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Meet Our Team

Nicole Hank: CEO

Nicole Hank is the CEO of PRC Clinical Research & Education. She brings over 19 years of clinical trial and leadership experience in a variety of clinical settings, with her main focus in neurology.

Laura Christians: Vice President of Operations

Laura Christians joins Perseverance Research Center bringing over 12 years experience in clinical research as the Vice President of Operations and Development. She has extensive experience in clinical research across numerous therapeutic areas and in all phases of clinical trials.

Brandon McCravey: Project Manager/Clinical Coordinator

Brandon joins Perseverance Research Center bringing in several years of experience in a variety of therapeutic areas. He has had experience in every phase of the clinical trial process, specializing in patient care and project management.

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About PRC

Perseverance Research Center was started by three clinical research professionals with over 40 years of combined clinical research experience. After working in a variety of settings including large academic institutions, hospitals, and clinical research organizations, they decided to create their own Research Center focusing on a clinical research and education in a variety of therapeutic areas. 

Our Mission

Here at Perseverance Research Center, our mission is to help assist pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through every phase in the clinical trial process. We are committed to improving quality of life for our study participants through new and innovative therapies, as well as providing an unparalleled level of service to our providers. Utilizing our experienced team of clinical research professionals and physicians, PRC is dedicated transforming the landscape of how clinical trials are performed.

Our Goals

PRC is dedicated to providing quality patient care with persistent attention to clinical excellence, patient safety, research and a commitment to assure the best healthcare for all patients. PRC is also committed to further educating medical professionals, combining a team of excellent physicians, researchers and clinical staff to improve quality of life in patients diagnosed with a variety of illnesses.


Nicole Hank: Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Hank, CEO


Office: 480-471-6132

Phone: 602-790-7895

Fax: 480-393-1979

Nicole C. Hank, PHD, is a clinical research professional with over 19 years of research experience.  Her areas of research include genetic and molecular biology in neuro-oncology, clinical work in epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inclusion body myositis, neuropathy, alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, autism and multiple sclerosis. She has coordinated and conducted over 65 clinical trials and many of her research findings have been published in various medical journals. Finding a cure or a therapy that can ameliorate the lives of individuals who suffer from neurological disorders is Nicole's truest passion. She has led several support groups for patients and caregivers over the years and will continue to do so at Perseverance Research Center. She is dedicated to improving quality of life through natural alternatives, creating NeuroVitality, a company that has developed a vitamin supplement to address the pain associated with neuropathy and other nerve disorders. Aside from her Masters in Health Sector Management with an emphasis in Epidemiology from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, she has obtained her Masters in Clinical Research and a PhD in Clinical Research from Texila American University

Activities and Affiliations
Texila American University

M.S. Clinical Research 2015

Texila American University

Ph.D. Clinical Research 2015-Present

Arizona State University

M.S. Health Sector Management 2007

  • North East Consortium for ALS Group, Member

  • West Consortium for ALS Group, Member

  • Muscle Study Group

  • American Association for Cancer Research

  • American Epilepsy Society

  • W.P. Carey Alumni Counsel

  • American Academy of Neurology

Nicole Hank CEO Perseverance Research Center
Northern Arizona University

B.S. Psychology 2000

Laura Christians: VP Operations

Laura Christians Perseverance Research Center
Laura Christians
VP Operations


Office: 480-471-6132

Phone: 623-203-2380

Fax: 480-393-1979

Laura Christians joins Perseverance Research Center bringing over 10 years experience in clinical research as the Vice President of Operations and Development. She has extensive experience in clinical research across numerous therapeutic areas including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Oncology, Podiatry and Pulmonology in all phases of clinical trials. While working on her B.S in Biology at Arizona State University, Laura was introduced to the world of research and grew a specific passion for helping others. She began her career in research working as a data coordinator for early phase oncology trials at TGen Clinical Research Services. From there, she has held various positions in clinical research and has efficiently managed and coordinated over 30 clinical trials. In 2007, Laura became a Certified Clinical Research Professional through The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and is an active chapter member. 

Arizona State University

B.S. Biology 2000

Activities and Affiliations
  • CCRP, SoCRA 2007, Member

Brandon McCravey: Project Manager

Brandon McCravey Clinical Project Manager Perseverance Research Center
Brandon McCravey
Clinical Project Manager/
Clinical Coordinator


Office: 480-471-6132

Phone: 602-403-8783

Fax: 480-393-1979

Brandon McCravey joins Perseverance Research Center bringing several years’ experience in clinical research as the Clinical Project Manager/Clinical Coordinator. He has extensive experience in clinical research of all phases across a wide variety of therapeutic areas including neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, and oncology. After graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Brandon began his career in research working on Phase I and II trials at Celerion: Applied Translational Medicine. Shortly after, he continued his path as a clinical coordinator for other small research institutions before helping to form PRC in the fall of 2017. Brandon is currently Bracket certified in Alzheimer’s outcome measures and is now working on getting his CCRP certification through the Society of Clinical Research Professionals.

Arizona State University

B.S. Biochemistry 2013

Activities and Affiliations
  • Bracket Certified Rater: Alzheimer's outcome measures.