As a clinical research coordinator, Melanie Haydel is dedicated to protecting the safety of the patients involved in renal studies and is responsible for coordinating important aspects of clinical research such as subject recruitment, patient care, adverse event reporting, and preparing and submitting case report forms.

Haydel studied nursing research and clinical nursing in a pre-nursing program at Louisiana State University, where she went on to earn her R.N. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Before joining Southwest Mississippi Nephrology, she was an ICU nurse at Ochsner Medical Center and at Methodist Hospital, both in New Orleans.