Karen Cowan

Karen Cowan


As a Venture Navigator within the IMPACT program, Karen guides startup companies through the several processes required to start, execute, and complete a clinical trial within the University of Calgary environment. This includes linking ventures with clinical experts and key opinion leaders, assisting Ventures in developing a product and regulatory pathway, protocol development, ethics approvals, contract execution, budget and financial planning, data management, quality control and assurance, and knowledge translation.

Expertise and background:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Designation
  • Pragmatic Clinical Trials Certificate
  • Research Manager/Coordinator of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Group, Calgary, AB
  • 20 years experience with Phase 1-4 clinical trials, focussing on Investigator Initiated, Industry Sponsored and Core lab management for international trials