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Clinical Research Manager

West Fargo, North Dakota, United States
June 12, 2018

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Leah Hustad

**** *** ** *, **** Fargo, ND *****



Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with experience in research from bench to bedside, combining a background in molecular biology with real-world management experience


North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1994-1998

B.S. in Microbiology

Minor in Chemistry, molecular biology focus

Graduate courses in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, etc.


ACRP Clinical Research Coordinator Certification

Good Clinical Practices for the Clinical Research Professional

Certificate of training in the NIH Web-based training course “Protection of Human Research Participants”


Certified Clinical Research Coordinator 2016-current

Lillestol Research

Fargo, ND

Collaborates with investigators and coordinators in the recruitment and eligibility screening of clinical research trial participants.

Assists with the adverse event grading, dose modification and special testing as required by the protocol.

Provides on-going education related to clinical research trials to patients/family members, other professionals and the community.

Participates in requests for information related to trial-specific disease entities from patients/family members, other professionals and the community.

Conducts research activity within the guidelines of the FDA and by following Good Clinical Practice guidelines as developed by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Clinical Research Coordinator 2008-2010

Roger Maris Cancer Center

MeritCare Health Systems

Fargo, ND

Reviewed patient data to determine eligibility for trial enrollment.

Ensured adherence to study protocol including completion of protocol specific procedures and documents.

Maintained screening, enrollment, adverse event, deviation, tumor measurement, concomitant medication and other logs per protocol.

Recorded and reported Serious Adverse Events.

Health Systems Coordinator 2004-2006

American Cancer Society

Midwest Division, North Region

Moorhead, MN

Responsible for building relationships with healthcare systems to represent American Cancer Society strategic interests in mission delivery, mission support, and volunteer recruitment over a 7 county territory in Minnesota.

Acted as a local advocate for smoke-free initiatives in Fargo-Moorhead, resulting in the successful creation of anti-smoking laws.

Laboratory Manager 2001-2002

Orthopedic Oncology Laboratory

Department of Orthopedic Research

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Performed research on Ewing’s sarcoma, osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma.

Supervised a staff of 7 technicians and research fellows.

Coordinated with surgeons to obtain biopsy and tumor specimens intra-operatively.

Designed, supervised and analyzed data for all experiments performed in the lab.

Responsible for overseeing the business side of the laboratory, including the budget, ordering and inventory control, interviewing, hiring, training, etc.

Edited journal submissions and grants.

Integrated new research methodologies to keep up with cutting-edge technologies.

Other Interests

Co-owner of Hustad Wealth Management

Previous stay-at-home mom to 4 kids

Volunteer coach for middle school basketball team

PTA President at Freedom Elementary

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