Blake Swihart’s primary duty is to recruit and coordinate patient visits for the ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic. In that role since 2013, he is responsible for coordinating study activities on both observational and clinical trials. Study activities range from telephone interviews, muscle strength testing to assessing and reviewing quality of life questionnaires, among others. He also works closely with the Institutional Review Board to approve and amend research studies and troubleshoot technical and administrative issues. In addition to study activities, Blake also trains and orients new and temporary employees. He performed similar functions for the U-M Oncology Department for five years before moving to the ALS Clinic. He earned his B.A. in history at Indiana University and later received a master’s degree in history from McGill University in Montreal.
Clinical Research Project Manager