The Student Advisory Board (SAB) for Clinical Research, was established with the primary objective of instituting and maintaining open lines of communication between the Clinical Research master’s degree students and the university administration in Buies Creek. Today, the board consists of ten student members, many of whom hold full-time positions with pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) in RTP. In addition, students from the PharmD and BS in Clinical Research programs are represented. The SAB serves as the liaison for the clinical research students and meets with members of the administration to discuss issues facing the students. Through these discussions, the SAB works with the faculty and administration to provide programs for all clinical research students. Read more about our 2014 Student Advisory Board Officers below.
President: Sarai Ibrahim, P3 - Dual Degree Student
Sarai was born in Lithonia, Georgia, but spent most of her childhood in Greenville, North Carolina. Prior to joining the Campbell University family, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience in many areas of pharmacy, including: retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and Medicare Part D. She is involved in several student organizations at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, including: the Student Society of Health System Pharmacy and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her interests in infectious diseases and public health.
Event Coordinator: Meredith McSwain, P1 - Dual Degree Student
Meredith was born in York, South Carolina, but she claims Charlotte as her hometown. Before coming to Campbell, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Clemson University, and she has a background in chemical research. She selected Campbell University because of the dual degree opportunities (Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Clinical Research) and the personalized attention she received from the faculty during the admissions interview process. After graduation, she intends to pursue a pharmacy residency.
Website Coordinator: Edward Hicks, P1 - Dual Degree Student
Edward is from Mebane, North Carolina, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bob Jones University. He selected Campbell University after experiencing the campus atmosphere during several visits during the selection process. He began work on his Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Clinical Research dual degree program in May 2013.
Member-at-Large: Patrick Hardesty, P2 - Dual Degree Student
Patrick is originally from Pennsylvania but moved to North Carolina to attend UNC Wilmington. He began work on his MS in Clinical Research in August 2012 and started his pharmacy curriculum in 2013. He is currently enjoying gaining experience through his pharmacy rotations as well as working as a pharmacy technician at the Campbell University Health Center Pharmacy. He also tutors in both the Clinical Research and Pharmacy programs. He plans to work in drug development upon graduation.
Student Body Liaison: Mary White, MSCR Student
Mary is from Wilmington, North Carolina, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from UNC Wilmington. She chose Campbell University because of its prestigious and highly recommended MS in Clinical Research program. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in osteopathic medicine from Campbell.
Treasurer: Sean Schofield, P1 - Dual Degree Student
Sean came to Campbell University from Tennessee. He is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Clinical Research dual degree. He is currently completing an internship in regulatory affairs.
Joint Student Liaison: Daniel McClure, P3 - Dual Degree Student
Daniel came to Campbell University after spending a few years in the pharmaceutical industry. During his time in the workforce, he had the opportunity to gain invaluable experience not only in drug development, but in the business realm of a startup company. However, he desired the degree of professional knowledge and direct patient care offered by the practice of pharmacy. He began is dual degree in Pharmacy and Clinical Research in 2012. Pursuing both degrees after gain work experience in the industry has been incredibly beneficial in helping him understand the role of clinical research in bringing safe and effective interventions to patients. Upon graduation, he hopes to be able to apply knowledge skills from both degrees in a mix of practice and researching in improving quality of care provide to patients.
Vice President: Elizabeth Price, P3 - Dual Degree Student
Elizabeth is a member of the Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Clinical Research Class of 2016. She has been involved with the Clinical Research Student Advisory Board since 2012. She is also active in Phi Lambda Sigma, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy student chapter, and the Pharmacy Student Executive Board. Upon graduation, she will be applying to residency programs with a focus in clinical pharmacy.
Secretary: Brittany Howard, P3 - Dual Degree Student
Brittany is from New Bern, North Carolina, and is currently a dual degree Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Clinical Research student. Prior to returning to school to earn her professional degree, she taught high school science while simultaneously pursuing her MS in Clinical Research degree through evening classes. One thing she has learned at Campbell is that the sky is the limit when it comes to careers in the healthcare industry. She plans to pursue a career in academia or drug development upon graduation.
Legislative Chair: Chris Demitraszek, P2 - Dual Degree Student
Chris is originally from New York, but spent most of his childhood in North Carolina. He attended Campbell University for his undergraduate coursework, and he enrolled in the dual degree Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Clinical Research program after fulfilling the program’s prerequisites. He currently works as a pharmacy technician at Harnett Health Systems and as a lab instructor for undergraduate organic chemistry at Campbell. Upon graduation, he hopes to obtain a PGY1 residency to further develop his knowledge and skills for a career in a hospital or clinic setting.