Hall of Fame Class of 2019--Nicole Allen Osborn-Distinguished Graduate-Riverside Class of 1994
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Nicole Osborn founded Meridian Clinical Research in 1999 in Omaha, NE. Under her guidance, Meridian grew from a single dedicated research center in Omaha, NE, to a network that includes more than 20 research sites and 60 principal investigators across North America.
Under Osborn’s direction, research at Meridian is frequently published in academic journals and presented at major scientific and academic events worldwide. In recent years, Osborn has expanded Meridian's therapeutic capabilities in areas such as infectious disease, neurology, dermatology, and women's health to facilitate more complex trials for novel drugs and medical devices. In 2019, she led Meridian's acquisition of Regional Clinical Research to expand the company's reach to four research sites in New York.
Osborn has been appointed to the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) leadership council, for which she provides strategic guidance, policy decisions, and oversight. Osborn cofounded , a highly respected site network and global leader in .
She is involved in numerous charitable organizations focused on researching and treating diseases. Osborn attended the University of Iowa and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College.