Bennett College: Biology, Pre-Med, B.S.

University of Phoenix: Business, M.B.A.


Nicole Southern currently serves as a Sr Clinical Project Manager at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. 

Prior to joining the Proxima team, Nicole was a Project Manager at the CRO KCR, a Project Manager at the CRO Advanced Clinical, a Clinical Operations Lead / Clinical Trial Lead (CTL) at the CRO Syneos Health, and Clinical Team Leader at the CRO Chiltern International.  While at KCR, Nicole successfully led global teams in phase II Ovarian Cancer, phase II advanced solid tumor, and pre-gene history for PD/MSA trials. During her time at Advanced Clinical she successfully led global teams in augmentations (chin, lip, and mid-face) and cartilage repair. She has also held roles managing multiple oncology, cardiology, inflammation, rare disease, hematology, dermatology, nephrology, obesity, and asthma trials. 

Nicole has served in additional clinical research roles in which she contributed to multiple regulatory submissions and projects across a wide range of indications. Nicole has also served as a Dangerous Goods Classification Specialist that required her to develop proficiency in 49CFR regulations and related transport requirements and a Research Specialist developing protocols and publications in academic research while supervising various laboratories in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Nicole has served as a notary public in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in her spare time, she serves as a mentor and public speaker for young people in her local community.

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas
Sr Clinical Project Manager

Clinical Project Manager

Advanced Clinical, Deerfield, Illinois
Clinical Project Manager

Syneos Health, Raleigh, North Carolina
Clinical Operations Lead / Clinical Trial Lead

Nspyred2be4quality, LLC., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chief Executive Officer

Chiltern International, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Team Leader -2

Pra Health Sciences, Ft Washington, Pennsylvania
Sr Site Manager

Premier Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sr Clinical Research Associate

Quintiles, Parsippany, New Jersey
Sr Site Manager

Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Clinical Research Associate

Thermofisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dangerous Goods Classification Specialist

Quintiles, Parsippany, New Jersey
Sr Site Manager

Contributions to Science:

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

  1. Drug for Prostate Cancer
  2. Drug for Bone Fractures
  3. Drug for Bone Metastasis
  4. Drug for Breast Cancer
  5. Drug for Ovarian Cancer
  6. Drug for Lung Cancer
  7. Drug for Pancreatic Cancer
  8. Drug for Esophageal Cancer
  9. Drug for Lymphoma
  10. Drug for Severe Asthma
  11. Drug for Psoriasis
  12. Drug for Psoriatic Arthritis
  13. Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  14. Drug for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  15. Drug for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  16. Drug for Leukemia
  17. Drug for Multiple Myeloma
  18. Drug for Chronic Kidney Disease
  19. Drug for Chrohn’s Disease
  20. Drug for Congestive Heart Failure
  21. Medical Device for Lip Augmentation
  22. Medical Device for Chin Augmentation
  23. Medical Device for Mid-Face Augmentation
  24. Medical Device for Cartilage Repair
  25. Surgical Procedure for Sentinel Node Detection in Breast Cancer
Additional Information:

National Society of Leadership & Success, University of Phoenix

Abstract - Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Aquaporins, Brussels, Belgium 2005

Poster - Isolation of Xenopus laevis oocyte plasma membrane and characterization of its permeability properties, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2003

Publication – Isolation and characterization of the Xenopus oocyte plasma membrane, American Journal Physiology Renal Physiology 2005

OriginallY From:
Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact:
I made it to the semi-finals in a karaoke competition singing “My All” by Mariah Carey
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