Applied Clinical Research (M.S.)

  • "Wherever you are in your career journey, the SCSU Applied Clinical Research program will provide you a unique bedrock of knowledge that will set you apart!"

    Will Collis-Prather
    Director, ACR Program

    Prather
  • "The rigor and relevance of COSE’s programs and our holistic approach to developing student preparedness for successful careers distinguish our student experience and unleashes their potential"

    Dean Ali
    College of Science and Engineering

    Ali
  • "Our professors are leaders in the industry, and our classmates all come from different backgrounds, giving us a wide variety of viewpoints throughout our classes. I learned the importance of communication and how to find success."

    Brenda Robles Espinosa
    Student

    Branda Robles Beck
  • "This program was the best opportunity to learn the most, from the best. I met some of the smartest clinical minds who weren’t afraid to challenge me and push me to try harder, and I will continue to keep them in my contact list as resources for the future."

    Garrett Grenier
    Student

    Garrett Grenier

Faculty

The Applied Clinical Research program is taught by industry experts in clinical research, biostatistics, regulatory affairs, clinical quality, reimbursement and health policy as well as by select university professors from St. Cloud State University.

These industry leaders and education professionals have worked closely together to develop a powerful curriculum that prepares students to lead and manage clinical research trials in the medtech industry. These instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in clinical research that is an integral part of the ACR curriculum.

Will Collis-Prather

Will Collis-Prather

ACR Program Director
M.S., Biology, Florida State University
B,S., Biology, St. Cloud State University

(763) 496-6089 | St. Cloud State at Plymouth
wccollisprather@stcloudstate.edu

Bio

Mindy Ditch

Founder & Principal Consultant Bloom Clinical Research
BS — Psychology, Northeastern University
MS — Clinical Research Administration, George Washington University

Mary Fautsch

Principal
BSN, MBA

MedTech Advantage, LLC
Mary Beth Henderson

Mary Beth Henderson

Retired
Ph.D., Northwestern University; MBA, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Bio
Jodi Kosel

Jodi Kosel

Adjunct Faculty
Principal Medical Research Manager, NAMSA
MBA, Bethel University
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Bio
Cathy Krier

Cathy Krier

RAS Program Director
MBA, Capella University
B.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering

763-496-6085 | St. Cloud State at Plymouth
ckrier@stcloudstate.edu
Bio
Kristin Lambrecht

Kristin Lambrecht

Adjunct Faculty
Program Director, Valve Science Center at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
PA-C

Bio
Peggy Malikowski

Peggy Malikowski

Adjunct Faculty
VP Marketing, HLT, Inc
M.S.

Rick Matson

Rick Matson

Retired
B.A. Psychology, University of Minnesota

Scott McKane

Scott McKane

Adjunct Faculty
Senior Principal Statistician and Data management
B.A., St Olaf College; M.S., Iowa State University

Bio
Jennifer Mischke

Jennifer Mischke

Adjunct Faculty
Global VP of Consulting Services
MPH, University of Minnesota, NAMSA

Sue Norenberg

Sue Norenberg

Adjunct Faculty
Senior Manager, Clinical Quality, Medtronic
MBA, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
B.A., University of Minnesota

Bio

Susan Petersen-Stejskal

Susan Petersen-Stejskal

Adjunct Faculty
Vice President, Clinical Research, BioControl Medical
B.S., 1983, University of Wisconsin

Bio

Mary Kay Sobcinski

Mary Kay Sobcinski

Adjunct Faculty
Senior Principal Advisor, Clinical Sciences, RCRI
MHA, University of Minnesota
BSN Loyola University

Bio

Anne Swearingen

Anne Swearingen

Adjunct Faculty

Maureen Tubbiola

Maureen Tubbiola

Professor of Biology
Biology Department Chair
M.S. 1989, Ph.D. 1992, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
B.A. 1983, Humboldt State University

(320) 308-3035 | 275 Wick Science Building
mltubbiola@stcloudstate.edu

Bio

Susan Wiskow

Susan Wiskow