Dr. Concetta Forchetti
Medical Director, Primary Investigator
Dr. Concetta Forchetti is double board certified in Neurology and Pain management, with a PhD in Neuropharmacology. She has over 20 years of clinical research experience during which times she has conducted over 100 Alzheimer’s disease trials and well over 150 clinical trials in total. In addition to her research focus, Dr. Forchetti maintains a successful practice as the director of the Memory Disorders Center at the Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute. Frequently published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Journal of Clinical Neuropharmacology, Neurology and the Dementia Review Journal, Dr. Forchetti is truly one of the nation’s foremost experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
Director of Clinical Research
Dr. Carmichael received her doctorate from the Adler Institute in Chicago with advanced training in Neuropsychology. She has over 15 years of clinical research experience in the area of the central nervous system and has participated in over 100 clinical trials. Dr. Carmichael joined the Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute team in 2008 as the Clinical Research Director.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Lorna is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has worked for the Alexian Brothers Health System throughout her 17 year nursing career. Her work experience includes bedside patient care in Orthopedics and IV Therapy. Lorna joined the clinical research team in 2013.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Warda earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern University (NU). During her time at Northwestern, she interned as a research assistant for a memory research lab at NU. Upon graduating she advanced to a research coordinator position at a sleep, emotion, stress and development lab. Warda joined the neurosciences team in 2013, bringing her vast knowledge, passion for research, and a caring manner for patient needs.
Erin earned her BS in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. Her prior work experience includes more than 16 years in Health Care, working in Oncology, Occupational and Behavioral Health. Erin recently joined the ABNSI Clinical Research team as the Regulatory Administrator.
Business Development Coordinator
Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then went on to complete her Master’s of Science from Northwestern University in 2000. She joined the Clinical Research team at Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute in 2013 as their Business Development Coordinator. Her years of patient and business/marketing experience allow her to be a valuable resource within the community to provide education about Alexian Brothers’ world class research opportunities.
Assistant & Research Recruiter
Kimberly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Judson University. She joined the Clinical Research team at Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute in 2013 as their Assistant & Research Recruiter. Her prior experience includes several years creating and directing educational programs and Health Compliance Management.