Physiology. In her spare time, Julie enjoys skiing, spin class, and traveling.

    Sarah Bednar

     

    Sarah Bednar joined the Clinical Trials Office in September, 2011.  She serves in a dual role of MCA Specialist and Financial Analyst- Specialist.  As MCA Specialist, Sarah is responsible for the review and completion of Medicare Coverage Analyses for all clinical trials submitted through the Institutional Review Board as well as the management of CMS billing approvals for IDE and PMA/510k carotid stent studies. Within her role as Financial Analyst- Specialist, Sarah assists her assigned departments with the development, negotiation, and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial budgets. Previously, Sarah worked as a Senior Consultant at McBee Associates, Inc., a health care strategic and financial management consulting firm. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Policy & Management from Providence College and her master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Suffolk University. Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching college basketball and football, and going to the beach.

    Michael Canova


     

    Michael joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Agreement Associate in November, 2012.   Michael is responsible for negotiating, drafting, and providing legal support for a wide range of agreements related to corporate sponsored clinical research at Partners-affiliated institutions, including clinical trial, non-disclosure, service, consulting, and data use agreements.  Michael serves as a resource on state and federal regulations relating to clinical trials and provides consultation to the Partners research community on clinical research contracting and compliance.

    From 2014 to 2016, Michael worked as an Associate Attorney at Partridge Ankner LLP in Boston before re-joining Partners full-time as a Senior Agreement Associate in February, 2016.  Michael received his juris doctor degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and bachelor of science degree in biology from Bates College.  He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

    Tamara Cleary


     

    Tamara Cleary joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Assistant Case Manager in February, 2012.   She is responsible for ensuring the CTO provides Partners investigators and industry sponsors with timely and innovative clinical trial management solutions.  Tamara's role encompasses the development, negotiation, and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial Confidentiality Agreements and amendments to Clinical Trial Agreements and Clinical Service Agreements. Before joining Partners, Tamara worked at Tufts University, School of Engineering. She holds an undergraduate degree in History with a minor in French from the University of New Hampshire and master's degree in History from University College London. Outside the office, Tamara enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with the American Cancer Society.

    Kristin Collins

     

    Kristin Collins joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Agreement Associate in September 2014. Kristin drafts, negotiates and executes corporate sponsored clinical research contracts on behalf of the Partners hospitals. She also advises members of the Partners research community on legal issues surrounding human-subject research. Kristin previously worked for the Harvard University Office of Technology Development as a Sponsored Research Administrator. She holds a B.A. in political science from College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law. She enjoys skiing, yoga and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

    Michael Horowitz

     

    Mike Horowitz joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Senior Financial Analyst in April, 2016.   He is responsible for ensuring the CTO provides Partners investigators and industry sponsors with timely and innovative clinical trial management solutions.  Mike's role encompasses the development, negotiation and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial budgets.  He serves as a resource on Medicare regulations relating to clinical trials and provides consultation to the PHS research community on clinical research budgeting and compliance.

    Mike joined the CTO team from AT&T Mobility where he held the position of Senior Financial Analyst. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.  In his spare time, Mike enjoys reading, cooking, kayaking and traveling.

    Megan Hunt

     

    Megan Hunt is a Senior Financial Analyst in the Clinical Trials Office.  She is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and finalizing budgets for industry sponsored clinical trials. Megan's role encompasses working closely with Partners investigators and industry sponsors to achieve timely and innovative budgetary solutions.  She serves as a resource to the PHS research community on clinical research budgeting and compliance.

    Megan joined the CTO team in 2008 as an Assistant Case Manager and in 2009, became a Financial Analyst. Megan holds an undergraduate degree from Saint Anselm College and a Master of Health Administration degree from Suffolk University.  In her free time, Megan enjoys running, traveling, and trying to keep up with her toddler.

    Beverly Jones

     

    Beverly Jones, is the Administrative Assistant of the Clinical Trial Office (CTO). Beverly joined the CTO March 2016 as an MGH Bulfinch Temporary and handles all aspects of the office as it relates to calendar management, scheduling, expense reporting, travel arrangements, conference registration, personnel and other business matters.  Beverly holds a BA in Organizational Management from Eastern University. She enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, music and the arts.

    Maureen Lawton

     

    Maureen Lawton, Pharm.D., J.D. is the Director of Agreements and Industry Sponsor Relations in the Partners Clinical Trials Office (CTO).  Maureen's primary role is to lead the CTO agreement associates responsible for providing contracting services for industry sponsored clinical research for PHS-affiliated entities, including MGH, BWH/FH, SRH, McL, NWH, and PCPO.    Maureen received a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Pharm.D. degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and a J.D. degree from the Massachusetts School of Law.  Maureen is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

    Daniel Liddick

     

    Dan Liddick joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Research Analyst in April 2016. He is part of the Clinical Trial Management team that is introducing a new clinical trials management application, called OnCore, for use across Partners.  Dan's role is responsible for the configuration, development, training, and implementation of the OnCore system. He works with both the vendor and a wide variety of departments within Partners in order to effectively integrate OnCore with a number of Partners applications, namely, Epic and Insight. He will serve as a resource for any questions and assistance for the users at Massachusetts General Hospital as they begin to use the OnCore system. Dan joined the CTO team from MGH where he was a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Cardiology.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Biomedical Science at Tufts University's School of Medicine. He has recently started taking online classes in computer science and programming. In his spare time, Dan enjoys board game nights, binging Netflix, playing tennis, cooking, and dabbles in home brewing beer.

    Renee Martin

     

    Renee Martin joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Financial Analyst in March, 2015.   Her role encompasses the development, negotiation and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial budgets. 

    Renee joined the CTO team from Radiology Research Administration at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she held the position of Pre-Award Grant Manager from 2012-2015.  She holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Albany and a certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  In her spare time, Renee enjoys taking walks with her English Bulldog, cooking healthy meals, rollerblading, and sunbathing on the beach.

    Jennifer Meneses

     

    Jennifer Meneses is the Director of Financial Services for the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) and has been with Partners HealthCare since 2000.  She joined the CTO in 2006 and managed the finance side since 2008.  Prior to the CTO, Jennifer worked in Partners Innovation.  Her team strives to provide efficient and valuable services for industry sponsored clinical research budgets, Medicare Coverage Analysis and Medicare device petitions.  She also serves as the CTO primary liaison for InfoEd, MicroStrategy and Navigator development to ensure the best user experience for the research community.  Jennifer's previous experience includes advertising executive at Digitas, LLC in Manhattan and project manager for new product development at Innovation Focus.  She holds a B.A. in psychology with a dance minor from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.S. in health policy and management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Her personal interests include choreography, dance, classical piano and spending time with her husband and two children.

    John Montana

     

    John Montana is the Director of the Clinical Trial Office's OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS).  This initiative was launched in January, 2016.   As Director, John is responsible for leading the implementation of the OnCore CTMS at Partners.  This novel system will provide study teams with new tools with which to administer and conduct clinical research.  John's role includes strategic planning for the initial CTMS roll-out and subsequent expansion of the system, building a CTMS office, coordinating hardware and software installation, developing process workflows, designing end-user training and customer communication plans, and overseeing day-to-day operations of the CTMS.   John has been with Partners Healthcare since 2000, holding a number of positions including Team Lead of the CTO Financial Services team, Business Development Director with Partners Innovation (formerly Research Ventures & Licensing), and Executive Director of the Partners Program in Neurodegeneration.  Prior to joining Partners, John was a management consultant with Putnam Associates, a Boston-area, pharmaceutical strategy firm.  John holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and a graduate degree from Harvard University.

    Suzanne Morin

     

    Suzanne Morin joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Director of Operations in November, 2015.   She is responsible for the oversight of the group and ensuring the CTO provides Partners investigators and industry sponsors with timely and innovative clinical trial management solutions. Suzanne joined the CTO team from the TIMI Study Group at Brigham and Women's Hospital where she served as Director of Operations from 2010-2015. Prior to that she spent ten years as a senior project director at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute.  Suzanne holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University.

    Alexandra Mosco

     

    Alexandra Mosco is an Agreement Associate in the Clinical Trials Office.  She joined the CTO as an Assistant Case Manager in September, 2009.   She is responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating industry sponsored clinical research agreements.  She interfaces daily with Partners research community, including investigators, research nurses, department administrators, and research coordinators, to ensure all agreements are sufficient for the research projects to be performed.  Alex joined the CTO team after graduating from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009.  She graduated with her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude in May, 2015 and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.    In her spare time, Alex enjoys distance running and Supreme Court watching.

    Nathan Pajka

     

    Nate Pajka joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Assistant Case Manager in August, 2015.   He is responsible for ensuring the CTO provides Partners investigators and industry sponsors with timely and innovative clinical trial management solutions.  Nate's role encompasses the development, negotiation and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial Confidentiality Agreements and amendments to Clinical Trial Agreements.

    He holds an undergraduate degree from Bates College in Chemistry.  In his spare time, Nate enjoys baseball, basketball, fishing, and golf.

    Dean Robinson

     

    Dean joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Financial Analyst in May of 2016.  He is responsible for ensuring the CTO provides Partners investigators and industry sponsors with timely and innovative clinical trial management solutions.  Dean's role encompasses the development, negotiation and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial budgets.  He serves as a resource on Medicare regulations relating to clinical trials and provides consultation to the PHS research community on clinical research budgeting and compliance. Dean joined the PHS CTO team after working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He attended Post University in Waterbury, CT where he earned his B.S. in Business Management and an M.S. in Human Services Administration. Dean was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the United States to attend college. Dean and his family reside in Randolph, MA. where he continues to be an avid soccer player. He is also a dedicated fan of the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Red Sox, Real Madrid F.C and Manchester United F.C.

    Katie Spiegel

     

     

    Katie Spiegel joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Agreement Associate in December 2015.   She is responsible for negotiating clinical trial and other related agreements across departments at several of the Partners hospitals.  She regularly works with industry sponsors to negotiate agreements on behalf of the investigators.

    ​Katie joined the CTO team from State Street Bank and Trust Company where she negotiated contracts within the IT group.  In her previous career she was an editor at two different publishing companies.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and a law degree from Boston College Law School.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys puzzles, travel, volleyball, and cooking.

    Stephanie St. Pierre

     

    Stephanie St. Pierre joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Agreement Associate in November, 2013.   Stephanie's role encompasses the review, negotiation and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trial agreements. Stephanie joined the CTO team from the Research Management group within Partners HealthCare where she held the position of Agreement Associate from 2010-2013 and was responsible for the review, negotiation, and approval of research agreements with non-profit funding.  She holds an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a J.D. from Suffolk University.  Stephanie is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

    Ravi Thadhani, M.D., MPH

     

     
    ​Ravi I. Thadhani, M.D., MPH was appointed Executive Director of the Clinical Trials Office in August, 2015.  Dr. Thadhani serves as Chief of the Nephrology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health.  His post graduate training was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Thadhani's primary research interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia, and the diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.  He is an active clinical investigator with years of experience in observational studies and clinical trials. ​

     

    Katelyn Tran Som

     

    Katelyn joined the Clinical Trials Office as a Financial Analyst in January 2016.  Her role is to ensure the CTO provides Partners Investigators and industry sponsors with timely and innovative clinical trial management solutions.  She handles the development, negotiation and approval of industry-sponsored clinical trials budgets. Katelyn joined the CTO team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where she held the position of Clinical Research Revenue Analyst from 2014-2016.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons College and a Master of Science degree from Regis College.  In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

    Alicia Vital

     

    Alicia Vital joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Agreement Coordinator in September 2011. She is responsible for managing the flow of incoming/outgoing information and documents for transactional work and processes related to all clinical research agreements. She manages all aspects of the study proposals, in relation to the InfoEd database as well as study inquiries from research community, other PHS departments and outside entities. She also manages CTO operations reporting related to clinical research agreement terms exceptions.

    Alicia joined the CTO team from Massachusetts General Hospital where she held the position of Patient Coordinator from 2009-2011. She holds an undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College and a CPC from AAPC.

    Alyssa Yenikomshian

     

    Alyssa Yenikomshian joined the Clinical Trials Office as an Agreement Associate in June 2016. In this capacity, she is responsible for negotiating and executing clinical research agreements for Partners institutions.

    Prior to joining the CTO team, Alyssa served as an attorney at Health Law Advocates and Rosenfeld, Rafik & Sullivan, P.C. in Boston, MA. In these roles, Alyssa focused her practice on health and disability insurance matters. Alyssa holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Tufts University and a juris doctor degree with honors from Suffolk University Law School. Alyssa is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.