Katherine Hammerhofer is Finance Director for the Center of Clinical Research and Technology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously she served as the Director of Research Operations in Academic Affairs, Finance, at Cleveland Clinic. She is a respected leader in establishing and enhancing various aspects of research operations, including: research operations compliance, clinical research operational process, clinical trials management system, and site operations.
Hammerhofer began her tenure as a clinical nurse and then moved into clinical research program administrator roles, taking on increasingly more expanded areas of leadership. Hammerhofer has led organizational transformation to achieve high efficiency and quality control throughout all research activity.
In addition to publication of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, Hammerhofer has proven success as a lecturer and guest speaker for more than 21 professional events. Among noted gatherings and venues are: National Council of University Research Administrators, (Midwest) Omaha 2010 & Minneapolis 2009; MAGI Clinical Research Conference, Boston 2010; Society of Research Administrators, San Diego 2009; Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery Rome, Italy, and the American College of Surgeons 83rd Clinical Congress.
Hammerhofer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Toledo.