This will be a 2-Part Program to Help Understand Research and Clinical Trials

Date: June 14, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Come early for networking. Room opens 15 minutes before program starts

EXPLAINING MRNA: HOW SCIENCE IS SAVING PEOPLE FROM COVID-19                                                                        Presented by: Sharon Kennelty-Cohen

Sharon Kennelty-Cohen is a Science Communicator based on Long island. She has 25 years of experience working in hands-on teaching programs for all ages and holds a masters degree in Science Education. Her focus on women in science led her to Dr. Katalin Kariko, the woman who believed in messenger RNA for 30 years before others accepted the breakthrough. Once mRNA became the basis for the most popular Covid-19  vaccines, Sharon pursued the explanations of the process for such an advance.

Sharon’s recent accomplishments include being selected to join an ecological research team with Project Dragonfly in Hawaii, creating a chemistry-based curriculum for schools with limited resources, and being published in Natural Awakenings a magazine that focuses on  natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living. She teaches science for the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

HELPING ENSURE SAFETY IN CLINICAL RESEARCH: UNDERSTANDING THE CLINICAL TRIAL PROCESS                            Presented by: Clemencia Solorzano, PharmD., Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Investigational Drug Service

Dr. Clemencia Solorzano is a Clinical Pharmacy Manager with an established 20-year career in clinical research. She leads the pharmacy operations of an Investigational Drug Service (IDS) at a major Medical Center in New York. As an integral part of the medical center’s research community she provides consults on the feasibility and design of pharmaceutical drug trials and develops strategies for the safe preparation, dispensing and administration of research medication to study participants. In her capacity as a member of the medical center’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) she is involved in the shared responsibility of evaluating research protocols to assess patients risk vs benefit, recommending approvals, and ensuring that compliance with study procedures is within hospital and regulatory guidelines.

Her passion for patient safety was borne out of the intimate patient-provider relationships developed while working as a provider in an anticoagulation clinic. It was during this time she became a founding member of Pulse Professionals for Patient Safety (PPS). She serves on the board of directors of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. an organization that seeks to increase diversity in the healthcare workforce by providing educational and mentoring support to students interested in biomedical careers.


People for Patient Safety are members of the health care workforce (current or retired), patient advocates, people who care for others as caregivers, and all community members who have experience with the health care system who want to help empower patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system for safe, quality care.

We welcome guest speakers and participation from people to share experiences and knowledge about safe medical treatment.  PPS is not about your health, it's about your health care which is the journey to better health outcomes.

Registration is required. as programs are offered through Zoom. Questions can be addressed to  PeopleforPatientSafety@gmail.com

PPS History

PPS was founded in 2014 as a way for health care professionals, caregivers, and community members to share helpful information about patient safety.  Participants learn from each other what has worked for others and ways to become more knowledgeable about safe care and best practices.

PPS is not about your health and there is no medical advice offered.  PPS is about health care which is the journey to the best health outcomes, often missed in caring for patients.



If you have any ideas for speakers, would like to be a speaker, or are interested in joining this vibrant, active planning committee, please contact one of the team members.

Cathy Bond - Founder
Atlanta, GA

Ilene Corina, BCPA, President
Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
Long Island, NY

David Fielding, MPH, BCPA CEO
Engage Caring Solutions
Long Island, NY

       Kathy Pendleton, Founder             Get the Care You Deserve,  LLC Orlando, FL

Disclaimer: The information which is shared during Pulse meetings and programs does not constitute professional advice and should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any illness either physical, mental or emotional.  Continue here