Graham Wood, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Wood has an extensive background in managing clinical research operations. He held a number of senior management positions with leading CROs and most recently was President of Clinical Operations for Cetero Research. Graham has also consulted with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on improving clinical development process and has published and presented these techniques at a number of conferences. He received his Hon BSc from McMaster University in biochemistry and his PhD from McGill University in neurology.
Ben Lasko, M.D.
Medical Director - Toronto
Dr. Lasko has been a family physician in Toronto his entire professional career. He became interested in clinical research in 1990 and, as the Principal Investigator, has overseen more than 320 clinical trials since that time. Formerly, he was the head of Emergency and Family Medicine at the Scarborough Grace Hospital and has an extensive expertise in the emergency department. He is currently on staff at the University of Toronto and maintains a practice at Kipling Heights Medical Centre which is across the hall from Manna Research.
J. Thompson RN, CCRC
Director of Clinical Trials - Toronto
Ms. Thompson has been the director of Clinical Trials at Manna Research since 1997 after a career in critical care. In collaboration with Dr. Lakso she developed the core SOPs that are still in use today across all the Manna Research sites. Under her direct supervision is the day to day operation of all the clinical trials in Toronto and she is responsible for the research coordinator training across all the Manna Research sites.
Melanie Mason, M.D.
Medical Director - Vancouver
Dr. Mason is a family physician who has practiced in Ottawa before moving to Vancouver in 2006. She maintains a thriving family practice in the Seymour Medical Centre which is located in the same building as Manna Research Vancouver. Dr. Mason's past research experience and high standard of care for her patients provided an excellent base to grow the research activities at Manna Research in Vancouver.
Francois Blouin, M.D.
Medical Director - Québec
Doctor Blouin has been acting as Medical Director for Pro-Recherche since 2005. He has supervised over 60 clinical studies in various therapeutic fields. In the past, he held a position in Emergency Medicine. He also has many years of experience as a family physician.
Julie Latulippe, RN, CCRC.
Director of Clinical Studies - Québec
A nurse by training, Miss Latulippe is Director of Pro-Recherche clinic, which she founded in 2005. Julie has occupied different senior positions at a host of research centers and has participated in more than 120 clinical studies. All operations related to clinical studies in Québec remain under her supervision.
André Beauchesne, M.D.
Principal Investigator - Québec
Doctor Beauchesne has been practicing as a family physician in Québec City since 2000. He has supervised more than 128 clinical studies in various therapeutic fields. In the past, he held positions in general medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Baie-Comeau Hospital Center. Currently, while also participating in clinical research, Doctor Beauchesne practices Family Medicine at the St-Jacque medical center and Geriatrics at the Québec Atrium Retirement Residence.