Under the supervision of Dr. Kaplan, the Clinical Research department at Queens Medical Associates is coordinated by Karen Eisenberg, RN, MPS, Director of Clinical Research. Ms. Eisenberg is an accomplished nurse who has over 25 years of combined research experience in Hematology/Oncology, trauma and surgical intensive care studies. She has coordinated clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health. Ms. Eisenberg has co-authored over 30 research publications. She earned her diploma in Nursing in 1973 at Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1976 and a Masters Degree in Professional Studies in 1977 at Long Island University. She is certified by the National Institute of Health in the protection of human subjects in research and served as a member of two oversight committees for the SELECT Study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
Rhea Howell, our Clinical Research Coordinator has seven years of experience in Oncology research. She comes to us from Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she was the Lead Study Coordinator for a Susan G. Komen funded breast cancer pilot study. She fostered connections between research teams, social workers, hospitals and community-based patient resources. Ms. Howell has collaborated with the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) and Psychosocial Behavioral and Palliative Care Working Group to develop clinical trials educational materials. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Miami in 2006, and is currently enrolled in New York Medical College Masters program for Public Health, focusing in Health Policy and Management.