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Marina Malikova, Ph.D., MSci, MA, CCRA, RAC

Instructor for Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Program

Executive Director, Surgical Translational Research

Marina Malikova, Ph.D., MSci, MA, CCRA, RAC

Executive Director, Surgical Translational Research: Operations and Compliance.
Dr. Malikova has over 14 years of experience in the clinical research field.  She has managed Phase I – IV studies involving investigational drugs, devices and biologics.  She has worked on Industry-sponsored and Investigator-initiated trials in the fields of Surgery, Cancer Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Malikova graduated from the Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Science, in Moscow, Russia with a PhD in Biochemistry. She has a strong background in biomedical sciences and has completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the field of cell signaling and cell migration.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation, Certification in Project Management from Boston University and board certified in US Regulatory Affairs (RAC) for pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

In her current role as Executive Director, Dr. Malikova manages research efforts in 13 divisions of the Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center.  She is responsible for clinical research operations, financial management, quality assurance, risk management, strategic planning, and macro-management of research programs.  She advises faculty/staff on protocol and informed consent writing; assists with BU IRB applications and submissions; provides oversight for data user agreements, cost coverage analysis and budgets development, contracts and licensing for clinical research; and ensures compliance.

Dr. Malikova has 12 years of teaching experience as an Instructor for Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Program, Metropolitan College. She has developed and taught several courses such as: Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials, Drug Development, Introductory Pharmacology, Clinical Trials Management at Boston University, School of Medicine.
She also served as an Instructor of the Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) course for the Master of Science Program in Clinical Investigation, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University, School of Medicine.

Dr. Malikova is a member of Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Drug Information Association (DIA), Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and European Society of Radiology (ESR). 

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