Meet the Passionate Team that makes up Clinical Research Fastrack
The Silberman brothers (co-founders of Clinical Research Fastrack) are passionate about improving the quality and progress of clinical research by educating well trained clinical research coordinators and sharing their talent with the industry. The Silbermans have assembled an amazing team of instructors, industry leaders, advisors, physicians and PhDs who all share in the belief that with inspiration, passion and commitment, we can all work together to unlock the mysteries of science and have fun doing it. Meet our team!
Louis J. Silberman the President and Co-founder of Clinical Research Fastrack is known for pioneering the medical aesthetics training industry over a decade ago with his vision to create National Laser Institute. National Laser trains physicians, nurses, aestheticians and and career changers in cosmetic lasers, cosmetic injections and anti aging treatments. Silberman was the first to market reinventing the medical aesthetics education space with short intensive programs. Silberman grew National Laser Institute nationwide providing training in Scottsdale, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Vegas, Nashville, San Francisco, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. Silberman partners with Allergan (AGN on the NYSE) who is being acquired by Pfizer (PFE) for $160 billion. He also works closely with many publicly held laser companies who support National Laser Institute’s training programs. As the industry for medical aesthetic training has grown with hundreds of competing programs, National Laser is now held as the gold standard in the industry for quality and excellence and attendees fly in from across the globe to receive training at National Laser Institute’s. National laser also operates medspas within the educational facilities to provide a steady flow of clients for this national training institute seeing up to 3,000 clients per month.
Louis Silberman was also a semi-finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014 (Prior award recipients include the founders of Google, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Dell and Amazon). He is known for starting Health4her.com, a women’s health and beauty retailer. Louis is a published auther and nationally recognized medical aesthetics training expert, and a contributing editor for some of the country’s largest skin publications, including Skin Inc., Dermascope and Les Nouvelle. He is both an industry and motivational speaker at large venues nationwide. Louis has been written up in many publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, Business 99, The Business Journal, Internet Retailer, Woman’s World, E-merging Business, The Arizona Republic, Skin Inc., and Fortune Small Business.
David Silberman, MPH
David Silberman is the Chairman of Clinical Research Fastrack and a seasoned health education entrepreneur who has created and operated educational programs and non-profit organizations in Arizona, Texas and California. He also actively volunteers in his local community. David has the unique ability to develop strong organizations and construct vibrant communities. As a founder of National Laser Institute he built it into the largest medical aesthetics training center in the United States. At Clinical Research Fastrack his focus is on offering an engaging curriculum delivered by a team of experts who serve as passionate and knowledgeable instructors. Before founding National Laser and Clinical Research Fastrack, David held executive level positions at Health Ventures International in Scottsdale, AZ and at educational non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles. As a volunteer he presided as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the I Have a Dream Foundation-San Francisco. In one of his most challenging and rewarding volunteer roles he served as PTO Co-chair at his children’s elementary school where he helped to transform the school into one of the most sought after elementary schools in San Francisco.
Jennifer Kocour is an instructor at Clinical Research Fastrack and also serves as a Vice President of Operations West at Radiant Clinical Research, the largest clinical research organization in the United States. Jennifer Kocour has worked with Radiant since 2006. During her tenure, she has been involved in many levels of operations within the company. She began as a research assistant, gained experience as a study coordinator and later managed sites as a Regional Director. Currently, she is the Vice President of Operations for the West territory. Ms. Kocour’s responsibilities include staff and investigator training, ensuring enrollment success and adherence to SOPs and industry guidelines. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arizona State University and is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.
Graduate Services / Recruitment
CJ Anderson provides graduate services support to Clinical Research Fastrack. He is an ambitious business professional who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that Arizona is known for. As the co-founder of Finding Pharma, Anderson led the successful launch of the Arizona-based placement agency, which offers a new take on recruiting. Finding Pharma connects the top 5 percent of candidates with the top 5 percent of employers in the pharmaceutical industry. It has been a labor of love for Anderson, who has always been passionate about helping others find fulfilling careers. As a college student, he often led workshops at homeless shelters to assist with resume creation and job search techniques. In addition to helping others develop their careers, Anderson has a passion for creating products and services that improve sustainability and facilitate community involvement. Anderson was one of the founders of Black Marlin, which offered college campuses an option to provide filtered water while reducing the global footprint of plastic water bottles. He was involved in sourcing the technology and building relationships with campus leaders to bring this concept to fruition.
Carly Benford is an instructor and writer at Clinical Research Fastrack. Carly is an experienced clinical research coordinator who has a passion to serve through thoughtful and effective management of research studies at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona. She began her career as a patient recruitment specialist and has advanced to her present position where she works with patients, physicians, scientists, and collaborators on a variety of studies. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, where she was a student athlete, and was named an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete. While in college Carly was accepted into the Helios Scholars Program at TGen during the summer of 2010. She has coordinated clinical trials from study development to completion in the disciplines of genomics, oncology, women’s health, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, gastrointestinal, and others. Carly has advanced knowledge of state and federal regulations, as well as compliance with protocol guidelines. Carly lives in Glendale, Arizona, and her hobbies are CrossFit training, cooking, paddle-boarding and hiking.
Kim Kundert brings years of experience to Clinical Research Fastrack as an instructor. As the Senior Vice President of Operations at Radiant Research, the largest clinical research organization in the United States, Kim is responsible for oversight of all operational activities at the site level. This includes patient safety, enrollment on trials, and quality data. Kundert works closely with all departments to ensure standardization across the sites. This means following consistent SOPs, source templates, QA processes, and standardized regulatory binders. Kundert holds a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Arizona State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.