The Clinical Research Group comprises 12 registered nurses who manage both the administrative and clinical aspects of pharmaceutical and device research trials. From contract negotiation and IRB protocol submission to the enrollment of subjects, collection of data, and study close out, the clinical research nurses provide total hands-on service. All MRI nurses have a BSN degree and are CCRC-certified through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). The group provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week coverage for all trials at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Health North Hospital and Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital, in addition to being the central coordination center for multiple IU Health Hospital facilities around the State of Indiana. For corporate sponsors, MRI nurses can also help identify physicians within the IU Health system who are interested in research.


Cary Mariash, MD


David Louden


Ronda McNamee, RN, BSN, CCRC
Tessa Oakes, RN, BSN, CCRC


IU Health Methodist Hospital
Methodist Research Institute
1812 N. Capitol Ave, Suite 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Heather Adams, RN, BSN
Deb Broach, RN, MSN, CCRC
Katherine Flanagan, RN, BSN
Tonya Isaacs, RN, BSN, CCRC
Betty Logan, RN, BSN, CCRC
Caroline Jackson Lynn, RN, MSN, CCRC
Jean Nash, RN, BSN
Terri Strickland, RN, BSN, CCRC
Annie Thorp, RN, BSN, CCRC
Erin Turk, RN, BSN, CCRC

IU Health North Hospital
11700 North Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032

IU Health Saxony
13000 East 136th Street
Fishers, IN 46037