Urology Management Associates (UMA) has appointed Derek Grimes as Senior Vice President of Clinical Research at New Jersey Urology (NJU).
In this new role, Mr. Grimes will lead NJU’s Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and oversee operational site functions, profit and loss, clinical management and recruitment. He will also be responsible for managing and supporting client relationships in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries.
By growing our research capabilities at NJU, our patients and investigators will have greater access to potential new treatment options for urologic diseases, including prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. This will also help our physicians discover new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the risk of urologic disease. The goal of the CRO at NJU is to provide our patients with the most comprehensive approach to urology with the best access to care possible.
Prior to joining NJU in April, Mr. Grimes spent nearly twelve years with TKL Research in New Jersey serving as the Vice President of Clinical Operations, where he oversaw the Research Clinics division. He also spent eight years with Columbia and New York Universities managing and developing clinical trials for the universities.
Mr. Grimes holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY.