Courtney Oliver

  • Ann Arbor MI
Courtney Oliver

Summary

I am intelligent, exceptionally motivated, and fueled by a solid work ethic as well as an understanding of the importance of teamwork. I have excellent organizational, communication, and problem solving skills. I strive for excellence in all aspects of my life and draw from a vast array of experiences including countless volunteer hours, extracurricular activities, outstanding educational background, and a strong ethical foundation.

Work History

Work History
May 2013 - Present

Part Time Faculty

Washtenaw Community College
  • Independently prepare classroom lecture material, exams, and other educational resources.
  • Safely and efficiently run a student centered laboratory.
  • Most recent classroom experience includes Chemistry II (Thermochemistry),¬†Introductory & Intermediate Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Introductory & General Chemistry, and Human Biology.
  • Previous experience teaching math, neurophysiology, and selected liberal arts courses.
Feb 2011 - Aug 2014

Clinical Research Coordinator

University of Michigan
  • Experience in both pediatric nephrology clinical trails and pediatric Phase-1 oncology trials.
  • Prepare research studies for submission to the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and maintain through review, modification, and termination.
  • Consent perspective subjects for entry into collaborative studies and experimental drug trials.
  • Train and educate staff and physicians on the conduct and content of research trials and policies.
  • Maintain and store all records and data for the research preformed in the division. ¬†Communicate with the University of Michigan Clinical Trials Office (CTO) regarding data and regulatory management when necessary.
  • Act at the contact person for collaborative studies with various institutions
  • Manage contracts, invoicing, and study data as the coordinating center for multi-site studies.
  • Assist in development and implementation of division specific standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Former member and committee co-chair in the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium
  • Responsible for specimen handling and processing when necessary.
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

ER Assistant, Animal & Customer Care Specialist

Ann Arbor Animal Hospital
  • Provide assistance to ER staff during animal intake, procedures, and discharge
  • Care for post-operative and ICU inpatient animals
  • Triage support during ER peak hours
  • Kennel support as needed
Jan 2008 - Feb 2011

Research Assistant/Clinical Research Coordinator

University of Iowa
  • Prepare research studies for submission to the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and maintain through review, modification, and termination.
  • Consent perspective subjects for entry into clinical studies.
  • Responsible for training and educating clinical staff and physicians on the research trials and policies.
  • Collect and process blood and tissue samples for large scale genetic studies and other clinical trials.
  • Maintain and store all records and data for the research preformed in the division.
  • Act as the contact person for collaborative studies with various institutions.
  • Develop and maintain two tissue repositories and oversee collection and laboratory processing.
  • Responsible for training new clinical research staff in administrative and laboratory procedures.
  • Member and committee co-chair in the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium.

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Concentration in Neurophysiology

Marquette University

Transferred to University of Michigan

Teaching Assistant

Jun 2002 - May 2005

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Concentration in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Michigan Technological University

Cum Laude Graduate

Multiple Dean's List Honoree

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2014 - Present

Certified Running Coach

Road Runners Club of America
The goal of the RRCA Coaching Certification is to create a national community of knowledgeable and ethical distance running coaches to work with runners at all levels of ability.
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP)

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)
The certification reflects a common, strong foundation of knowledge and practice in research regulations and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Publications