Michigan State University: Psychology, B.A.


Michelle Wawrzyniak currently serves as a Associate Data Manager at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. 

She began her career in social services, working closely with non-profits to provide support to the indigent populations of Detroit, Michigan. She spent several years in real estate, as a commercial real estate broker and as a property manager, in North Carolina. While pursuing a career in clinical research, Michelle gained a range of experience and has a robust perspective on how studies are managed from start to finish. She has experience in managing day-to-day activities, training staff, database & eTMF management, and administering sponsor and FDA audits.

Over the last few years, Michelle has focused on clinical monitoring, starting as a Clinical Trial Associate. As a Clinical Research Associate at Proxima, she supports the clinical monitoring team across several studies. Michelle continues to support the clinical team with training, process development, and metrics for management.

Ms. Wawrzyniak received a B.A. in Psychology, with honors, from Michigan State University. She has been involved in several clinical trials for pharmaceutical and medical device companies pursuing marketing indications and been involved in regulatory submissions for pharmaceutical companies.

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas

Associate Data Manager

Clinical Research Associate

MedSource, Houston, Texas
Clinical Trial Associate

MedSource, Houston, Texas
QA Training Specialist

MedSource, Houston, Texas
Sr. Office Administrator

Hedgehog Holdings, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina
Commercial Property Manager

Hunter Lane, LLC, Raleigh, North Carolina
Commercial Real Estate Broker

Travelers Aid Society of Metro Detroit, Detroit, MI
Client Liaison and Grant Support

Contributions to Science:

Ms. Wawrzyniak has played an important role in the development of the following medical products:

  1. Oncology – Metastatic Melanoma, Carcinoma, Sarcoma and Ewing Sarcoma
  2. Liver Transplant – Medical Device
  3. Neurology – Epilepsy/ Stroke
  4. Infectious Disease
  5. COVID-19 Diagnostics – Medical Device
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Michelle is a paddle sport enthusiast and will use any excuse to go rafting, canoeing, kayaking and SUP! You can usually find her on the rivers and coast during summer weekends.
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