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Clinical Research Training Online was founded in 2003. Our mission is to provide the highest quality in online training programs to individuals intending to work in the clinical research field and for those currently employed in the industry. Over the years we have trained hundreds of clinical research coordinators, clinical research associates, clinical managers, investigators, project managers and others seeking professional training programs in pursuit of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical and health care fields.

Our Program Developers

The founders and developers of Clinical Research Training Online bring over a hundred years of combined pharmaceutical/clinical research and clinical research training experience to the company. Our founding partner and our current president/CEO are former Vice Presidents of Clinical Research Training for major CRO/Clinical Research consulting firms.

John J. Olszewski, JD (president and co-developer), has over 25 years of experience in drug research, clinical research consulting, and in the review and analysis of FDA and international laws, regulations, and guidelines governing clinical research. He is a former VIce President of the Clinical Training Group at Barnett International, one of the oldest and most trusted independent providers of clinical research classroom training in the world. During his tenure there, Barnett would routinely train approximately 3000 people per year in clinical research monitoring (CRA training) and in conducting clinical trials at investigational sites (Study Coordinator and Investigator training). Prior to overseeing the Training Group at Barnett, John was the project lead on the development of one the first Compter-Based Training Programs on clinical research monitoring, as well as computer-based training programs on the drug development process and on conducting clinical trials at investigational sites. John is concurrently a partner at Clinical Research Resources, publishers of regulation and guideline reference guides for the pharmaceutical and health care industries. He previously held research positions at Wyeth-Ayerst (now Pfizer) and Fox Chase Cancer Center, and practiced as a lawyer in health care litigation. He holds a B.S. in biology/neurophysiology from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.

John Snodgrass, (founder and co-developer), has over 30 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, most recently Vice President of the Clinical Training Group at Barnett International. While at Barnett he spearheaded the development of one of the first computer-based training programs for Clinical Research Associates worldwide. This program was used by fourteen of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers/CROs in the world to train their Clinical Research Associates. He also designed, developed and introduced CRA training at the University level at four East Coast Universities. Prior to Barnett, he held a number of positions with large pharmaceutical manufacturers.


Graham May, MD, (subject matter expert) is a physician with more than 35 years in the drug, medical device, and biotechnology sectors and has been responsible for multiple regulatory approvals in both the US and Europe. He has also been with the healthcare practice of a leading management consulting company, a global contract research organization, and the Clinical Trials Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.


Our Lead Clinical Subject Matter Expert and Training Developer is an independent consultant whose business focuses on providing consulting services to the pharmaceutical Industry in the areas of clinical operations (study conduct), investigator meetings and training (live & Internet delivery). In this work, he draws on over 35 years of experience in clinical research and training.  Previously employed by Barnett International, he served as Director, Business Development, Consulting & Clinical Training responsible for business development of training programs and related consulting services, assessment of client needs, design of the strategy for development and delivery of creative training solutions to meet their educational goals, both domestic and international.  Prior to joining Barnett, he was Director of Global Training for one of the top-five major pharmaceutucal manufacturers in the world in the Global Clinical Quality Assurance Department where he directed all technical training programs and activities throughout the world. He established auxiliary training departments at company sites in North America, Europe and Japan, and developed a network of training correspondents that extended across all worldwide subsidiaries conducting clinical studies.  He also was Manager of Technical Training and Continuous Improvement, Clinical Research Manager Phase 4 Operations, a Senior Clinical Research Associate in the firm's Medical Research Department. Previously he was a Research Scientist and spent six years with one of the top-five pharmaceutical companies as a Research Assistant in the Pharmacology Department, and as a Clinical Research Associate. He holds a BS degree with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is affiliated with the Associates of Clinical Pharmacology, DIA and the American Society for Training and Development, and has made presentations at many professional conferences.


Al Bartolucci, Ph.D., (subject matter expert), is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and has been a statistical researcher and collaborator for the past 28 years Dr. Bartolucci has actively collaborated in all projects in determining sample size and data analysis strategies.


Dr. Bartolucci also supervises and monitors data management staff for several collaborative studies both locally and nationally. He also monitors progress of the projects and Cores including the Biostatistical Core for the UAB Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). He is PI of that particular Core. As concerns data management personnel he monitors and examines data on an ongoing basis, designs and directs appropriate analyses, and participates in interpreting and reporting results. He serves as a training resource to UAB investigators. He regularly mentors young investigators on training and start up grant awards.


Dr. Bartolucci has served as principal investigator on several national and international clinical trial coordinating centers sponsored by the NIH for the past 30 years including the Southeastern Cancer Study Group, Urologic Oncology Group, Intergroup Melanoma Study and the VA sponsored Gulf War Veteran's Study. He is currently the Director of the Statistical Core for the National Study of Ozone Effect on Infant Development sponsored by the NIEHS. He has had many years of experience and collaboration with clinical and basic science investigators. He is also consultant to the Section on Statistical Genetics at UAB.


Dr. Bartolucci received his PhD in Statistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MA in Mathematics from Catholic University, Washington DC, and his BA in Mathematics from Holy Cross.