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TeamNew Jersey Clinical Research Center


NJCRC/TMC Group LLC is a business collaboration that brings science and products to market and the medical community. We have a unique business model that is led by experts in their respective fields of medicine and product development and operations.

Together, Dr. DiBernardo and TMC Group bring to industry a “STATE OF THE ART” clinical research center that encompasses an All-In-One approach to our sponsors and clients. We support seasoned companies in their clinical development goals as well as start-up companies looking to penetrate the market with their new or existing innovations.

Dr. Barry DiBernardo

Lead Investigator

Dr. DiBernardo at NJCRC, Leads the study implementation, execution and completion from a medical point of view. Dr. DiBernardo has over 30 years of experience in the clinical research industry and has served at executive level capacity as subject matter expert, key opinion leader, board of director, sponsor representative on FDA product applications and more. He is very sought after and well recognized globally.

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Claudia Jennings

Site Administrator

C. Jennings at NJCRC thru TMC Group, Leads the clinical research operations at all times and in addition to the implementation, execution to completion of the projects. Additionally, the TMC Group LLC personnel offer the “sponsor required” study oversight from a regulatory, QA/ QC, ICH/GCP compliance while mitigating any possible conflict of interest between the PI, the sponsor and its representatives.

C. Jennings is an executive pharmaceutical professional with over 30 years of experience in the clinical research development and operations in all phases of clinical development (Phases 1-4) and a multitude of therapeutic areas in the field of Pharmaceutical Research (Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Janssen, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis, Shionogi), Over-The-Counter Consumer Products and Rx-to-OTC Switches (McNeil/Park Davis, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Products, J&J Consumer Products), Devices (Cutera, Cynosure, Thermi, E-Lux, Eclipese, Mela Sciences and others), Nutraceuticals (Nutrametrix Advance Nutraceuticals, HealthyCell) and Cosmetic Products (Defenage and others)

Brittany Rood

Nurse Practitioner

Brittany obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Seton Hall University in 2013. She started her career as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph's University Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center and one of the busiest ERs in the United States. There she continued to do emergency and trauma nursing. She went back to school for her Master's Degree in Nursing at Walden University while working in the ED and working at New Jersey Plastic Surgery

She is a Board Certified Acute Care Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, certified through the ANCC. She sat for her board certification in the end of 2018. In early 2019 she transitioned from an RN in the Emergency Department to a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department. In January 2020 she became a full time Nurse Practitioner at New Jersey Plastic Surgery, as well as the Director of Nursing. At NJPS, she is the provider for many of the laser treatments (hair removal, skin tightening, tattoo removal, scar treatment, pigment treatment, microneedling, etc) trained by Dr. Barry DiBernardo and with on-site training from the device manufacturers.

She has also recently expanded her services into injections (neurotoxins and fillers) which she was also trained by Dr. DiBernardo on, and has taken injection training courses. While taking part in all of this, she is also still a per diem Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department. She has always had a passion for both emergency care and plastic/reconstructive surgery and aesthetics. She has known Dr. DiBernardo for 12 years, and having had multiple reconstructive surgeries herself, done by Dr. Dibernardo himself. and therefore this field is particularly special to her. As an asset to the New Jersey Clinical Research Center, Brittany serves as sub-investigator for assigned trials in supporting the implementation and execution of clinical trials while securing study integrity and safety reporting. She is GCP certified and has the capabilities and credentials to administered treatments on sponsor approved trials.

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Kris Sperati

Director of Clinical Services

Kris started her career in aesthetics with NJPS in 2013. She started as a CMA, and as a result of her hard work, dedication, and exceptional work ethic, she has been promoted to a managerial position in 2018. Kris holds a managerial position since 2018 and is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree from Penn Foster College. In her leadership role at NJPS/NJCRC, she is responsible for the practice operational activities, strategic management of workflow and resource allocation.

Her role include medical assistant expertise on several indications including but not limited to transplant procedures, suture removal on assigned cases, safety and surveillance of the staff and the practice clients respective to COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of mitigation options. Kris’ excellent customer service and problem solving skills allows her to be a sponsor facing asset when meeting sponsors and supporting feasibility assessments at NJCRC by prospective clients for upcoming studies. Kris serve as clinical research coordinator to TMC Group LLC on assigned studies when she implements and adheres to the consenting process, executes with leadership during sponsor / coordinator discussions for data capture and issue resolution and facilitates sponsor visits (i.e., site initiation, interim monitoring visits and close out visits). She thrives on acquiring knowledge and added responsibility while keeping excellent time management and organizational skills. Kris is GCP certified and an asset to both NJPS and NJCRC.

Ugo Okoroji

Clinical Research Coordinator Specialist

I am a TMC Group LLC, Clinical Research Coordinator Specialist working at New Jersey Clinical Research Center responsible for the implementation, execution and management to completion of assigned clinical research trials.

Expanding on new knowledge & supporting complex clinical trial projects with the objective of improving patient outcomes are reasons I am inspired to work at NJCRC. Over the years, I have worked in different aspects of healthcare from Hospitals, to food banks, to educational institutions & even Non profit Organizations. Previous clinical research experience expands in the pharmaceutical industry clinical research and operation management in Oncology, Immunology & Inflamatory diseases, Dermatology, & Aesthetic Medicine trials. I am working towards earning an advanced degree in the area of healthcare and product development, and envision a time when I will run my own practice, offering a range of healthcare options to improve patient outcomes.

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