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Joan Adamo, Ph.D., Director, Office of Regulatory Support
joan_adamo@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0742

Lauren Allen, Sr. Research Finance Administrator
lauren_allen@urmc.rochester.edu

Alan Alwardt, R.N., Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Center

Patricia Ames, Ph.D., Director, Office of Clinical Research
patricia_ames@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-5845

Erika Augustine, M.D., Aim Director, Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
erika_augustine@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-2971

Amanda Avallone, Staff Accountant
amanda_avallone@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-5326

B

Sanjukta Bandyopadhyay, M.S., Biostatistician, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
sanjukta_bandyopadhyay@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0465

Steven L. Barnett, M.D., Director, Rochester Prevention Research Center National Center for Deaf Health Research, Function Leader for Integrating Special Populations
steven.barnett@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 506-9484

Tracy Bell, Project Facilitator
tracy_bell@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-7855

Nancy Bennett, M.D., Co-Director of the UR CTSI, Director of the Center for Community Health & Prevention
nancy_bennett@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 224-3054

Venita Byrd, Secretary
venita_byrd@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0654

David Bushinsky, M.D., Co-Function Leader for Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies
david_bushinsky@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-3660

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Caroline Callahan, Education Program Assistant
(585) 275-0684
 

Jack Chang, M.S., Lead Research Informatician
jack1_chang@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1157

Yeates Conwell, M.D., Member, Integrating Special Populations Team

Anthony Corbett, M.S., Lead Analyst/Programmer, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
anthony_corbett@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0642

Maureen Costanza, R.N, Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Center

Kathleen Crane, Administrative Assistant
kathleen_crane@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-7808

John Cullen, Ph.D., Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Strategic Director for Population Health, Function Leader for Community Engagement
john_cullen@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-5253

Neil Curran, Deaf2Videophone Counselor and Project Assistant in the National Center for Deaf Health Research
neil_curran@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 270-7383

D

Tamala David, Ph.D., M.P.A., Education and Training Lead in the National Center for Deaf Health Research
tamala_david@urmc.rochester.edu

Erika de la Puente, B.F.A., Communications Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for the National Center for Deaf Health Research

Emily DePerrior, Communications Specialist for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration

Lori Dewindt, M.A., Health Project Coordinator for the National Center for Deaf Health Research
lori_dewindt@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 286-5444

Ann Dozier, Ph.D., Function Leader for Evaluation and Continuous Improvement; Director of Recruitment and Retention Unit; Aim Director for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
ann_dozier@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-3998

Jennifer Dutra, Sr. Programmer/Analyst, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
jennifer_dutra@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0414

Timothy Dye, Ph.D., Director of the Translational and Biomedical Science PhD Program 
tim_dye@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-6953

Carrie Dykes, Ph.D., Director of Research Services for the UR CTSI and DTF Liaison for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
carrie_dykes@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0736

E

Jo-Ellen Eckel, R.N., Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Center

Karen Ely, Administrative Assistant
karen_ely@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1020

F

Catherine Fetherston, Coordinator for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
catherine_fetherston@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-9109

Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network and Function Leader for Collaboration and Multi-Disciplinary Team Science
kevin_fiscella@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 506-9484

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Cody Gardner, M.B.A., Research Engagement Specialist
cody_gardner@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-4318

Nancy Gillam, L.P.N., Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinical Research Center
nancy_gillam@urmc.rochester.edu

Judy Giordano, Coordinator for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
judy_giordano@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-3086

Karen Grabowski, Coordinator for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
karen_grabowski@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-3086

Judy Grastorf, Administrative Assistant for the UR CTSI Director
judy_grastorf@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-2819

Brittany Greco, Senior Metrics and Analytics Coordinator for the Office of Clinical Research
brittany_greco@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-8370

Theresa Green, Ph.D., M.B.A., Education Coordinator for Community Engagement
theresa_green@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1464

Robert Gross, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Academic Research Track
robert_gross@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 341-7500

Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D., Program Coordinator for Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp
ronnie_guillet@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-6209

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Susan Haefner, R.N., Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Center
susan_haefner@urmc.rochester.edu

Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., Member, Integrating Special Populations Team

Susanne Heininger, Senior Human Subject Research Coordinator and Research Coordinator and Participant Navigator
susanne_heininger@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1926

Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, M.P.H, M.B.A., Executive Director for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration; Director of Informatics for the UR CTSI
jeanne_wiltse@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0386

Robert Holloway, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the KL2 Career Development Program and Strategic Director for the Clinical Research Administration Branch
robert_holloway@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-3079

Kathleen Holt, Ph.D., Staff Scientist contributing to Informatics and Population Health efforts; developer and manager of Roc Health Data.org
kathleen_holt@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 506-9484

J

Shelby Johnson, Administrative Assistant to the UR CTSI Chief of Staff
shelby_johnson2@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-5327

K

Kim Kaukeinen, Programmer/Analyst, REDCap Support

Thomas Kist, Staff Accountant
thomas_kist@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0718

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Russell Lackey, Education Specialist
russell_lackey@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-4513

Rebecca Laird, Senior Engagement Manager for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
rebecca_laird@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-6308

Brooke Levandowski, Ph.D., M.P.A., Epidemiologist, supporting study design and clinical cohort discovery tool training
brooke_levandowski@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-3727

Vivian Lewis, M.D., Chair of the UR CTSI Mentor Development Working Group
vivian.lewis@rochester.edu
(585) 273-2760

Dongmei Li, Ph.D., Statistician, Biomedical Data Science Certificate Program Director, organizer of the CTSI Informatics Analytics Colloquium
dongmei_li@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-7285

Mary Little, Administrative Manager
mary_little@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0653

Jana Luksha, B.S., Deaf Weight Wise 2.0 Counselor for the National Center for Deaf Health Research
janna_luksha@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 286-1906

Mary Lyons, Financial Administrator
mary_lyons@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0667

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Alaina Maiorano, Education Coordinator
alaina_Maiorano@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-3870

Camille Martina, Ph.D., Program Evaluator for Mentor Development Core Working Group
camille_martina@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-3874

Kelly Matthews, B.S.W., Health Project Coordinator for the National Center for Deaf Health Research
kelly_matthews@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 512-8519

Elizabeth Mcanarney, M.D., Co-Function Leader, Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies
elizabeth_mcanarney@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-1091

Ann Miller, R.N., M.S., Nurse Manager in the Clinical Research Center
ann_miller@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-2907

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Tracie Norman, Administrative Assistant in the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
tracie_norman@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-6243

Gary Noronha, M.D., Co-Director, Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network; Director, UNYTE Translational Research Network
gary_noronha@urmc.rochester.edu

O

Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Medical Scientist Training Program
kerry_obanion@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-5185

Elissa Orlando, Strategic Liaison, Learning Health System
elissa_orlando@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-4371

Deborah Ossip, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration; Strategic Director for Network Coordination; Director of the Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
deborah_ossip@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0528

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Alex Paciorkowski, M.D., Strategic Director for Informatics
alex_paciorkowski@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-5688

Susanne Pallo, Ph.D., Director of Communications
susanne_pallo@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1171

Mason Parmelee, Staff Accountant
mason_parmelee@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1151

Jill Payne, Senior Programmer/Analyst for the Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
jill_payne@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-4622

Robin Peck, Nutrition Research Supervisor for the Clinical Research Center
robin_peck@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-3918

David Pinto, R.N., Clinical Research Informatician
david_pinto@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-7459

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Christine Quinn, M.S., Senior OnCore Coordinator in the Office of Clinical Research
christine_quinn@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-5997

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Laura Rawlins, OnCore Trainer in the Office of Clinical Research
laura_rawlins@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-5613

Spencer Rosero, M.D., Director, Clinical Research Center; Strategic Director for Research Services
spencer_rosero@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-4775

Eric P. Rubinstein, J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Chief of Staff
eric_rubinstein@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0741

Raquel Ruiz, M.S., Associate Director of the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
raquel_ruiz@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0575

Lisa Ryan, R.N., Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Center
lisa_ryan@urmc.rochester.edu

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Seyhan Sagcan, Research Feasibility Analyst in the Office of Clinical Research
seyhan_sagcan@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0884

Stanley Schaffer, M.D., Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network

Giovanni Schifitto, M.D., M.S., Associate Director of Clinical Research Center
giovanni_schifitto@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1200

Julie Schwan, Common Metrics Senior Trainer for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
julie_schwan@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-6111

Ann Schwartz, M.P.H., Common Metrics Quality Improvement Specialist for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
ann_schwartz@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 377-3436

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D., Co-Function Leader, Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies
edward_schwarz@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-3063

Vince Silenzio, M.D., M.P.H., Member, Integrating Special Populations Team
vincent.silenzio@rochester.edu
(585) 275-6069

Caroline Silva, Ph.D., Member, Integrating Special Populations Team
caroline_silva@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-2392

Indrani Singh, M.Sc., Director, Community Health Partnerships
indrani.singh@rochester.edu
(585) 224-3057

Scott Steele, Ph.D., Director of Regulatory Science Programs
scott_steele@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0708

Jennifer Stewardson, Human Subject Research Coordinator in the National Center for Deaf Health Research
jennifer_stewardson@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 206-7474

Robert L Strawderman, Sc.D., Co-Function Leader for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design
robert_strawderman@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-6688

Laura Sugarwala, M.B.A., Senior Engagement Manager for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
laura_sugarwala@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-4505

Erika Sutter, M.P.H., Deputy Director and Senior Health Project Coordinator in the National Center for Deaf Health Research
erika_sutter@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-7347

Carlos Swanger, M.D., Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network
carlos_swanger@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 271-3800

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Sally Thurston, Ph.D., Director of Novel Biostatistical and Empidemiologic Methods Awards
sally_thurston@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-2406

Melissa Trayhan, Web Developer for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
melissa_ruda@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-7441

Alicia Tyrell, M.B.A., Senior Programmer/Analyst, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
alicia_tyrell@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-7078

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Edwin Vanwijngaarden, Ph.D., Strategic Director for Research Education, Co-Function Leader for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design
edwin_vanwijngaarden@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-1985

Alfred Vitale, Ph.D., Director of Research Education
alfred_vitale@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-4624

Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed, Operations Director of Population Health
karen_vitale@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 224-3056

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Andrew Watts, M.A., Programmer/Analyst, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
andrew.watts@rochester.edu
(585) 275-9786

Elizabeth Wayman, M.S., Sr. Evaluation Analyst
elizabeth_wayman@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0674

Pamela Whitcomb, Coordinator for the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration

Robert White, M.S., Associate Director of the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
robertj_white@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 276-7442

Jeffrey W. Williams, B.S., Sr. Programmer/Analyst, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
jeffrey_williams@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0433

Nellie Wixom, B.S., R.D., Nutrition Research Manager for the Clinical Research Center
nellie_wixom@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-4761

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Zidian Xie, Ph.D., Senior Programmer/Analyst, Research Data Integration & Analytics Group
zidian_xie@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-4398

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Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director UR CTSI, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center
martin_zand@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 273-2819