Summary

Well-rounded clinical research graduate with a background in the planning, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. Excellent communication skills with a strong commitment to teamwork, teaching, and scientific collaboration anchored by a record of interdisciplinary projects. Key skills include:

  • Solid understanding of GCP and the IRB review process
  • Firm grasp of clinical and biomedical research concepts
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and execute novel protocols and procedures
  • Methodical and detail-oriented approach to complex tasks

Education

Education

M.Sc, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Stanford University School of Medicine

Select coursework:

Design and Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiological Studies, Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials, Responsible Conduct of Research (IRB), Advanced Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods, Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis

Clinical and Medical Research Experience

Cardiovascular Clinical Study || Stanford University Medical Center; Palo Alto VA (2015 – present)

  • Worked with VA patient data to determine factors (socioeconomic, lifestyle, etc.) for increased incidence of two types of MI in in-patient populations
  • Attended and participated in research presentations and roundtables

Study Design and Conduct || Stanford University (2014 – 2015)

  • Appraised, analyzed, and compiled data from 39 research studies ranging in design from longitudinal to randomized clinical trials
  • Focused on access to HIV treatments and clinics in the countries of the former Soviet Union (accepted for publication)
  • Formulated recommendations for future research and policy implementation

Pharmaceutical Chemistry || University of Southern California (2011 – 2012)

  • Performed multistep organic syntheses, purifications, and analyses
  • Mentored new laboratory members in organic synthesis techniques, fundamental protocols, and laboratory safety procedures

Bio-Simulation || University of Southern California (2009 – 2010)

  • Collaborated with PI during independent development of neuron model to predict cellular signaling response to binding of specific ligands to membrane receptors

Neuropharmacology || George Mason University (2008 – 2009)

  • Composed and carried out year-long experiment to breed knockout mice that were to be genotypes and treated with ligand compound in order to demonstrate restoration of spatial memory ability in the hippocampus
  • Mastered molecular biology laboratory techniques: PCR, in situ mRNA hybridization, gel electrophoresis, animal care (mice and rats)

Skills and Expertise

Clinical Research and Analysis

  • SAS analytics, MATLAB
  • GCP, IRB protocol review, study appraisal, recruitment methods

Languages and Communication

  • Russian (professional)
  • German, Kazakh (intermediate)
  • Farsi/Persian (bilingual)

Honors and Awards

  • US Department of Education Foreign Language/Area Studies Fellowship (2014)
  • US Department of Education Title 8 Summer Research Fellowship (2014)
  • Women in Science and Engineering Summer Research Fellowship (2010, 2011)
  • Thematic Option Honors Writing and Communication Award (2009-2011)
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering Merit Research Award (2009, 2010)
  • Trustee Merit Scholarship (full tuition awarded to 0.1% of applicants) (2009)

Leadership and Training Experience

Ambassador – American Councils for International Education (2015 – present)

  • Led the representation of the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) of American Councils through on-campus information and advising sessions
  • Composed online blog posts and media to educate about study abroad

Academic Tutor – AJ Tutoring, LLC (2014 – 2015)

  • Equipped students with personalized study plans based on individual needs
  • Conducted one-on-one training sessions and communicated with parents and company leadership regarding students’ progress and challenge areas
  • Maintained meticulous records of tutoring sessions, parent and teacher correspondence, and test scores in an online customer management system

Instructor – Mathnasium, Inc. (2013 – 2014)

  • Taught mathematics to students in a service-oriented environment
  • Initiated tasks that maintained an inviting and professional office atmosphere

Chair of Global Projects – USC Global Health Club (2011 – 2013)

  • Led six-person committee to plan and coordinate on-campus outreach events
  • Fostered connection between club and SOS Children’s Villages for fundraising

Other Professional Experience

Project Associate – HealthCity Clinics (2014 – present)

  • Facilitated the formation of a partnership between Kazakhstan’s HealthCity clinic network and the Stanford School of Medicine “Stanford-25” program to support improved physician training in Kazakhstan
  • Collaborated with clinic director in preparing documents for physician recruitment, project funding, and marketing
  • Applied cross-cultural and language competencies in understanding of and communication between medical professionals in the US and Kazakhstan

Epidemiology || Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (2013 – 2014)

“Tuberculosis and Healthcare Access among Migrant Workers in Kazakhstan”

  • Wrote manuscript sections for publication of project results
  • Maneuvered research management systems in the US and Kazakhstan to allow for effective field research and management of project roles