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Nana BennettLeadership

Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS is the CTSI Strategy and Collaborations PI, chair of the CTSI Strategic Leadership Group, and leads the Community and Collaboration and Hub Capacity Cores. She is the Director of the Center for Community Health, a Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Associate Vice President of URMC.

 

 

                        Martin

Martin Zand, MD, PhD is the CTSI Administrative and Operations PI. He directs the Administrative and Translational Network Cores, and chairs the CTSI Operations Committee. He is the CTSI liaison to the Institute for Data Science, the URMC Clinical Analytics and Population Health Committee, and the Center for Integrated Research Computer. He is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Director for the Research Center for Health Informatics, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research.

 

Eric

 

Eric P. Rubinstein, JD, MPH, MBA is the CTSI Chief of Staff. Mr. Rubinstein earned his MPH from the University of Massachusetts, his JD from Suffolk Law School, and MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He has been actively involved with the CTSA Program since 2007. Mr. Rubinstein provides senior administrative oversight for all financial and operational management of the Rochester CTSI, including CLIC.

 

Debbie

 

Deborah J. Ossip, PhD, is the Director of the Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Co-Director of CLIC.

 

 

Tim Dye, PhD

Tim Dye, PhD is the PI for the TL1 Training Program. He is the Director of the PhD program in Translational Biomedical Science. He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with joint appointments in the departments of Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Medical Informatics. He serves as the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

BobRobert Holloway, MD, MPH is the Core Director and PI for the UR-KL2 Career Development Program. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

                                       Faculty and Staff

Joan

Joan E. Adamo, PhD is Director of the Office of Regulatory Support, Function Leader for Regulatory Knowledge and Support and Planning Coordinator for the Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Function within the CTSI.

 

 

PatPatricia D. Ames, PhD, CCRC, is the Director of the Office of Clinical Research. Dr. Ames' PhD is in Public Health, focusing on Epidemology. She has been a certified research coordinator since 2000 and has more than 25 years experience in clinical research administration and program development.

 

 

AmandaAmanda Avallone is a Staff Accountant in the CTSI.

SteveSteven Barnett, MD is the Function Leader for Integrating Special Populations. He is also the Director and Principal Investigator for the National Center for Deaf Health Research, and is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.

 

 

David Bushinsky

 

David Bushinsky, MD, is a co-Function Leader for Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies. He is a Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology. He is Chief of the Nephrology Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine.

 

 

ByrdVenita Byrd is a Secretary supporting CTSI department management, the Clinical Research Center, and the Informatics Branch.

 

 

 

JackZhe (Jack) Chang, M.Sc. is Senior Research Informaticist and Coordinator of the Informatics Technical Infrastructure Cluster, Coordinator of the Informatics Data Cluster, and a Member of the Informatics Education Cluster. He is a Senior Associate in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology.

 

 

KatieKatie Crane is an Administrative Assistant in the CTSI.

JohnJohn P. Cullen, PhD is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and also serves as the Assistant Director with the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester.

 AmandaAmanda Davin is a Senior Programmer Analyst with Academic IT.

PatrickPatrick Donaghue , MBA, EA is an Accountant in the CLIC.

 

 

 

E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA

 

E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA is the Co-Leader for the Trial Innovation Center Function, a KL2 Steering Committee Member and Co-Director of the KL2 Translational Specialization in Enabling Technologies. He serves as Faculty in the Translational Network Science Function and is a Member of the Informatics Data Cluster. He is the Director of the Center for Health and Technology (CHet) and holds the David M. Levy Professorship in Neurology. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Center for Health and Technology.

AnnAnn Dozier, RN, PhD is the Function Leader for Evaluation and Continuous Improvement and the Recruitment and Retention Unit. She is the Albert David Kaiser Chair of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Professor in the Center for Community Health, and Professor of Clinical Nursing in the Department of Nursing (SON).

CarrieCarrie Dykes, PhD is the Director of Research Services in the CTSI and supports the Community and Collaboration, Research Methods, and Network Capacity cores.

KarenKaren Ely is an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Clinical Research.

KevinKevin Fiscella, MD, MPH co-directs the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network (GR-PBRN) and is the Function Leader for Multidisciplinary Team Science. He is a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.

Nancy Gillam, LPN

 

Nancy Gillam, LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center.

 

JudyJudy Grastorf is the Administrative Assistant for Dr. Martin Zand.

 

 

 

GrecoBrittany Greco, CCRA, is the Senior Metrics and Analytics Coordinator in the Office of Clinical Research.

 

 

 

Theresa Green, PhD, MBA

 

Theresa Green, PhD, MBA is the Education Coordinator for Community Engagement and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health.

GrossRobert Gross, MD, PhD is the Director of the Academic Research Track (ART) and a Professor of Neurology.

RonnieRonnie Guillet, MD, PhD is the Program Coordinator for the Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology.

Sue Haefner, RN

 

Sue Haefner, RN is a Research Nurse in the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center.

HeiningerSusanne Heininger is a Research Coordinator and Participant Navigator.

JeanneJeanne Holden-Wiltse, MPH, MBA, is the Director of Informatics. Ms. Holden-Wiltse earned her MPH, concentration in Epidemiology, from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health and her MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business.

HoltKathleen Holt, PhD is the Coordinator of the Population Health Informatics Cluster and a Member of the Informatics Education Cluster. She is a Staff Scientist in the Center for Community Health and CTSI.

ShelbyShelby Johnson is an Administrative Assistant in the CTSI.

TomThomas Kist is a Staff Accountant in the CTSI.

LewisVivian Lewis, MD is the Chair of the Mentor Development Working Group. She is the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

DongmeiDongmei Li, PhD is a Coordinator for the Informatics Analysis Cluster, an Analytic Methods instructor in the Informatics Education Cluster, and a member of the Population Health Informatics Cluster. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and CTSI.

LittleMary Little is the Administrative Manager for the CTSI. She coordinates CTSI funding programs and supports the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

LyonsMary Lyons is the Financial Administrator for the CTSI.

Camille

 

Camille Martina, PhD is a Program Evaluator for the Mentor Development Core Working Group. She is a Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Environmental Medicine.

 

 

AlainaAlaina Maiorano is the Pre-doctoral Education Coordinator, which includes the PhD in Translational Biomedical Science, Academic Research Track (ART), and Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate programs.

 

 

McAnarneyElizabeth McAnarney, MD, is a co-Function Leader for Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies. She is Professor and Chair Emerita of the Department of Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry.

MillerAnn Miller, RN is Nurse Manager for the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

 

 

 

Gary Noronha, MD

 

Gary Noronha, MD is Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice Based Research Network (GR-PBRN) and a member of the UNYTE Executive Committee. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical for the Center for Community Health.

Kerry O'Banion, MD, PhD

 

Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD is the Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and serves as Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

PalloSusanne Pallo, PhD is the Science Writer and Public Relations Associate in the CTSI.

 

 

 

MasonMason Parmelee is a Staff Accountant in the CTSI.

 

 

Robin Peck

Robin Peck is the Nutrition Research Supervisor in the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

 

 

PintoDavid Pinto, RN is a Clinical Research Informaticist and Coordinator of the EHR Cluster in the CTSI's Informatics Core.

 

 

 

RabinowitzKaren Rabinowitz, JD is the function leader for the Trial Innovation Unit and Assistant Dean for Research Administration and Regulatory Affairs. She is Legal Counsel and Associate Director for the Center for Health and Technology (CHet).

RichDavid Rich, ScD, MPH is a Consultant for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design for the CTSI and is Associate Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Environmental Medicine.

 

 

RoseroSpencer Rosero, MD is Associate Director of the CTSI's Clinical Research Center. He is Associate Professor of Medicine, and Director, Cardiology Clinical Research.

EddieEdward M.Schwarz, PhD is a co-Function Leader for Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies. He is the Burton Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research.

GioGiovanni Schifitto, MD, MS is the Director of the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center and Function Leader for Participant and Clinical Interactions. He is a Professor of Neurology and Imaging Sciences.

ScottScott Steele, PhD is the Director of Regulatory Science Programs. He is the Deputy Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Robert Straderman, Sc.D.

Robert Strawderman, Sc.D. is a co-Function Leader for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design. He is the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, and Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics.

 

 

 

SuterMelissa Suter, M.Ed.,  is the Education Coordinator for Postdoctoral and Workforce Development, which includes the KL2 Career Development Program, Population Health Postdoc Program, Rochester Postdoc Partnership, Mentor Development Core, Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp, Regulatory Science and FDA training.

 

 

Carlos

Carlos Swanger, MD is Co- Director of the Greater Rochester Practice Based Network (GR-PBRN). He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical at the Center for Community Health.

 

 

Royce Roycelyn Tisdale, MSHA, is the Project Facilitator for the Office of Clinical Research.

 

 

SallySally W. Thurston, PhD is a Consultant in the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Function in the Research Methods Core. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and the Cancer Center.

Edward VanEdwin VanWijngaarden, PhD is co-Function Leader for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design. He is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, Dentistry, Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and the Center for Community Health.

 

 

KarenKaren Vitale is the Program Manager for the Greater Rochester Practice Based Research Network (GR-PBRN) and the UNYTE Translational Research Network.

 

 

 

Betty Elizabeth (Betty) Wayman, MS, is a Senior Analyst in the CTSI.

 

 

 

Nellie Wixom, RD

 

Nellie Wixom, RD is the Nutrition Research Manager in the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD

 

Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD is Co-Director of the KL2 Translational Specialization in Enabling Technologies. He is the Director of Heart Research for the Department of Medicine, Cardiology, and Professor in the Department of Medicine, Cardiology Heart Research.

Sharyl

Sharyl Zaccaglino is the Director of Research Quality and Compliance and the Function Leader for Quality and Efficiency.