Clinical Research Team

We believe that great science, novel therapeutics and a robust offering of clinical trials distinguish Duke as a destination for patients seeking the most advanced treatments, often with therapies not available anywhere else.
We Believe

We believe that great science, novel therapeutics and a robust offering of clinical trials distinguish Duke as a destination for patients seeking the most advanced treatments, often with therapies not available anywhere else.

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center Clinical Research Team conducts a variety of research efforts to support principal investigators. The team is comprised of research nurses, clinical trial coordinators, data managers and regulatory staff, and has experience in enrollment to Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Supportive Care and Quality of Life studies. The team collaborates with physician investigators and basic scientists to translate lab science and discoveries into Phase 1 clinical trials. 

 

Research Nurses and Clinical Research Coordinators

Clinical research nurses and coordinators are responsible for keeping each phase of the trial on track, and must possess sharp organizational and operational skills in order to adhere to detailed protocols. They oversee a variety of procedures, including (but not limited to) recruiting patients, facilitating participant care and follow-ups, maintaining sponsor compliance and adherence to FDA regulations, and collecting data. Providing optimal patient care and keeping trial records accurate and up-to-date, our clinical research nurses and coordinators help make more effective treatment methods possible.

 

Denise Jaggers, RN, CRC III, Lead
Denise Jaggers, RN, CRC III, Lead
Clinical Research Nurse Team
Chevelle Bullock, BSN, RN, OCN
Chevelle Bullock, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Research Nurse Team
Melody Goldston, BSN, RN
Melody Goldston, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Team
Laura Gorski, RN, BA
Laura Gorski, RN, BA
Clinical Trials Research Nurse Coordinator
Stevie Threatt, BA, CRC Senior, Lead
Stevie Threatt, BA, CRC Senior, Lead
Clinical Research Coordinator Team
Sarah Woodring, CRC II
Sarah Woodring, CRC II
Clinical Research Coordinator Team
Ashley Walter, BS, MSN
Ashley Walter, BS, MSN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator
Erin Severance, BS, MA
Erin Severance, BS, MA
Clinical Research Coordinator
Nicole Cort, BS
Nicole Cort, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator
Joy West, CTA I
Joy West, CTA I
Clinical Trials Assistant

 

Data Management Team

Members of the Data Management Team (DMT) combine their medical and information technology (IT) experience to operate a complex data management system within The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Among other duties, the DMT collects data from patient charts, medical records, interviews, questionnaires, diagnostic tests, and other sources. The DMT then codes this collected data and prepares appropriate documentation, enters data into study-specific data repositories, and assures that all blood samples, cultures, tissues and other specimens for laboratory analyses are obtained and collected per protocol. The team strives together to improve clinical research via data management and development of novel IT strategies.

 

Eric S. Lipp, CRC III, Lead
Eric S. Lipp, CRC III, Lead
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Katie Hahn
Katie Hahn
Clinical Research Specialist, Sr.
Matthew Blivin, BS
Matthew Blivin, BS
Clinical Research Specialist, Sr.
Song Boucree, BS, MPH
Song Boucree, BS, MPH
Clinical Research Specialist, Sr.
Charles (Chip) Loughlin
Clinical Research Specialist, Sr.

 

Regulatory Coordinators

The Regulatory Team is responsible for submitting and maintaining the necessary documentation in order to conduct clinical trials in both a compliant and safe manner.  The team communicates with the Food and Drug Administration, the Duke Institutional Review Board, the Duke Cancer Protocol Committee, and external review boards, as well as other regulatory committees both internal and external to Duke. They also work with sponsors and supporters of Duke’s clinical trials to facilitate the opening of new trials, maintain regulatory compliance of current trials, and close trials at their completion. The Duke Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality staff supports the FDA Regulatory submission process for all applicable trials and works collaboratively with The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center's Regulatory team. 

 
 
Elizabeth S. Miller, BA, Lead
Elizabeth S. Miller, BA, Lead
Senior Regulatory Coordinator
Maria Waynette Freeman, RN, BSN
Maria Waynette Freeman, RN, BSN
Regulatory Coordinator II
Deborah Iden, BA
Deborah Iden, BA
Regulatory Coordinator II
Kendra Boyd, MS
Kendra Boyd, MS
Regulatory Coordinator I
Brian Crouch, Ph.D.
Brian Crouch, Ph.D.
Research Program Leader
Shankari Rajangam, Ph.D.
Shankari Rajangam, Ph.D.
Regulatory Coordinator