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Susan Heritage is a Sr. Clinical Trial Assistant at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. 

Susan has over 20 years of registered nursing experience, 5 of those working from the site as a clinical research coordinator. Prior to joining the Proxima team, Susan was lead clinical research coordinator at The Pierone Research Institute; A Whole Family Health Center Initiative which specializes in infectious diseases.  

While at The Pierone Research Institute, Susan successfully conducted phase II – IV clinical trials, including recent phase I trial onboarding, with emphasis on HIV and COVID-19.  The trials ranged from observational to treatment to long term follow-up.  In addition to hands-on study management and visits, Susan also maintained the on-site regulatory documents assuring all study documents were accounted for and filed appropriately.  Susan’s other clinical trial experience is in neurology with a wide range of additional hands-on nursing experience in in-patient rehabilitation, medical/surgical, orthopedics, geriatrics, allergy and asthma.

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas
Sr. Clinical Trial Assistant

The Pierone Research Institute, Vero Beach, Florida
Clinical Research Coordinator

Geodyssey Research, LLC, Vero Beach, Florida
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Fayetteville, NC
Registered Nurse

ARMOUR Residential Management LLC, Vero Beach, Florida
Administrative Assistant

Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville, NC
Registered Nurse

William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX
Registered Nurse

Florida Baptist Retirement Center, Vero Beach, FL
Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Bimini Capital Management, Inc., Vero Beach, FL
Administrative Assistant

Creative Floors Carpet One, Vero Beach, FL
Bookkeeper/Office Manager

HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital, Vero Beach, FL
Registered Nurse/Staff Nurse/Relief Charge Nurse

Contributions to Science:

Mrs. Heritage has played an important role in the development of the following medical products:

  1. Drug for Multiple Sclerosis
  2. Drug for Parkinson’s Disease
  3. Drug for COVID-19

Additional Information:
OriginallY From:
New Berlin, WI
Fun Fact:
Susan loves to cook and bake, especially a new recipe that wows the crowd. 😉
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