BS, Washington State University
BSN University of Wisconsin
Susan Pedersen is clinical director of the IGHID and has been with the unit since 1997. Susan manages the daily operations of the IGHID, as well as represents the unit nationally in the ACTG network and provides training and mentorship to international researchers. Her research interests include clinical research implementation, international HIV trials, PMTCT, and ethics. She works primarily in Chapel Hill but also travels regularly to Malawi and Vietnam.
BSN, RN, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Becky is Coordinator for the Chapel Hill CRS and oversees CTU Quality Management and Evaluation for the UNC HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit. Previously, she held the position of Research Coordinator. Becky has been with the IGHID since March 2012.
Tania Hossain Caravella
BA, Duke University
MPH, Boston University
Tania is the director for regulatory affairs for the Division of Infectious Diseases, and has worked with the ACTU since 2006. Tania’s duties include managing the regulatory affairs department, advising on ethical issues, and serving as a liaison with the IRB, FDA, study sponsors, and other regulatory bodies worldwide. She works in the US and with research sites in Malawi, Zambia, China, and South Africa.
BSN, Villanova University
MSN, Community Health Nursing, UNC Charlotte
JoAnn is the program manager for our acute HIV studies and has been with the ACTU since 2003. Her research interests include Acute HIV and vaccine development.