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Patricia Kasper, MS
Owner, P. Kasper & Associates

Patty Kasper is a recognized expert in clinical research training and operations with more than 20 years of industry experience. Since founding P.Kasper & Associates in 1995, Patty has provided well-designed training programs to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. More than 1300 professionals have benefitted from her hallmark hands-on interactive learning modules that bring an exciting real-world element to her classes.

Passionate about sharing her experience and knowledge, Patty also provides mentoring services to those in the clinical research field. Through her classes, webinars and one-to-one mentoring program, she has launched and furthered the careers of many highly successful industry professionals.
Patty Kasper
Patty Kasper

Patty has direct experience with Phase 1 through 4 clinical research trials in numerous indications and has directed studies in the US, Canada and Europe. Over the years, she has successfully guided numerous biopharmaceutical companies through the rigors of drug development.

Patty earned her Masters of Science degree in Bacteriology and Public Health from Washington State University. She has been on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension as part of their prestigious Clinical Trials Design and Management Certificate Program. Her company, P.Kasper & Associates, serves clients throughout the Bay Area and the nation.

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"Because I have a passion for learning and training, my personal philosophy is Learn to Grow®. That's also the philosophy that I have brought to P.Kasper & Associates because that quest for knowledge is what moves us forward in our lives, as well as our careers, and creates recognition of the necessity to continually expand our horizons."
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Susan A. Cruikshank, MPA, BS
Clinical Research Consultant

Susan A. Cruikshank, MPA, BS Susan Cruikshank has more than 24 years of experience managing Phase I through 4 clinical studies globally. She has been involved in protocol development, case report design, recruiting and identifying potential investigators/CROs and the resulting contract negotiation.

Susan brings a wide breadth of experience to the P. Kasper & Associates team. Her consistent dedication to her work and belief in building relationships ensures the high quality results that our clients demand.

Susan received her MPA and BS from Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, California) in Health Services and Human Services, and a Business Management Diploma from Chamberlain (Boston, Massachusetts)

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Deborah Farson, BA
Senior Consultant

Deborah Farson, BA Deborah Farson is skilled at writing, editing, formatting, and compiling technical documents critical to the success of biotechnology companies. Deborah’s recent projects have included writing clinical Standard Operating Procedures, manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, reports summarizing research for the FDA, and editing and compiling documents for Due Diligence visits.

As a scientist in the biotechnology industry for more than 20 years, she acquired a strong background in cell-based research and drug development. As Senior Director in Research & Development at Cell Genesys, Deborah established documentation programs for monitoring and archiving research notebooks and scientific reports critical to the support of business development, patents, and clinical trials.

Clients often request Deborah for their clinical research writing because of her strong scientific background and her attention to detail and deadlines. Her high level of responsiveness to client needs ensures smoothly executed project.

Deborah recently completed the American Medical Writer Association Certification Program in Regulatory and Research.

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