MERIT Webinar

Take Control of Your Clinical Trial:
How an Imaging Core Lab Can Help Overcome Common Study Challenges


Take Control of Your Clinical Trial:
How an Imaging Core Lab Can Help Overcome Common Study Challenges


Does your oncology clinical trial have an imaging component? Are you new to working with imaging core labs? An imaging core lab can provide your team with resources, knowledge, and experience that can help make your study a success. MERIT’s Project Manager, Catherine Chintala, and Clinical Scientist, Gene Kim, share expertise on the questions and answers that are important for your clinical trial.

3 key questions
that are answered:

  • What services does an imaging core lab provide?
  • What are common imaging study challenges?
  • What considerations are important when imaging is included in your oncology study?
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Catherine Chintala

Catherine Chintala works at MERIT as a Project Manager in their Oncology division. With 20 years of experience working in clinical trials and the CRO industry, she has expertise managing oncology clinical trials from start up to close out. Catherine works closely with sponsors, designing and implementing processes to meet project timelines and helping to ensure study needs are clearly communicated across key stakeholders. Drawing upon her experience in a variety of indications and response criteria, Catherine can partner with your team to help make your clinical trial a success.

Seokyeong (Gene) Kim, PharmDCLINICAL SCIENTIST

Gene is a Clinical Scientist providing subject matter expertise and helping design and configure MERIT’s flexible oncology reading platform to accommodate various reading paradigms. He has experience in evidence-based patient care and academic research, a background in pharmacy, and 6 years supporting clinical trials. Gene implements software workflows to support oncology trials with response criteria such as RECIST 1.1, iRECIST, Lugano, and RANO, and helps to increase the efficiency and accuracy of clinical data collection for imaging endpoints. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology.

Amanda Weber
Amanda Weber


Amanda spearheads Business Development at MERIT and has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of consultative selling, from existing account management, lead generation to needs analysis, and client service. She is responsible for initial outreach communication while helping to identify new business relationship opportunities across MERIT’s therapeutic areas of expertise. Amanda researches, analyzes, and communicates the technological, demographic, financial, regulatory, and competitive factors that affect the business development strategies of MERIT.


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