Professional Team Expertise


Many of our Coordinators and Project Managers have worked with CRO’s and Sponsors on multiple studies for many years. Most of our professional team has been with the company for over ten years. Their knowledge combined with more than a decade of experience is what allows us to meet the challenges in today’s complex Clinical Research Projects.
 
 
Patricia Epple, RN, BS, CCRC (Curriculum Vitae | License Verification | Email | vCard) LinkedIn

Research Director and Founder of CNS Research, Inc.



 
Mrs. Epple received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She earned her CCRC (Certified Clinical Research Coordinator) from the ACRP in Washington, DC while working at the Miriam Hospital Department of Neurology. With this vast clinical trials experience of over 20 Alzheimer's and 10 stroke studies, Patricia was recruited by INC Research, Inc. as Regional Operations Manager. 
 With the experience of developing a Research Network of Neurologists, Ms. Epple founded CNS Research, Inc. in 1997 as a multi-site PPPN, (Private Practice Physician's Network). Today Patricia leads our team of professionals providing the following services: Site management and monitoring, Coordinator training, Investigator identification and supervision of ongoing studies.

     
 
 
Annette M. Phillips, RN, BSN (Curriculum Vitae | License Verification | Email | vCard)

Research Coordinator

Annette received her bachelor of nursing from Northeastern Univerity, Boston, Ma in 2001. Her experience includes respiratory disease management, acute and chronic, cardiac care, pre and post operative care for inpatient and outpatient. Annette has been working with CNS Research, Inc., since 2006 on several neurology studies. Her duties include medical records reviews and data abstraction to improve clinical outcomes and patient education.
 
 
  Patricia T. Schumacher, RN, CRC (Curriculum Vitae | License Verification | Email | vCard)
 
Research Coordinator
 
Ms. Schumacher has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with a depth of health care experience.
 Patricia has been a critical care clinician and since 1993 has provided home health case management, elder care, palliative and hospice care. Professional certifications obtained in critical care, legal nurse consulting, and clinical research. Patricia joined CNS Research as consultant in 2005 when she conducted an Alzheimer study at two sites for over two years. Formally recognized for her role in conducting a comprehensive national elder care study (ACOVE) in association with RAND for a national health insurance provider. Patricia specializes in performance improvement contract services including medical record abstraction for quality measures, standards identification, documentation and compliance audits.
     
 
  Axel J. Epple, MBA (Curriculum Vitae | Email | vCard) LinkedIn
 
  Mr. Epple received his MBA from the FHW in Pforzheim, Germany in 1985. He started his career in marketing and sales in Switzerland in the export of industrial products to overseas markets. In 1990 he founded an Export Management Consulting firm in Providence, RI. Mr. Epple has been directing ARISTO Marketing Corporation as Vice President successfully for seven years.  In 1997 the Epples who had been married in 1991 founded CNS Research, Inc. with Dr. Norman M. Gordon as the Medical Director.  Today Mr. Epple carries out the duties of business manager overseeing studies and consulting projects at several investigative sites.
     
 

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