Research and Clinical
Nicole has over 14 years of experience in clinical trial research management and operations. Areas of expertise include Phase I-IV industry sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials (medical device and drug development), regulatory affairs, and monitoring for both academic institutions, clinical research and site management organizations.
Nicole’s background includes working as a Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Trial Monitor, Regulatory Site Start-Up Specialist and as a Project Manager. Therapeutic areas of experience include pain and joint management, cardiovascular, CNS-psychiatric, endocrinology, infectious disease, pulmonary, rheumatology, urology and woman’s health.
She has facilitated and supported submissions of internal and extramural National Institutes of Health (NIH) infrastructure grants for academic research.
In 2008, Nicole received her Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Medicine. During her graduate studies, she received the Peter T. Bohan Medical School Scholarship for academic excellence. She holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies.
Nicole has managed both domestic and global clinical trials. She is responsible for maintenance of all regulatory documents, IRB submissions, patient enrollment and recruitment, and conduct of study procedures in accordance with study protocols and database management.
Nicole is a member of the local Kansas City chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and is currently working toward receiving her CCRP certification.
Her passion is to uphold the mission of managing clinical research activities for Kansas Pain Management (d/b/a Neuroscience Research Center, LLC), part of which is to exceed expectations to increase the quality of life for a patient’s well-being.
Current Studies and Clinical Trials
Chronic Abdominal Pain :
Chronic Abdominal Pain: We are currently enrolling the patients who suffer from chronic Abdominal pain who have failed treatment with multiple medications. We are the part of multicenter clinical trial to see if these patients could benefit from high frequency spinal cord stimulation device. For details of this device please visit Nevro.com
Neuropathic pain after Knee replacement surgery and Chronic groin pain after inguinal hernia
Subset of patients who have persistent pain after surgery might benefit from High Frequency Spinal cord Stimulation device. For details of this device visit Nevro.com. Kansas pain Management is the part of multicenter clinical trial. Encouraged by the results, the study has been presented at prestigious national and international conferences.
Spinal Stenosis Study :
Kansas Pain Management is accepting new participants for the Registry. If you are 55 or older and think you may have spinal stenosis – but are not yet ready for major spine surgery – this study may be right for you. The study is for the Vertiflex device a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional spine surgery that does not require general anesthesia and allows most patents to return home the same day. For details visit Vertiflexspine.com
Patient who have history of Chronic Low Back and Buttock Pain with diagnosis of Sacroiliatis may benefit from Endoscopic Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation. Kansas Pain Management is a part of multicenter clinical trial. For details of device visit Joimax.com
Past Studies and Clinical Trials
Lumbar Radiculopathy and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome :
Patients who have persistent back and leg pain after back surgery might benefit from Spinal Cord Stimulator device. Kansas Pain Management was a part of multicenter study. We have successfully completed enrollment for the study in 2017. For details of the device visit Bostonscientific.com