Research Staff

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Mike Varisella, BS, is a Study Coordinator and Patient Recruitment professional at Midwest Research Group. He earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mike’s primary job responsibilities include screening potential study participants, performing vital signs and EKG evaluations, blood draws, and completing informed consent.
Beth-Beamer
Bethany Beamer, MS, is a Study Coordinator and Regulatory professional at Midwest Research Group. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Lindenwood University. Beth’s primary job responsibilities include informed consent, performing vital signs and EKG evaluations, distributing and controlling study medications, and screening potential study participants.
Kayla-Gervich
Kayla Gervich, BSN-RN, is a study coordinator and nurse at Midwest Research Group. She earned her Bachelors degree in Science from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Her primary job responsibilities include screening potential study participants, performing vital signs, EKG evaluations, blood draws, monitoring patients progress throughout the study and completing informed consent of patients.
Jason-Kirkpatrick
Jason Kirkpatrick, MS, LPC, is the marketing manager at Midwest Research Group. He earned a Bachelors degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters degree from Augusta State University. Jason’s primary job responsibilities include maintaining community contacts, developing advertising and marketing campaigns, analytics, and coordinating internal and external research activities.
Nicole Dante, BS, is a patient recruitment professional at Midwest Research Group. She graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.  Nicole’s primary job responsibilities include client contacts, maintaining the resource database, and coordinating research meeting content.