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Melanie Johnson

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Prior to joining ECIR, Melanie served as the Director of Sales Operations at a marketing company where she was responsible for conceptualizing and integrating sales processes, curating data into meaningful reports and dashboards giving key stakeholders the business intelligence needed to make strategic decisions, and owning relationships with external engineers, acting as technology project manager to ensure the company’s systems …

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Rushab Choksi, PharmD

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Dr. Rushab Choksi currently serves as the President of East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR). Dr. Choksi founded ECIR over 10 years ago with the vision of completing Phase II-IV clinical trials in the private practice physician office network. Prior to ECIR, Dr. Choksi worked at multiple pharmaceutical companies and where he developed a strong background in medical affairs, supporting …

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Rebecca Goldfaden, PharmD, CCRP

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Dr. Rebecca Goldfaden has been with East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR) for over five years and currently holds the position of Vice President of Clinical Operations. Dr. Goldfaden graduated from the University of Florida, where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She then completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, …

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Nikki Lorch

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Nikki started with ECIR in May of 2018 and brings over 15 years of human resources experience as well as general accounting experience. As the HR and Finance Manager, she works with everything from employee benefits, compensation and payroll, recruiting, employee relations, accounts payable and receivable, and even some office design. She has had past experience wearing multiple hats from …

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Emily Knisely, MA-C, CCRP

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Emily Knisely has been employed with ECIR since 2012, where she has held the positions of; Clinical Research Coordinator, Quality Assurance Lead, Regulatory Specialist, and currently; Compliance Manager. Her strengths lie in the interpretation of the meanings and purposes of Federal Regulations regarding Clinical Research, and in keeping with the high standards that ECIR demands. Emily serves as a liaison …

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Benjamin Epstein, PharmD

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Dr Epstein was trained at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida, where he obtained his Doctorate in Pharmacy and completed a residency and post-doctoral fellowship. Subsequently, he was invited to join the faculty at UF, where he accepted a joint appointment in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. While at UF, Dr Epstein developed and directed a successful …