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New R&D Clinical Research Managers


Research and Development is pleased to announce that after an extensive and competitive search, two Clinical Research Manager positions have been filled. 

Jessica Nichols, CCRP, was selected for the R&D Clinical Research Manager position, replacing Rochelle Brown's position. In this role, Jessica will oversee the clinical research coordinators assigned to Mental Health, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Medicine (excluding cardiology), along with supporting the broad portfolio of studies within those clinical divisions. Jessica has been a senior clinical research coordinator for Carilion’s gynecologic oncology division since January of 2022 and, in that time, has excelled in her work and served as a preceptor and mentor for several of her colleagues. In addition, Jessica is slated to complete her master’s degree in Health Sciences from Radford University Carilion in December of this year.

Prior to her time at Carilion, Jessica accumulated over a decade of experience in oncology clinical trials at Blue Ridge Cancer Care. She has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, which will translate seamlessly into team leadership. We are certain that she will continue to accomplish great things in her new role.

Shelby Hamm, PhD, was selected as the Clinical Research Manager for the newly formed Cardiovascular Institute Research Support Unit. In this role, Shelby will oversee CVI research staff and support the large portfolio of CVI studies. She will also facilitate the recruitment and onboarding of additional CVI research support personnel approved under the CVI research support unit plan.

Shelby is coming into this role with extensive experience managing complex pre-clinical and clinical research studies, in addition to lab management skills. Shelby joined Carilion Clinic R&D last year and quickly distinguished herself as a high-performing team member, ready to take on new challenges. Under Shelby’s leadership, we are confident that CVI research will flourish and continue to be recognized at the national level.

Please join us in congratulating Jessica and Shelby!

Image: Shelby Hamm, PhD (left), Jessica Nichols, BS (Right)