Clinical Research Associate
Cheryl Calhoun serves as a Clinical Research Associate for Hart Clinical Consultants (HCC). In this role, she is responsible for monitoring clinical trials. As such, Cheryl works directly with sponsor companies to ensure compliance with clinical trial protocol and maintains regular communication with clinical research coordinators, collaborating to ensure the scientific integrity of all data collected. As a CRA ll, Cheryl also conducts on-site and remote site qualification visits, site initiation visits, interim monitoring visits, and study closeout visits. Included in Cheryl’s specialty is the training of investigators and clinical site study personnel on proper prep and use of investigational devices.
Cheryl comes to HCC as a seasoned Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of critical care/cardiovascular experience. She holds a critical care credential (CCRN) from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). She also brings nursing leadership and industry experience.
Cheryl’s critical care nursing career has included staffing roles at Lowell General Hospital (Lowell, MA) and as both Critical Care Staff RN and Nurse Manager at the prestigious Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, located in Lebanon, NH. Patient advocacy, safety, and improving the patient experience have been her passion.
In addition, Cheryl worked with ZOLL (Pittsburgh, PA), conducting patient education and follow-up in the use of LifeVest, wearable defibrillator.
Cheryl received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rivier College – Nashua, NH. Also traditionally trained in a Diploma Nursing Program at New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, MA.