Serving the Greater Cincinnati Area
Main Number & Emergencies
513-931-0775

Our Staff

Clinical Research Staff

Cheryl K. Bernstein RN, BSN, CCRC

Education and Certifications:

CCRC: Certified Clinical Research Coordinator: ACRP 1998- Present
BSN, RN: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida graduated 1977
RN license: State of Ohio

Current Position:

Director: Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC: (1983 to present)

Director: Canyon Ridge Research Consultants, LLC: (2010 to present)
Lecturer, guest speaker, consultant in the US and overseas

Member and Professional Organizations:

FDA: Consumer representative for the Ears Nose and Throat division for new medical devices: 2013 to present.
FDA: Consumer representative for Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee: April 15, 2016

ACRP: Item writer for ACRP CRC certification test 2013 to present.

AAAAI Allied Health Professional Recognition Award 2013
Co-Chair: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) for the Allied Health Professional Assembly (2005-2007)
AAAAI Practice Management program committee member and lecturer (2006 to present)
Past Co-Chair of Allied Health Professional Assembly for the AAAAI (2007 to 2009)
ART Board representative Allied Health member for the AAAAI (2007 to 2010)
Vice Chair of Allied Health Program Subcommittee for AAAAI (2003-2005)
Program Representative of the Clinical Research Coordinator Course (2001-2002)

American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Allied Health Web editor: (2010 to present)
ACAAI Advanced program committee member representative (2010 present)

Personal Statement:

"I started my nursing career working in critical care taking care of patients who had life threatening conditions. My career goal has always been to apply my training and knowledge to improve the care of patients suffering from chronic illnesses. Asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions affect millions of people all over the world. Working as a clinical research coordinator has given me the opportunity to provide high quality patient care and patient education while participating in the exciting discovery of new and more effective drug treatments. These discoveries and new medications have contributed to improvement of the health and well-being of patients all over the world."


Karen J. Murphy-Berendts, BS, RRT, CCRC

Education and Certifications:

CCRC: Certified Clinical Research Coordinator: ACRP 1998 (current)< br />< br /> BS Allied Medical Health Professions- Respiratory Therapy: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1988
RRT: Registered Respiratory Therapist (NBRC) 1988 to present
Respiratory Care License- State of Ohio 1988 to present

Current Position:

Senior Certified Clinical Research Center Site Supervisor: Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC: (1988 to present)
NIOSH Approved Practicum Instructor for NIOSH Spirometry Course (2000 to present)

Member and Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) (2000-present) frequent presenter at AAAAI annual meetings
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) (2000-present)


Sherry L. Evans, MSN, RN, CNP

Certified:

American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner

Education:

The Ohio State University, BS Health Information Management.
University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
University of Cincinnati, Masters of Science in Nursing

Current Position:

Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC: Sub Investigator and Clinical Research Coordinator (2002- Present)

Professional Activities:

Member Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (2001-Present)

Personal Statement:

"I was attracted to the Bernstein Clinical Research Center ten years ago when I experienced firsthand the care and individual attention a subject was receiving from Dr. Bernstein and the clinical research staff. I have had the privilege to become a part of the research patients' care and work daily with exceptional doctors, research and office staff."


Brian Berendts, RN, BSN, CCRC

Education and Certifications:

CCRC: Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP), 2004
RN: Registered Nurse, State of Ohio, 1997
BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1997

Current Position:

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator: Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC: (2000 - present)

Member and Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology - Allied Health Associate (2004 – Present)
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (2004 – Present)
University of Cincinnati Research Education Advisory Committee (2004 – Present)


Kristen M. Klefas CMA (AAMA), GXMO

Education and Certifications:

Associate of Applied Science- Medical Assisting Services: 2007
CMA (AAMA): Certified Medical Assistant: AAMA, 2007
GXMO: Wright State University, 2010

Current Position:

Clinical Research Coordinator: Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC: 2008-Present

Member and Professional Organizations:

American Association of Medical Assistants: 2007-Present
Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants: 2007-Present
Southwest Chapter of the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants: 2007-Present


Stefanie Merritt, CMA (AAMA)

Education and Certifications:

Associate of Applied Science- Medical Assisting Services: 2015

Professional Membership:

American Association of Medical Assistants: 2015 - Present
Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants: 2015 -Present
Southwest Chapter of the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants: 2015 - Present

Current Position:

Clinical Research Coordinator: Bernstein Clinical Research Center, LLC: 2015-Present

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Please call the Main Number at: 513-931-0775

If you would like to leave a message, please call: 513-728-4747 or complete the contact information and send us an email.

Our hours are flexible and convenient, and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

Our Location

8444 Winton Road,
Cincinnati,
OH 45231

Bernstein Allergy Group, Inc.

Bernstein Allergy Group strives to provide high quality personalized medical care for adults and children suffering with asthma, allergies, and other immune disorders. Our objective is to educate our patients about their medical condition and treatment so that they will be able to participate in the management and care of their own disease.

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