Sr. Clinical Research Associate
Mr. Beck was most recently employed, for 8.5 years, as a Senior CRA with PPD, Inc., monitoring for major bio-pharmaceutical client Phase III studies from his home-based office in Bend, OR.
Prior to the life-style change / relocation from the Bay Area of San Francisco, Mr. Beck held Clinical Research Directorship positions with Advanced Stent Technologies (bifurcation coronary stent technology; sold to Boston Scientific Corporation), with Thoratec Corporation (overseeing world-wide prosthetic vascular graft / CABG device clinical trials) and with KeraVision, Inc., contributing to that company’s successful completion of an original PMA in support of marketing approval for a Class III ophthalmic refractive device (Mr. Beck led the clinical team to noteworthy achievements in study enrollment and FDA BIMO audit compliance). All positions entailed physician proctoring. Mr. Beck also held senior level positions with ACS/Guidant within the Clinical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs departments, before which he conducted field clinical education, as supported from his CVT experience in the Interventional Cardiovascular Lab at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO.
Mr. Beck earned a B.A. in Chemistry, Biology and Physics from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Beck is a member of ACRP, and has led seminars and academic classes in industry-related topics.