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Joann Berenda

Joann has been with North Star since it's inception in 2007 and has elevated the quality of research conducted at our site through extensive training, auditing and management.  She continues to develop relationships with industry professional to grow our indications of research to better serve our community and to strengthen the presences of NSMR as a premier clinical research site.

Prior to joining North Star Medical Research, she served as Controller/Operations Manager for a medical manufacturer and distributor, where she implemented infrastructure, managed operations, and controlled finance. She has been involved in several corporate mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions in various industries. For several years, she served as an Office Manager for one of the country's largest distributors of computers, as well as supporting a satellite office of a Fortune 500 broker/dealer in the area of Personal Finance. 

Joann is a graduate of Cuyahoga Community College with a degree in Business Management. In 2015 became certified by ACRP as a Certified Clinic Research Coordinator, CCRC.   She is a member of DIA and MAGI, and holds certificates in IATA Shipping of Infectious Substances & Dry Ice, and in Human Participant Protection Education for Research Teams, she is certified in ECG acquisition and EDC. She continues her education of research by attending ACRP and other conferences, seminars and classes
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Certification, Training, and Memberships

  • National Institute of Health (NIH)

  • Protecting Human Research Participants

  • ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

  • OSHA Annual Bloodborne Pathogens and Biohazardous Waste

  • Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials

  • International Airport Transportation Association (IATA) Certification - Transport of Dangerous Goods

  • ECG Acquisition

  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

  • Drug Information Association Member (DIA)

  • HIPPA

  • First Aid in the Workplace

  • Accident Analysis

  • Alcohol & Drug Substance Abuse Training

  • Certified Clinic Research Coordinator (CCRC)