Staff

 

 


Adrienne Albano

BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Adrienne is a Clinical Research Associate and has been with the ACTU since July 2011. She works on multiple ACTG studies. Working remotely from Okinawa, Japan.


Kathryn Aldrich

BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kathryn is a Regulatory Assistant and has been with the ACTU since September 2009.

Paul Camarena

BS, MA, CHES East Carolina University


Paul is the Patient Care Coordinator and has been with the ACTU since June 2010. Paul's duties include providing logistical support to clinicians for study participation. In addition, he interprets for Spanish-speaking subjects and translates documents for the regulatory affairs department. Paul also manages the Health on Wheels program.

Davina Chen

BS, Cornell University

Davina is our Research Screener and has been with the ACTU/CFAR since May 2013.

Amanda Crooks

BS, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Amanda is a research assistant. Her duties involve working primarily with leukapheresis, Vorinostat and Argos studies. She is also concluding work with CHAVI studies and remains very active with various projects for Dr. David Margolis.

 

Erin S. Hoffman

BS, James Madison University

Erin is a Research Specialist and has been with the ACTU since December 2010. She currently works on A5001 and CID 1213. Previous studies: A5251, A5298, Flu 002 and Flu 003.

Nazneen Howerton

BS, University of Oklahoma

Nazneen is the regulatory coordinator and has been with the ACTU since September 1998.  Her research interests include HIV, autism and ulcerative colitis.  Her job is to prepare and submit regulatory materials for all studies to the sponsor, CTRC, IRB and RCC.  She does this for studies at UNC, as well as our associated sites at Regional Center for Infectious Disease, Wake County Health Department and sites in Malawi, Lusaka, Zambia, South Africa and China.

Javacia Jackson

BA, Winston-Salem State University

Javacia is the Data Coordinator.  Her responsibilities include quality control of research records, responding to database queries, and database maintenance. She has been with the ACTU since May 2012.

Catherine Kronk

BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Catherine is the data manager and has been with the ACTU since August 2008.  Her job includes quality control and quality assurance of research records, creation of source documentation, and database maintenance.

Dania Munson

BA, University of Virginia

Dania is a regulatory coordinator and has been with the ACTU since January of 2008.  Dania handles all IRB and Department of Corrections submissions, queries, and issues to ensure that studies are IRB and DOC approved. She works primarily with the Acute Infection and Prison groups.

Jonathan Oakes

BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jonathan is a Research Specialist who has been with the ACTU since 2009. He coordinates 10-0472 (stroke study). Previously: A5254, A5258, IRC 001, A5001, A5286

Debbie Pettus

BS, University of Rhode Island


Debbie is a data assistant and has been with the ACTU since October 2010. Her responsibilities include quality control of research records, responding to database queries, data entry and randomization of subjects.

Juan Santiago

BS, Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico

Juan is the ACTU Research Technician and has been with the group since November 2011. His roles include the processing of all time-sensitive specimens; maintaining inventory and appropriate lab data for study samples; coordination of all lab-related materials for industry studies; and managment of distribution and custody of all research-pertinent samples for new protocols.

Megan Telfer

BS, East Carolina University

Megan is a research assistant and has been with the ACTU since April 2012. She assists various study coordinators and works with a variety of ACTG protocols.

Mandy Tipton

Licensed Practical Nurse, US Army

Mandy is a Clinical Research Associate and has been with the ACTU since January 2013. She's been with UNC's Division of Infectious Diseases since February 2000, previously working for the Center for AIDS Research and, prior to that, in the Infectious Diseases Clinic at UNC Hospitals.