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Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik

Doctoral Student: Pharmacology & Neuroscience
University of North Texas Health Science Center

76107, United States

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Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik - Professional Summary:     


For the last three years, Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik has dedicated herself to pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Fort Worth, Texas’ University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). Her research has included evaluating dopaminergic neuron function in relation to diseased conditions, testing of ligands during Rotarod experiments evaluating motor coordination in rats, and assessment of hypotheses via biostatistical analyses. Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik possesses Saf-T-Pak certification in packaging and compliance, CITI certification in protecting human research subjects, and experience working with cancer cell cultures, laboratory blood processing, pharmaceutical formulations, and more.

Prior to embarking on her Ph.D. program, Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik worked as a Clinical Research Student and Intern at UNTHSC while pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Research Management at the school. In the position, she participated in data collection, Institutional Review Board interactions, study protocol review, and the patient consent process. She also analyzed subject retention methods, evaluated the medication dispensation preferences of Alzheimer’s disease caregivers, and participated in a Phase III, randomized, multicenter, double-blind study on the efficacy of an Alzheimer’s drug.

Ms. Malik’s higher education began in Amritsar, India, at Guru Nanak Dev University, where she studied anatomy, physiology, chemistry, drug design, pharmaceutical technology, and biopharmaceutics on her way to a Bachelor of Pharmacy. She possesses a variety of research skills, including proficiency with data management software and literature search programs. To give back to the community, she donates her time to the American Cancer Society and the humanitarian group Art of Living.



Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik - Professional Experience:     


08/01/2009 – Present
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Doctoral Student: Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Assisting in preparation of rat brain slices to study the functional role of dopaminergic neurons in diseased
conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease.


Contributed to the testing of various dopaminergic ligands in Rotarod experiments to motor coordination of the unilaterally lesioned rats.

Performed various biostatistical analyses to assess the research hypothesis.  

08/01/2007 – 06/01/2009
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Internal Medicine (Geriatrics)
Clinical Research Student & Intern
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The UNT Health Physician Group, Division of Geriatrics is a leader in North Texas in providing care for older
adults. Our board-certified/eligible geriatricians, nurse practitioners, psychologist and social service
coordinator are committed to improving the physical and mental function of our patients, with a focus on
improving and maintaining their quality of life.

The Geriatrics Division offers:
•    Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Program
•     Care of elderly frail and complicated older persons
•     Dementia evaluations and treatment
•     Elderly well care
•     Nursing home, house calls, ambulatory and hospital-based care

Phase III multi-center, randomized, double blind study for a major pharmaceutical company evaluating the efficacy and safety of investigational drug in Alzheimer Patients.

• Involved in Institutional Review Board (I.R.B.) interactions and communications.
• Assisted in informed consent editions.
• Observed and practiced patient consenting process.
• Performed data collection and maintained source documents.
• Updated clinical trial database.
• Maintained study files.
• Assisted in study protocol review and significant knowledge of clinical trial design.
• Interacted with study personnel and study laboratories.
• Performed drug accountability.
• Performed patient recruitment.
• Assisted in budgeting.
• Exposed to F.D.A. regulations and I.C.H./G.C.P. guidelines                                                      
• Analyse various methods to improve retention of subjects in a clinical trial.
• Evaluation of the preference of Alzheimer’s disease patient caregivers of taking medication daily at home vs. in a clinic on a timed schedule.





Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik - Education:   


08/01/2009 – Present
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Fort Worth, TX 76107

•    Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical sciences.
•    Saf-T-Pak certified – Packaging and Compliance Training.
•    CITI certified – Training in the protection of Human Research Subjects.
•    Research experience in biochemistry laboratory and in human clinical trials.
•    Proficient in pharmaceutical formulations, cancer cell cultures, various biochemistry assays, western     

     blotting and laboratory blood processing procedures.
•    Highly motivated, hardworking individual with demonstrated ability to learn quickly in a challenging and  

     competitive environment.
•    Strong leadership qualities and ability to work with minimum supervision under time and cost constraints.

•    Research: pharmaceutical formulations, cancer cell cultures, various biochemistry assays, western         

     blotting and laboratory blood processing procedures, clinical regulations.
•    Software Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Ref Works.
•    Data Management Skills:  SPSS, Medidata (electronic case reports form), Study Manager 13.4 (clinical      

     trials software)
•    Literature Search Skills: Pub Med, Windows Internet Explorer and Netscape. 



Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik - Interests:   


Art of Living   (a humanitarian organization)
Volunteer in Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)

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