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Cutler - Orthopedics - RN Clinical Research Coordinator - Ashburn, VA, USA

Margaret Cutler

Ashburn, VA, USA


Orthopedics - RN Clinical Research Coordinator


Excellent with patients and colleagues. Known for ability to be organized, able to multitask and get the job done. My input sought after by sponsors of clinical trials when teleconferences held to review protocols . Highly respected for my honesty

Work History


Up to November 2012

Ongoing Continuing Education in various disciplines and subjects yearly.
MTJR (Modern Trends in Joint Replacement) Conference, Indian Wells, CA, November 2012,
2011, 2010, and 2009.
Completed Western Institutional Review Board's Electronic Consent in Research, 2012

Clinical Research Coordinator

S.T.A.R. Orthopaedics, Inc

Responsible for setting up and conducting all aspects of Several Prospective and
Retrospective Clinical Trials Regarding Hip and Knee Devices.

NIH Web-based Training Course, "Protecting Human Research Participants" Certificate of
Completion, 2009

Screening Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator and Supervisor

Family Caregiver for cardiac/cardiovascular stroke patient and a mental illness patient,
Cleveland, OH and LA, CA (1992-2007)

Screening Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator and Supervisor of HIV and AIDS Clinical

Coordinator and Developer, Pediatric Growth Center at Babies' and Children's Hospital

National Institutes of Health

OH (1992-1997)
In addition to the skills listed above, I received a plaque in special appreciation for my dedication and work with the ACTU. Gave talks on HIV/AIDS to the community at large and to the Gay and Lesbian Center in Cleveland, OH.

Coordinator and Developer, Pediatric Growth Center at Babies' and Children's Hospital

ACTG Meeting and Committees

University Hospitals Complex

Responsible for developing a Growth Center for Short Stature children that was
indicated in a one year grant given to the Pediatric Department of Rainbow Babies' and Children's Hospital.

Designed a brochure for the Growth Center, organized and developed a
questionnaire to interview patients, now adults, who received growth hormone as children at University Hospitals in Cleveland.

Assisted in Clinic with the children, discussed protocols with parents, drew bloods and gave injections to the children and handled all follow-up visits.

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American Society of Hypertension Meeting

New York City

American Society of Hypertension Meeting

New York City

Hyperlipidemia Update, CWRU University

Hypertension, Cornell University

New York City

First Interdisciplinary Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Hypertension and Diabetes

University Hospitals of Cleveland, "Research Workshop,"

Ohio Mental Health Association Membership and Fund-Raising Seminars


Grant Writing Seminar, Cleveland Foundation

Associates of Clinical Pharmacology Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

Orleans, Louisiana

Drug Information Association Annual Meeting & Workshops

National Kidney Foundation & Cleveland Clinic Foundation, "The Kidney and Hypertension


Ohio Mental Health Annual Meeting & Scientific Workshops

Columbus, Ohio

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Clinical Research Hypertension Study Coordinator and Supervisor, University

Hospitals of Cleveland

In addition to skills and qualifications listed above:

Managed and supervised all aspects of clinical hypertension research for drug
protocol grants from pharmaceutical companies as well as clinical research protocols from our own physicians.

Acted as a liaison with pharmaceutical and government representatives as needed,
including travel to other cities where indicated.

Responsible for implementing recruiting efforts to obtain patients (including writing of advertisements and brochures.)

Spoke on Hypertension in Greater Cleveland Community and participated In and promoted community awareness with the High Blood Pressure Council of Greater

Developed an inter-disciplinary team and possible studies for the education and treatment of hypertensive patients, involving pharmacy, nutrition services,
biofeedback, stress management and the exercise fitness center.

Geauga County Community
Past President of a 21-member Board of Trustees for the Mental Health Association in Geauga County, Ohio. The mission of the Association is education and advocacy for mental health and the prevention of mental illness. In addition to overseeing all
aspects of the non-profit corporation, I was also responsible for the preparation of a
projected budget, preparation of a professional brochure on the organization, and chairing the membership campaign. I worked closely with a full-time paid Executive
Director and with the Geauga Community Board of Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug
Addiction Services, the funding board for the service agencies in the county.

Transfusion and Study Coordinator, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
(1986 - 1988)
Conducted an experimental study of autologous donors and handled all aspects of the study, including initial patient contact, consents, data reports, study medication,
patient follow-up, and bookkeeping.

Responsibility for the approval of platelet (a blood component for clotting) usage for individual patients throughout the...


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine/VA Hospital, "Traumatic Stress

Disorder Workshop


Northern Ohio Region

Cleveland, Ohio

Ohio Association of Blood Banks, "Annual Meeting and Workshops,"

Cleveland, Ohio
University Hospitals of Cleveland, "Group Action Training Program (Three Major Sections:
1. Group Organizational Skills, 2. Leadership Skills, and 3. Group Problem-Solving
Skills), 1986, Cleveland, Ohio

National Institutes of Health, "Platelet Consensus Conference


University Hospitals of Cleveland

Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator and Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals

Initiated and developed an admissions system for an Oncology Unit. Determined
priority of admissions and obtained insurance approval.

Initial contact with patients and families to discuss treatment and care and worked
closely with attending and referring physicians and the interdisciplinary team.

Coordinated all aspects of patient care relating to experimental protocols for high
dose chemotherapy and bone marrow harvests, storages and transplants.

Developed procedures to implement treatment and promote quality assurance and research data and developed and designed a clinical flow sheet to gather information for statistical analysis.

Harvested bone marrow in surgery with the surgeon, processed the bone marrow,
administered it IV to patients.

Cleveland State University, "Fluids & Electrolytes,"

Clinical Nurse

Staff Nurse II (1982-1983), Staff Nurse I (1980-1981),

Summer Internship, Mentor, Ohio

University of MIchigan Medical School, "Clinical Oncology,"

1983, Participated on an interdisciplinary team in a health
agency. Under the direction of a psychologist, worked closely with a 4 year old autistic child and a 60 year old stroke patient.

Medical College of Pennsylvania, "Clinical Nursing Update,"

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hillcrest Hospital, "Basic Cardiac Arrhythmias,"

"Multiple Trauma Management,"

Kent State University

shifts, processing new admissions, transfers and discharges, patient-nurse

University Hospitals of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH (1980-1984)

Experienced a wide span of general and primary nursing responsibilities with
Medical/Surgical patients. Performed charge nurse duties which included staffing
shifts, processing new admissions, transfers and discharges, patient-nurse
assignments, and training personnel in addition to acting as a resource person for problem-solving. Familiar with cardiac care and intensive care.

Cleveland State University

Case Western Reserve University

Assistant College Counselor and Nurse

Private Co-Educational Preparatory School

Counseled students for college, personal growth, and health.

Worked with teachers to aid students with problems and referred students to community agencies.

Received annual awards and the dedication of a senior yearbook.

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Prior to 1980
Managed a physician's office and assisted in patient care. Drew blood, ran lab tests,
organized patient care folders and trained other personnel. Did billing and worked with an accountant to insure proper procedures, and was responsible for all aspects of running the office.

Taught and assisted in an out-patient clinic at a center for drug abuse and other
problems in Geauga County.

Participated in an effort to develop programs to assist families and youth in Geauga

Initiated an developed a county-wide meeting of school officials, law enforcement and mental health agencies, service organizations and others to address the drug
abuse problems of youth in the schools and community. Resulted in programs to treat and help prevent drug abuse.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Management

Fenn College

Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing at Fenn College

Ursuline College

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