Events where PSI CRO is attending.

ASCO 2023: PSI Team Spotlight

ASCO 2023 is coming up June 3 – 5, and our team at PSI is excited to join the conversation with oncology sponsors and partners like you. Stop by Booth #19020 for a chance (or schedule a meeting here) to speak with PSI experts helping to support oncology innovators across the globe. Meet our team members who are packing their bags for Chicago.

Vince Calderon
Director Project Management

Vince serves as a Director and supervisor of Project Management, overseeing PSI’s team of Project Management staff and several studies in oncology and hematology. Vince has been with PSI since December 2019, and is based in Texas. He has over 19 years’ clinical research experience, 15 years of project management experience, and has delivered 20+ oncology studies in both solid tumors and hematology-oncology.

Vince has professional affiliations with the Project Management Institute in the US and has been a certified Project Management Professional since 2012.

Emily McInturf
Director, Feasibility

Emily McInturf, Director Feasibility, has worked in the clinical research industry for the past 15 years. As a leader within PSI’s global feasibility team, Emily specializes in strategy development across multiple therapeutic areas – focusing on aligning a study’s design with top enrolling investigators in the right countries.

Using PSI’s INTELIA platform, a machine-learning-powered system for data-driven feasibility and enrollment forecast, Emily models and compares hundreds of country and site combinations, their budgets and probability of success, ultimately recommending the most optimal enrollment scenario in line with each sponsor’s key objectives.

As a Director, Emily provides oversight for global feasibility and site identification activities for both pre- and post-award opportunities and projects.

Rhonda Critchlow
Senior Director, Operations

Rhonda Critchlow, Senior Director of Therapeutic Strategy, currently oversees all of PSI’s core indications, and specializes in operational strategy within oncology and radiopharmaceuticals. With over 25 years of research experience, she provides valuable leadership and management working both regionally and globally.

Overseeing the therapeutic strategy department, which includes our Site Support Specialist, Rhonda brings guidance and oversight to specialty vendor management, patient recruitment and retention for our sponsors.

Prior to working at PSI, her experience includes working within oncology research as a Coordinator and Director, CRA, Clinical Trial Manager, Head of Monitoring and Vice President of Early Phase Oncology before joining PSI. Rhonda also has experience working with general radiology and nuclear medicine in large hospital organizations, providing valuable input for clinical development, study management and operational considerations.

Meet us at ASCO 2023

Vince, Emily, and the rest of our team are excited to discuss your upcoming oncology study at ASCO 2023. Click here to reserve your spot today.

DDW 2023: PSI Team Spotlight

Digestive Disease Week 2023 is coming up May 6-9, and our team at PSI is excited to join the conversation with IBD and GI sponsors and partners like you. Stop by Booth #4511 for a chance (or schedule a meeting here) to speak with PSI experts helping to support IBD innovators across the globe. Here’s a closer look at two of our team members who are packing their bags for Chicago.

Alex Gilfanov
Project Director, Project Management

Dr. Alex Gilfanov, M.D., Project Director, has worked in the clinical research industry since 2006, including thirteen years with PSI. Specializing in gastrointestinal (GI) trials for the last seven years, he is responsible for supervising multiple large Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis programs.

As a project director, Alex provides general study supervision for investigators, sponsors, vendors, and functional departments at PSI, focusing on critical processes.

During his career, Alex has served in different roles across the clinical trial process, including treating physician, sub-investigator, and monitor, before managing and supervising clinical trials for the last 10+ years. This breadth of experience allows him to better understand the needs of patients and caregivers as well as all other stakeholders involved in clinical trials. A frequent guest at Digestive Disease Week, European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization Congress, United European Gastroenterology Week, and other large GI congresses, Alex is passionate about exploring all the current developments in gastroenterology to better understand the latest treatment options available to patients as well as the challenges they face along the way.

Heather Thompson
Site Support Specialist

Heather Thompson, Site Support Specialist, is focused on helping PSI to meet the growing demand for technical and operational expertise in gastroenterology in clinical research. A board-certified nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of gastroenterology experience (focused heavily on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), she has provided a wide range of patient-centered gastroenterology care in outpatient, emergency department, and inpatient settings and primarily managed a large population of inflammatory bowel disease patients (most of which were on biologic therapy), including routine office visits, medication selection, tracking laboratory testing, and procedure follow-up to track patient progress and disease progression/remission. She also has five years of experience conducting training, discussing disease processes, and providing education on clinical trials for the medical community. She served as the regional nurse practitioner speaker in the pharmaceutical industry from 2017 to 2022, focusing on biologic therapy.

Heather assists Project Management with study design and the creation of manuals, training materials, and study forms, as well as presenting at Investigator Meetings. Throughout the study, she is responsible for developing technical project tools, including site and project team training tools; identifying and tracking critical project issues; and assisting assigned CRAs with technical issues. Heather utilizes her clinical knowledge in working with multiple departments across the study lifecycle and is a critical resource for scientific and operational expertise to our Business Development, Project Management, and Clinical Operations Departments.

Meet us at DDW 2023

Alex, Heather, and the rest of our team are excited to discuss your upcoming IBD study at DDW 2023. Click here to reserve your spot today.