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Kelly Van Schouwen (Frank), MS, ACRP-CP

Kelly@researchtex.com

Kelly's CV

Kelly Van Schouwen (Frank), MS, ACRP-CP

Kelly Van Schouwen has been conducting clinical research since 2012. She received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in 2001 and a Master of Science in Biomechanics in 2012, both from the University of Texas at Austin. She began her research career at LDR Spine working on an investigational device exemption trial for a cervical disc replacement. While Clinical Research Manager at LDR, she coordinated the efforts to complete peer reviewed publications, and dozens of international conference presentations.

Kelly joined the Spine Institute of Louisiana (SIL) in 2015, where she assisted with multiple clinical trials, and focused on publishing results of clinical trials. Due to her efforts, the SIL team authored multiple peer reviewed journal articles reporting clinical trial results. Many of these were also presented at national and international conferences, with several being awarded as best paper of the conference.

In 2019, Kelly founded Research Source, headquartered in Austin, Texas. Under her leadership, Research Source manages multiple clinical trials at sites across Texas. It remains her focus to find ways to reach more patients and physicians with clinical trials, and continue to publish important data.

Kelly maintains certification as a Clinical Professional from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She is a current member of International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, North American Spine Society, and Academy of Clinical Research Professionals.

Kelly is passionate about bringing new/advanced technology to those that need it. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, kickboxing and creating stained glass art. She spends as much time as possible with her family, including her husband Brad, and dogs Jake and Pixie.


Mario Sierra

Mario@researchtex.com

Mario's CV

Mario Sierra

Mario Sierra is originally from Houston, Texas and has been conducting clinical research since 2018. He received a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biochemistry and a minor in Business from Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his research career at Paramount Research Network in San Antonio, Texas working on pharmaceutical trials.

Mario joined Research Source in early 2020 in Austin, Texas. Through extensive collaboration Research Source now manages multiple clinical trials at sites across Texas. It remains the focus of Research Source to find ways to reach more patients by finding more doctors and pharmaceutical companies to run clinical trials with and continuing to publish clean credible data.

Mario is currently pursuing his CCRC certificate through ACRP.

Mario is passionate about advancing the field of medicine and finding new and novel treatments for those most in need. Outside of work, he enjoys Brazilian Jiu jitsu, kickboxing and soccer as well as making homemade meals.


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