Lincoln Staff

Lincoln Staff

Celerion’s team is made up of professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for participants. Each study team is led by a full time physician who is the Principal Investigator for the study. Our Principal Investigators have extensive experience working in the medical community.

The exceptional physicians, specialists and nurses at Celerion are focused on one commitment: to provide the highest quality care and the best quality of stay for participants.

Our participants are our partner in the clinical study process and this relationship is at the core of our approach to research and health care.

Dr. Laura M. Sterling, MD., MPH

Principal Investigator II

Dr. Sterling joined Celerion in July 2015 with almost 10 years of active Clinical Research, Attending Physician, Hospital Administrator and Clinical Instructor. Before arriving in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Sterling worked throughout Texas, North Carolina, Cairo Egypt, and Guam. Dr. Sterling earned her Medical Degree from Boston University, School of Medicine and Medical Degree in Public Health - Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Charles S. Tomek, MD

Principal Investigator II

Dr. Tomek joined Celerion in June 2010 with over 25 years of  active Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine Physician in hospitals in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. Dr. Tomek earned his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha and completed his residency in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Peter L. Davidson, DO, FACEP, FAAEM

Principal Investigator II

Dr. Davidson joined Celerion in October 2010 with over 35 years of active Clinical Research and Attending Physician in hospitals in Lincoln.  Dr. Davidson has worked the last 20 years in Lincoln Nebraska but previously worked in Hospitals throughout Texas. Dr. Davidson received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Lisa Mapson, B.A., B.S., PA-C


Ms. Mapson joined Celerion in November 2013 with an additional 35 years as a Physician Assistant in Lincoln and Omaha. Ms. Mapson earned her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Bridget Boeckman, MSN, APRN


Ms. Boeckman joined Celerion in December 2015 with extensive nursing roles ssistant in Lincoln and Omaha. Ms. Boeckman earned her Masters Degree in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner.


·         Study Participant Representative
Study Participant Representatives assist with the participant registration process and pre-screening for studies prior to the screening appointment. This team confirms screening appointments and contacts participants regarding new study opportunities.

·         Admissions Specialist
Admissions Specialists coordinate the screening functions of each study. They work with the Principal Investigator to help ensure participants are qualified to participate based on their medical history and screening results. A member of the Admissions team welcome participants at each screening visit and are the main contact until study check-in.

·         Screening Conduct Associate
At the screening visit Screening Conduct Associates complete the informed consent process and other screening assessments including measuring height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse as well as taking biological samples such as blood and urine. A Screening Conduct Associate will also complete the electrocardiogram (ECG), if required, during screening.

·         Study Manager
A Study Manager is the main point of contact for participants throughout a study. Study Managers welcome all participants at check-in when the study orientation is given, and are responsible for organizing the conduct throughout the study.

·         Clinical Research Nurse
Our team of nurses work closely with the Principal Investigators to monitor and ensure the safety and well-being of participants. Our nurses perform vital signs, electrocardiograms (ECG), and other study procedures as required.

·         Clinical Conduct Associate
Clinical Conduct Associates monitor study participant activities and respond to their needs. These associates record study data and collect biological samples such as blood and urine. Additionally, their duties include taking vital signs, monitoring meals, performing electrocardiograms (ECG), and conducting height and weight measurements.