DYNIKA ST OMER (CCRP MLA/T) – CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Dynika is our Lead of Clinical Trials at ICLS. Dynika graduated as a Laboratory Technician in 2011 and quickly expanded her career to clinical trials in 2012 giving her experience working in Obstetrical/Newborn research as well as dermatology. Dynika has welcomed her first son, Hunter, into her family this last year and keeps busy at home with him, his two older sisters, their dog and their cat. She enjoys traveling with her large family and hopes to pack them all up for a trip to Ireland! Dynika’s favorite past time is fishing with her family off of the dock at their cottage in Muskoka.
JENNIFER BIALY (B.SC) – CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Jennifer is one of the research coordinators in our rapidly growing clinical research department. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in the States with a major in Biology and Chemistry. She brings with her, 7 years of clinical research experience and manages many dermatological trials here at ICLS. Jennifer is new to Toronto having moved here in October 2015 from Chicago-The Windy City. Jennifer has a passion for travelling and was finally able to convince her husband to go to Paris and it has been their favourite city to travel to ever since. She also loves dogs and her Chicago sports teams.
CARLY COWX – CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Carly joined ICLS with a strong background in nursing and 7 years of experience in cardiac and psychiatric clinical research. With her love of teaching patients and always searching to learn new things dermatology research is the perfect fit.
Carly and her husband love to travel and are always looking for new adventures whether it’s volcano boarding in Nicaragua or swimming with whale sharks on the coast of the Baja. She’s excited about her newest hobby of mastering the acoustic guitar.
JENN TRAN (B.SC) – CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Jenn is a 2018 McMaster University graduate with a B.Sc in Biochemistry. Prior to joining ICLS, she worked in a hematology & thrombosis lab for 1 year, researching the cellular factors involved in sepsis and their clinical significance. She is actively involved in her community holding multiple leadership positions in local, provincial, and continental non-profit organizations to inspire others and invoke change. She is driven by her desire to tackle issues through innovative and creative solutions, redefining the limitations of current problems in healthcare and leadership. Outside of research and volunteering, she is a food, fashion, and travel enthusiast.
NATALIE BILKIC (B.SC) – CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Natalie is one of our research coordinators here at ICLS, managing several dermatological trials. Natalie has a strong background in clinical research, previously working at a research site as well as a CRO. She has experience working within various therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiovascular, and endocrinology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 2008.
Natalie loves being active with her three wonderful children, and spending time with her family. She has a passion for animal welfare, travel, Ukrainian culture, martial arts, and learning to play new musical instruments.
TAMARA SIMIC (MLA/T) – CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Tamara is our clinical research assistant. She graduated as a Medical Laboratory Technician in 2013, and is certified through OSMT and CSMLS. She comes to us with 6 years of experience working in the Cord Blood & Tissue Stem Cell industry.
Tamara is an animal activist, and dog mom to Bella. She dreams of volunteering more of her time to worldwide animal rescue organizations and shelters. If she’s not busy cooking and trying new places to eat, she is traveling with her husband experiencing a world of new cultures.
SHIRLEY WONG (RPN) – CLINICAL RESEARCH NURSE
Shirley began her career in Dermatology in 2013 alongside Dr. Sapra. After 6.5 years of experience, Shirley had the opportunity to broaden her knowledge by changing course and working with our Clinical Research Team as a Research Nurse. Shirley’s empathy and desire to help patients through new and upcoming studies makes this position an ideal fit.
Shirley enjoys being active, whether it be travelling, snowboarding in our Canadian winters or hiking with her two dogs, Murphy and Charley. She also enjoys some downtime for herself while indulging in her pottery, photography or sailing in the Carribean.