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CRC - Who We Are

Director - Gerald Messerschmidt, MD

Manager, Clinical Research – Judy Spahr, MLS, MEd

Ms. Spahr has worked in clinical research for over 10 years. She has served as a study coordinator and provided regulatory support across a spectrum of medical specialties including oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, and radiology. In addition, Ms. Spahr is experienced in Standard Operating Procedures and protocol development, informed consent document writing, case report form and source document creation, and provides training classes in Good Clinical Practice.

A summa cum laude graduate of Colby College (ME), Ms. Spahr holds a Master of Library Sciences degree from Simmons College (MA), a Master of Education degree from Plymouth State University (NH), and is a candidate for the Master of Public Health degree from West Chester University (PA). She has completed certificate programs in Clinical Research Administration ( George Washington University), Technical Writing ( California State University), and Cancer Data Management ( Northeastern University). She is certified by both the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). Ms. Spahr is also an invited lecturer on clinical research at West Chester University.

Clinical Business Manager – John Wellenbach

Mr. Wellenbach is responsible for ensuring that the language in clinical trial contracts protects the patients, reflects the Principal Investigator’s scope of responsibilities, and accurately reflects the role and interest of any Main Line Health entity providing services. He is also responsible for negotiating the trial budget on behalf of the Principal Investigator with the Sponsor. Mr. Wellenbach sits on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and represents LIMR on the MLH Human Resources Policy Committee.

Mr. Wellenbach received his BBA from George Washington University and an MPA from New York University. Prior to coming to LIMR, he directed the Department of Medicine outpatient clinical operations in several local large academic medical centers. For the last several years, he has sat on the executive board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Society for Research Administrators, which promotes the dissemination of clinical research policies and best practices in research administration.

Contact Info

Gerald Messerschmidt, MD
Director
LIMR Clinical Research Center

484-476-3912
Messerschmidt@limr.org

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