OHC Names Research Program Director
Lynnetta Hart, BS, M.Ed, CCRC, formally manager of the OHC Research Data Management Department, began her new role as Research Program Director at OHC Oct. 16. She reports to COO Ronda Brown.
Having previously managed the non-clinical staff in the research department, Lynnetta has been with OHC since June 2010. Her new responsibilities include the oversight and leadership of OHC’s research program. This includes patient screenings, trial enrollment and oversight, regulatory requirements, data management budgeting and contracting for trials.
“We have so many new projects, it’s rather exciting,” Lynnetta says of her new responsibilities. OHC recently expanded its care to include a program for Hematologic Malignancies and is currently in the process of opening its first Phase 1 Clinical Trial. This new study is an oral drug for gynecological cancer, where according to Lynnetta, they will be looking for the effect of the drug on the body and what type of side effects may occur.
Lynnetta is also excited that OHC’s referring physician base has expanded in the last few months and now includes physicians in Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, and the Cleveland-Akron area.
Lynnetta has achieved the designation of CCRC, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, meaning she has met requirements, demonstrated proficiency of specific knowledge and job-related skills, and passed the ACRP CRC certification exam. This formally recognizes Lynnetta as meeting professional standards set forth by the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals.
She is thrilled to be in her new position and is excited for what’s to come at OHC. Lynnetta states proudly that OHC’s team of investigators, research nurses, data management, and support staff are the best in the tri-state area.