About

Director of Clinical Trials: Carlos Vega

Carlos Vega is the Director of Clinical Trials. He is responsible for the implementation of all operational aspects of clinical research within University Clinical Trials. As Director of clinical research Carlos provides the necessary leadership in the creation of a cohesive and integrated relationship among Clinical Research Organizations (CROs), sponsors and its clinical research staff members. Carlos is also accountable for leading the clinical research team to ensure that protocol/ study related activities are completed. This involves effective management and use of the appropriate tools to ensure the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and completion of projects.

In addition, Carlos provides project and site management to ensure that studies are completed on time, within budget and in compliance with the site’s Standard Operational Procedures, FDA and International Conference on Harmonization- Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines. Carlos also manages the completion of clinical trial agreements, budgets, contracts and IRB communications. Carlos is also HIPPA, ICH- GCP, and IATA certified and has various certifications on proficiency of using electronic data management systems. He is also highly skilled on data input, electronic medical records, source creation, and oversight of delegation of duties and responsibilities to the clinical research team.

Carlos has a foreign medical degree (MD) from Xochicalco University in Mexico and a bachelor’s degree in biology from UCSD. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and has contributed with Binational research in the San Diego/ Tijuana region. He has over 7 years of clinical research practice and has proficient knowledge in managing and interacting proficiently with global regulatory authorities. He has collaborated as a clinical research coordinator in phase I- IV studies, has elaborated in study design, protocol writing, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials data and the reporting of clinical trial results. Carlos has presented material at the annual Society of Clinical Research Associates meeting. He has provided leadership in over 40 clinical studies.

Clinical Research Coordinator: Edison Gosoco

Edison Gosoco is responsible for the implementation of clinical research studies for drugs and information technology using clinical trials management software. He engages in collaborations with sponsors, CROs, monitors, federal agencies, and all study personnel to ensure that all patients’ rights, health, and safety are maintained. His primary focus is the maintenance of accuracy and integrity of data collection while ensuring compliance with the standards of clinical research within the health care industry.

Edison began his medical career as an information technology technician for University Dermatology Group while attending nursing school. After successfully completing his nursing program with honors, he worked at Cabrillo Surgery Center as a Recovery Nurse and information technology technician.

Edison is a board-licensed vocational nurse with a BS degree working as clinical trials coordinator. He has certification in BLS for Healthcare Provider, ACLS, Medidata Rave, Shipping Dangerous Goods (IATA), and GCP.