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Our Columbus Clinical Trial Staff

Clinical Research Coordinators

A Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for conducting clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice (GCP). They are monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB ) and are under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI)

The Staff at Aventiv Research works off of four key elements;

  • Integrity : every coordinator and the PI place the volunteer first above everything else. We are responsible for answering all of the patient’s questions and concerns and are there whenever the patient has a problem.
  • Service : We pride ourselves on having volunteers that return for other studies and refer other volunteers. We think of ourselves as a family and treat patients as we would like to be treated.
  • Dedication : Every staff member at Aventiv is committed to giving 100% to every study and volunteer. We strive to be number one in every aspect of research and to help within the medical community.
  • Communication : The staff at Aventiv are dedicated to providing all volunteers with thorough information of all studies start to finish.

Meet our Doctors:

Dr. Samir Arora

Dr. Arora went to medical school in Manipal, India. He then did his residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie PA. During his residency he worked on multiple original research studies one of those on breast feeding received national attention garnering interviews on major networks and newspapers. Since then Dr. Arora has been involved in clinical research acting as principle investigator or sub investigator on over 100 studies. He holds the prestigious CPI designation by the ACRP. He is the president and medical director of Aventiv Research and is actively involved in the running of the company.

Dr. Sridhar Guduri

Dr. Sridhar Guduri has been with Aventiv Research since 2007. He has since become the Principal Investigator at Dublin Clinical Research. Dr. Guduri has been in practice for more than eleven years and is board certified in Allergy /Immunology as well as Internal Medicine. He enjoys doing research because it allows him to be on the cutting edge of developing new medications and allows him to offer patients treatments that are not readily available. Dr. Guduri has a wife and two daughters. Apart from his private practice and research, he has a passion for education and volunteers as a math teacher for Kindergarten and 2nd graders.

Roy St. John, M.D. F.C.C.P.

Roy St. John, M.D. F.C.C.P. attended medical school and completed his residency at the Ohio State University. Dr. St. John specializes and is board-certified in pulmonology and critical care medicine and has over 25 years of experience in the field. He was awarded the “Lifeline of Ohio Physician of the Year” in 2012 and has a rich research background including clinical research in sepsis and pneumonia and was the first provider of bronchial thermoplasty for patients with severe asthma in Central Ohio. Dr. Roy St. John resides in Columbus and enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 children, reading, playing golf, and is an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Dr. Jess DeMaria

Dr. Jess DeMaria Dr. Jess DeMaria specializes in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery and was recently ranked as one of the top ten dermatologists in central Ohio. Dr. DeMaria earned his undergraduate degree, Summa Cum Laude, from The University of Toledo in 1981. In 1985, Dr. DeMaria earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He was initially Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991 and continues to maintain his board certification. He is currently a principal partner at Central Ohio Skin and Cancer.

Dr. DeMaria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Medical Association, the Ohio Dermatological Society, and The Thompson Society for Scholarship Endowment at The Ohio State University. He's also a past officer of the Central Ohio Dermatological Society and served as a member of the Ohio Dermatologic Association Board of Trustees. An avid sports enthusiast, Dr. DeMaria is the dermatology consultant for The Ohio State University Athletic Department, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Ohio High School Athletic Association's state wrestling tournament.

Dr. Randy Bressler

Randy Bressler, DO Gynecologist, is currently in private practice in Columbus, Ohio. He received his B.S. from Otterbein University, attending graduate school at The Ohio State University studying Anatomy and Physiology. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathy, rotating internship at Doctor's Hospital, and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist.

Dr Bressler recently became a Principal investigator at Women's Health Research a division of Aventiv Research Inc. (formally Columbus Center for Women's Health Research). He had been a Sub-Investigator at the Columbus Center for Women's Health since 2001.

Dr. Sarah Artman

Dr. Artman is Board-Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has provided specialized care for women of all ages in her private practice for more than 20 years. She has repeatedly been judged by her peers to be among the Best Doctors in America®, and has been recognized by Columbus Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Artman graduated from Cornell University and from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She performed a 4-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University Medical Center. During college, medical school, and residency, Dr. Artman participated in scientific research and as a resident she received several awards for research activities. She joined Aventiv Research to use her clinical background and her understanding of research and statistical analysis to further advance scientific understanding of Women’s Health.

Dr. Mandeep M. Sahani

Dr. Sahani graduated alongside Dr. Arora from Kasturba Medical College in India. From there, he completed his fellowship at Loyola University. He currently works in Mesa, Arizona as well as several other locations around the area. Specializing in Nephrology, Dr. Sahani is affiliated with multiple medical centers as well as spending time treating patients on local Indian Reservations. He has one daughter with his wife, who is also a practicing physician.

Dr. Andrea Latorre

Andrea Latorre Dr. Andrea LaTorre is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She belongs to a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Ohio State Dermatology Association. She is also a distinguished member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Born and raised in Indiana, Dr. LaTorre attending the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine before finishing her dermatology training at The Ohio State University. She has authored and presented over 17 scientific articles, posters, and lectures. When Dr. LaTorre isn't practicing dermatology she enjoys spending time with her family and running.

Dr. Jennifer Nash

Jennifer Nash Dr. Jennifer Nash specializes in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She obtained her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude. She completed her internship year at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Nash has been a board-certified dermatologist since 2001.

Grazia Cannon, MSN CNP

Grazia was born and raised in Youngstown, OH. but moved to Columbus after graduating high school to become a Buckeye. After spending some time at OSU, she transferred to Mount Carmel where she received her BSN. Grazia worked at the OSU Wexner Medical Center as an ICU nurse for 3.5 years before going back to Otterbein to receive her MSN. For the last two years, Grazia has been working as a Nurse Practitioner at The Little Clinic.

Grazia married her husband, Chris, in May, 2015 and has three little pups that they love to spoil. When she is not working, Grazia loves playing soccer, watching the English Premier League, renovating her 100 year old home, and traveling all over the world.

Sandra Gaiser, DNP, FNP

Sandra Gaiser Sandra earned a BSN from Arizona State University and worked as an RN in oncology for several years, and later worked in an Emergency Department for 10 years. She was accepted into Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Nursing program, where she earned a degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As an AANP board certified nurse practitioner she specialized in Nephrology and Emergency Medicine. In 2017, she earned a Doctorate in Nursing, focusing her research study on "Improving Follow-up Care for Post Hospitalized Patients Diagnosed with Acute Kidney Injury". Sandra continues her work in nephrology, and has also pursued her interest in research by joining the Aventiv Research team, to help the advancement of medicine by studying effects of medical therapies, to improve patient care and outcomes. She is passionate about education, and as adjunct faculty at GCU, teaches advanced pathophysiology to graduate nursing students.

Meg Rood

Operations Manager

Meg Rood Meg was born and raised in Akron, OH and moved to Columbus after high school to attend The Ohio State University. After graduating from college with a focus in Molecular Genetics and Anthropology, Meg pursued a position with Aventiv Research. During her six years of employment with the company she has progressed from a research assistant, to coordinating clinical trials, and to finally serving as the Operations Manager. As the Operations Manager, she oversees the company’s three sites in Ohio and one in Arizona. Her duties include regulatory management, study and site start up, conflict management, SOP development and implementation, and conduction of qualification visits.

Rachel Flora

Business Development Lead

Rachel Flora Rachel Flora is our Business Development Lead and has been with Aventiv Research for a total of 4 years. She has 5 years of experience in the clinical research field and has worked on the Site, CRO/Sponsor and Vendor side. She started at Aventiv in the fall of 2014 as a Research Assistant, transitioned to a Study Coordinator, and then into the Executive Assistant role to Dr. Arora. In the winter of 2017 she moved to New Jersey with her fiancé to be closer his to family and also to explore a career with PRA Health Sciences and Bayer HealthCare as an In-House Clinical Research Associate. While that was fun while it lasted, both her and her fiancé missed Columbus and decided to move back in the Spring of 2018. With the experience she gained in New Jersey, a role in Business Development seemed like a great fit! Rachel enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with her fiancé and their two cats, Marshmallow and Gouda, and making jewelry.

Clinical Research Assistants:

Our Clinical Research Assistants help our Coordinators with the activities of each study. Their duties may include, Blood Draws, ECG, Sample Processing, and Data Entry. All Research Assistants are IATA certified as well as GCP trained.

Recruitment Coordinators:

Our dedicated team of recruitment coordinators work hard at pre-screening and screening patients, making sure that they are the right fit for our enrolling studies.

Clinical Research Coordinators

Our Clinical Research Coordinators are responsible for the organization, coordination, and overall integrity of the trials that we participate in. Their responsibilities include Obtaining participant informed consent, Scheduling tests and procedures, Collection of clinical research data, and Ensuring accuracy of documentation.