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Research University

Developing Clinical Research in Private Practice

Originally presented: March 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern

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Presenters

Cara East, MD, FAPCR
Cara East, MD, FAPCR
President
Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR)

Dr. East has been involved in clinical trial research since 1987, working as a principal investigator for over 70 trials. She has also participated as a subinvestigator in more than 20 trials. Such studies have included the use of stem cells in cardiomyopathy and as an adjunct to heart surgery, studies of renal artery nerve ablation as an alternative treatment for hypertension, the use of mipomersen and the PCSK9 inhibitors in familial hypercholesterolemia, the development of novel oral anticoagulants for the prevention of thromboembolic events in atrial fibrillation, the need for repeat ablation following cryoablation for atrial fibrillation, and the gender of authors in a local journal. She has over 48 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for several journals. She is currently a clinical professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine and a cardiology staff attending for Baylor University Medical Center Internal Medicine teaching program. She served on a general medicine IRB and as the cardiologist on an oncology IRB. She currently is a National Leader of the Paradise trial and is the chairman of the Data Safety Monitoring Committee for the NIH trial “Exercise and intensive vascular risk reduction in preventing dementia.

Robert Hardi, MD, CPI,  FAPCR
Robert Hardi, MD, CPI, FAPCR
At-Large Trustee and Past-President
Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR)

Dr. Hardi serves as medical director of Chevy Chase Clinical Research for the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group division of Capital Digestive Care. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at Semmelweis University Medical School, Hungary, Hannover University Medical School in Germany, and the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque. He also completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of New Mexico Medical School, and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Cornell Medical College/The New York Hospital in New York, NY. Dr. Hardi has been in the private practice of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine since 1984, and is on the Clinical Faculty of George Washington University and Georgetown University. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a certified physician investigator (CPI). His principal professional interests are inflammatory bowel diseases (he has served on the National Board of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America), clinical research, procedural sedation, colon cancer surveillance, and pancreatic and biliary disorders.