Director of Clinical Research
Michele Cameron relocated to Clearwater from upstate New York to work as a critical care registered nurse at Morton Plant Hospital shortly after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the State University of New York @ Brockport. When she wasn’t working, she attended the University of South Florida and completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. A friend coaxed her into leaving bedside nursing and she began her career in Clinical Research as a Project Coordinator at Critikon, a Johnson & Johnson Company, and later GE Medical, where she worked closely with engineers to develop automatic blood pressure technologies. After realizing clinical research was her passion, but that she also missed the patient interaction she had experienced as a nurse, in 2005 she joined Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants (CCC), a large, independent cardiology practice with a clinical research department. Over the last 15 years, with the support of practice physicians and administration, Michele has created a Center of Excellence for cardiac clinical research. The site has 23 physician/investigators, 5 locations and 13 full time research staff. The CCC Research Department collaborates with cardiology device and drug companies to conduct 30-35 studies per year and has received numerous awards and recognition for their work. CCC Research attended the first Site Solutions Summit and Michele has not missed the conference since. She supports the ideals and vision of its founder, Christine Pierre and currently serves as the Chair of the SCRS Membership Committee in hopes others can benefit as a member of this organization as she has. Michele and her Team always want to extend their gratitude and reason for their success to the very special patients who volunteer to participate in clinical studies to bring the public new cardiovascular therapies.