Research Staff

Sandy Barnhart, Elizabeth Liptzin DuBose, Megha Karmalkar

Research Staff Team, left to right: Elizabeth Liptzin DuBose, Sandy Barnhart, Megha Karmalkar

Cassandra J. Barnhart, MPH

Manager of Research AdministrationSandy Barnhart

UNC Department of Ophthalmology

5151 Bioinformatics Building, CB #7040

130 Mason Farm Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7040

Phone:  919-843-0076

sandy_barnhart@med.unc.edu

Education:

  • Masters of Public Health Leadership, UNC School of Public Health, 2005 - 2010
  • Tar Heel Certificate Program in Research Administration, 2004 - 2005
  • Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts, UNC School of Public Health, 2003 - 2005
  • BA, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, 1999, Sociology

Research Experience:

  • GlaxoSmithKline Pazopanib for Wet AMD Study, 2010-2012 Study Coordinator
  • ForeseeHome Study, 2010 – Present Study Co-Coordinator
  • AREDS II Study, 2006 - Present Study Co-Coordinator
  • CATT Study, 2006 - 2012 Study Co-Coordinator
  • Genentech SAILOR Study, 2005 - 2007 Study Co-Coordinator
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, 2004 - Present Study Coordinator and Monitor
  • The Standard Care vs. Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) Study, 2004 - 2009 Coordinator
  • Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Eye Study, 2004 - 2009 Study Co-Coordinator
  • Alcon Anecortave Acetate Risk Reduction Trial, 2004 - 2008 Study Coordinator
  • Genentech RhuFab VEGF Study, 2004 - 2007
  • Longitudinal Studies of Ocular Complications of Aids (LSOCA), 2002 - Present Study Coordinator and Visual Function Examiner
  • Quality of Life in Diabetes after Cataract Surgery, 2002 - 2004 Study Coordinator

Special Interests:

  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2009 - Present
  • Member, Global Health Council, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, 2004 - Present
  • Volunteer, Open Door Clinic, Wake County, 2004 - 2005
  • Diabetes Care Blindness Prevention Initiative of Wake County, 2003 – Present
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Delta, 1997 - Present


 


 

Elizabeth Liptzin DuBose, MPHElizabeth2

Senior Study Coordinator

UNC Department of Ophthalmology

5151 Bioinformatics Building, CB #7040

130 Mason Farm Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7040

Phone:  919-537-3674

elizabeth_dubose@med.unc.edu

Education:

•  Master of Public Health, UNC School of Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill 1993: Health Behavior/Health Education

•  Bachelor of Science, Vassar College, N.Y. 1988: Psychology

•  Certified Resource Specialist, Alliance of Information and Referral Systems, 2007

•  Certified North Carolina Child Care Health & Safety Consultant, 1998

Research Experience:

•  Present Study Co-Coordinator, Home Vision Monitoring in AREDS2 for Progression to Neovascular AMD Using the ForseeHome Device

•  Present Study Co-Coordinator, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network

•  Present Study Co-Coordinator The Longitudinal Study of Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA)

•  Study Co-Coordinator, Ethnicity and Pain: Biological and Psychosocial Factors. Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine 2010

•  Resource and Referral Data Manager, Family Support Network-NC  2006 - 2009

•  Research Assistant, Innovative Grant Project on Women's Health. Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC Hospitals  1992

Special Interests:

•  The Abundance Foundation, Community Outreach and Development Volunteer, 2012—Present

•  Haw River Assembly, Community Outreach and Fundraising Volunteer, 2011--Present

•  Weaver Street Market: Owner’s Visioning Task Force, 2005, Carrboro Community Fund Grant Review Committee, 2007—2008

•  Orange County Preschool Interagency Council: Treasurer/President-Elect 2002; President 2003

•  Orange County Rape Crisis Center, 1990—1998: Rape Crisis Companion, Fundraiser, Board Member. Board President, 1998-1999

•  Orange County Partnership for Young Children, Grant Review Committee, 1994—1999

 

 


 

Megha Karmalkar                                              Megha

Social/Clinical Research Assistant

UNC Department of Ophthalmology

5151 Bioinformatics Building, CB#7040

130 Mason Farm Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7040

Phone: 919-843-0087

mkarmalk@email.unc.edu

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011, Biology; Minor in Environmental Studies

Research Experience

  • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, 2012 - Present Study Coordinator
  • Longitudinal Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA), 2012 - Present Study Coordinator
  • AREDS II ForeseeHome Study, 2012 - Present Study Coordinator