Ruth began her clinical research career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the neuro-oncology division, where she managed the clinical trial program, including protocol development, consent documents, reports (NIH, NCI, DoD), abstracts, and regulatory materials, as well as negotiated budgets and contracts with sponsors. Most recently she worked in clinical quality, patient safety, and risk management at ECRI, a non-profit clinical safety improvement organization, producing written deliverables across several therapeutic areas for hospitals and health systems. Ruth has considerable experience in research compliance, IND documentation, and is an expert in FDA clinical trial audit preparation. Over the years she has earned professional certifications in healthcare research compliance (HCCA), regulatory affairs (RAPS), certified IRB professional (PRIM&R), and as a clinical research coordinator (ACRP), and has had many conference speaking engagements. Ruth has completed graduate coursework in biostatistics and regulatory writing at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, holds a master’s degree in theology and ethics from Yale University, and a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University.