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PresidentJean Ganley Blackburn - BSN, MBA As President of Rapid Medical Research, Inc. (RMR) and Advanced Clinical Research, Inc. (ACR),
Jean has been active in clinical research for over 17 years. Since starting RMR in Cleveland in 1997,
Jean has grown the site into a leading national independent clinical research center with expertise in
women's health and internal medicine. Since its inception, RMR has conducted Phase II-IV clinical trials
in over 50 therapeutic areas for the pharmaceutical industry. More recently, Jean oversaw the acquisition,
integration and strategic development of two similarly situated clinical research centers (ACR) in
Salt Lake City, UT and Boise, ID. As President of both organizations, she manages over 60 employees
conducting 70 or more multi-therapeutic clinical studies at any given time. Jean received her undergraduate
degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from Ursuline College and a MBA from John Carroll University.
She held the positions of Clinical Research Coordinator and Clinical Research Administrator in the
Department of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of
Cleveland Department of OB/GYN between 1991 and 1997 before becoming co-founder and Managing
Director of RMR.
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Dr. Wine is a highly-trained and qualified board certified physician specializing in Hematology and Internal
Medicine. Dr. Wine received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in
1970. He then completed his internship and residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
followed by a fellowship in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at University Hospital of Cleveland-
Case Western Reserve. Dr. Wine spent several years as an Assistant Professor in Medicine for
Case Western Reserve University and served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical
Oncology at South Pointe Hospital before going into Private Practice in 1998. In 2007, Dr. Wine
transitioned into the role of Associate Medical Director for Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH.
- served as an Investigator during his tenure in Private Practice
- has participated as an Investigator for over 200 trials
- experience in various therapeutic areas including but not limited to hypertension, diabetes, obesity, pain, gout, women's health, men's health, and vaccines
- current Medical Director and full time Principal Investigator for Rapid Medical Research, Inc.
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Dr. Wulf H. Utian
Dr. Utian's considered to be one of the most significant authorities on menopause and womenís health
issues. Dr. Utian is the Executive Director and Honorary Founding President of The North American
Menopause Society (NAMS); the Arthur H. Bill Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Biology, Case Western
Reserve School of Medicine; Consultant in Gynecology and Womenís Health, Cleveland Clinic; Visiting
Professor, University of Cape Town (2007-2012); and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Rapid Medical
Research, where he is an active research investigator. Previously, he was Director of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, and then at University Hospitals of Cleveland and
Chairman of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University. He has studied the metabolic
and psychosocial aspects of hormones and menopause for nearly 40 years. During his career, Dr. Utian
has written over 200 papers related to womenís health, and has authored five books on menopause.
He is the Editor of Menopause, NAMS official scientific journal, and Menopause Management, a NAMS-
endorsed publication. Dr. Utian has served on the NAMS Board of Trustees since he founded the Society
in 1989. He is also one of the three original Founders in 1976 of the International Menopause Society,
of which he is Honorary Past President, and serves on a number of national and international committees.
Dr. Utian received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa,
and his PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2007 he earned the DSc(Med) degree from the University of Cape Town, itís highest degree and awarded only 11 times in over 100 years. He is Board
Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, and is a Fellow of the Royal College
of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International
College of Surgeons. Dr. Utian is a credentialed NAMS Menopause Practitioner, and is certified in Clinical
Densitometry. He is the recipient of multiple research grants.
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Lisa has over 14 years of experience in Clinical Research. She joined RMR as a nursing student and
became a coordinator upon graduation from Ursuline College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Lisa has extensive experience in Phase II-IV internal medicine and womenís health trials. Lisa was promoted
to Site Director in 2007 and has been fundamental in the growth of RMR. As Site Director, Lisa manages a
staff of over 20 dedicated research employees. Lisa is a member of ACRP and DIA and has been an ACRP
certified clinical research coordinator since 2004.
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Cathy has worked in field of clinical research for over 20 years. She coordinated a national Breast Cancer
Prevention project for the BCPT in the early 1990s and joined RMR as its first employee/coordinator in 1997.
She has been a strong member of the growing company since that time and with her extensive research
experience and clinical background assumed the position of Director of Operations in 2007. Previously Cathy
worked in a variety of clinical healthcare settings as an LPN. Cathy is a member of ACRP and has been an
ACRP certified clinical research coordinator since 2003.
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Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Justin has been managing clinical research sites since 2006.
Justin received his bachelor's degree in finance from Xavier University and an MBA from
John Carroll University.
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