Executive Team

Louise Thurman, M.D., M.P.H. – Founder and CEO

Board certified in psychiatry in 1994, Louise has been a Certified Principal Investigator since 2000 and a PI on more than 500 clinical trials in more than 20 different disease states and indications. Louise has been an invited member of panels and advisory boards for pharmaceutical industry, patient service groups, and business organizations.

Sherri Thurman, C.P.A.- Director of Finance and Clinical Operations

With over 30 years experience in public accounting as well as 21 years experience in private practice, Sherri began her relationship with IPS as a financial advisor in 2005.

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Hossein has successfully negotiated clinical trials and budgets for over 50 clinical trials since taking over this role in April, 2014. Having successfully established new pipelines and sponsor contacts for clinical trials, Hossien has also added community liaison staff to increase community awareness of research at facilities with physicians, their staff, and the community at large.

Physician Staff/Sub-Investigator

Leland Dennis, M.D. – Sub Investigator

Dr. Dennis completed his psychiatric residency at Duke University in 1993. Since that time, he has provided clinical care as well as conducted clinical research. He was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at OUHSC and has focused on adult and geriatric patients in clinical care. After four years of mixed clinical care/clinical research now focuses exclusively on clinical research.

Study Coordinators

Study coordinators are an integral part of our research team. They are highly qualified and experienced in collecting and entering data in electronic systems and ensuring compliance by detailed review and in depth knowledge of study protocols and procedures.

Matt Korstjens, M.A., L.P.C.
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Savannah Brand, M.A.
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Kelley Frost, B.S.
Jennifer Vicinus, B.S.
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Courtney Goss

Support Staff

Quality Assurance/Regulatory Supervisor

Michael Webb

Regulatory Coordinator

Christie Harris

Intake Coordinator

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Kevin Short, B.S

Intake Coordinator

Olivia Slusher, L.P.N.

Reception

Melanie Davis