Education and Training
Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) CertificationGood Clinical Practice (GCP) CertificationHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) CertificationPatient-Oriented Research (POR) CertificationWound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Certified
BS in Mathematics - Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Clinical Research Program Manager
Departments and Services
Townsend RR, Sheridan A, Strelsin J, Duckworth MJ, Chirinos JA, Teal V, Khan A, Kusek J, et al. Pulse Wave Velocity and Incident Heart Failure in Chronic Kidney Disease. Artery. October 2011.
Yaffe K, Tamura K, Ackerson L, Duckworth M. Cystatin C and Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease: the CRIC Cognition Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Townsend RR, Chirinos JA, Parsa A, Duckworth MJ, et al. Central Pressures and Heart Failure Events in Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study: the CRIC Study. Hypertension. July 2010l56:518-524.
Townsend RR, Chirinos JA, Parsa A, Duckworth MJ, et al. Comparison of Standard Blood Pressure, Pulse Wave Velocity and Central Hemodynamics. In CKD Progression. A CRIC Ancillary Study. Hypertension. Nov 2010.
Townsend RR, Chirinos JA, Parsa A, Duckworth MJ, et al. Central Pulse Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease. A Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Ancillary Study. Hypertension. Sep 2010;56:518-524.
Editorial and Academic Positions
Academic and Institutional Committees
Institutional Review Board member, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Society for Clinical Research Coordination and Management (SCRCM)
- Executive committee member
Patient Experience Ratings
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