Office of the Clinical Director at CCR

Leadership

William Dahut, MD.
William Dahut, MD. Clinical Director 240.760.6070
  • Oversight of clinical care, patient care and quality assurance
  • Management of the scientific review process
  • Clinical research training
  • Regulatory oversight and compliance monitoring
  • Authorization of medical staff credentials
Cheryl Royce, MSN, NP
Cheryl Royce, MSN, NP Deputy Clinical Director 240.760.6186
  • Supervision and management of OCD program offices
  • Patient safety, clinical operations and administration
  • Managerial oversight of policies and procedures

Biostatistics and Data Management Section

Seth Steinberg, PhD
Seth Steinberg, PhD Head, Biostatistics and Data Management Section 240.276.5563
  • Statistical design and review of clinical trials
  • Data analysis
  • Consultation on statistical topics

Clinical Pharmacology Program

William Doug Figg Sr., PharmD, MBA
William Doug Figg Sr., PharmD, MBA Senior Investigator and Program Director 240.760.6179
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacometrics
Cody Peer, PhD, MS
Cody Peer, PhD, MS Staff Scientist 240.858.3204
  • Bioanalytical assay development and validation
  • Pharmacokinetic analyses
  • Exposure/response analyses
  • Nonclinical and clinical study design
Tristan Sissung, PhD, MS
Tristan Sissung, PhD, MS Staff Scientist 240.858.3209
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Translational studies
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Preclinical drug development
Diana Roame
Diana Roame Research Technician 240.858.3207
  • Update patient/protocol files in database
  • Assist with lab duties
  • Request/ship specimens
Veronica Krevinko, MS
Veronica Krevinko, MS Medical Technologist 240.858.3198
  • Monitoring, quality control/editing of data in laboratory database
  • Isolation of cells and DNA for testing
  • Specimen processing, receiving and shipping
Keith Schmidt
Keith Schmidt Pharmacist 240.858.3208
  • Clinical protocol design
  • Clinical research support
  • Patient care
  • Pharmacokinetic analysis
  • Preclinical data analysis
Trung Pham, MS
Trung Pham, MS Biologist 240.858.3205
  • Blood & Tissue Processing Core (BTPC) supervisor’s assistant
  • Biospecimen coordinator & processor
Turina Lewis
Turina Lewis Research Associate I 240.760.6180
  • Process and store biological samples
Paula Carter, MSA, BSN
Paula Carter, MSA, BSN Nurse Consultant 240.858.3191
  • Operations management of Blood and Tissue Processing Core laboratory (BTPC)
  • Coordination with research nurses
  • Biospecimen collection resource for study design
Sheryl Ehrlich, MA
Sheryl Ehrlich, MA Biologist 240.858.3192
  • Processing samples from patients
  • Extracting DNA and cells from blood
  • Editing lab matrix data
  • Shipping biological material
Paul Nolen
Paul Nolen Medical Technologist 240.760.6180
  • Specimen processing, receiving and shipping
  • Isolation of cells and DNA for testing

Clinical Research Support Services

Allison Wise
Allison Wise Director 240.781.4017
  • Contracts
  • Data management
  • Monitoring
  • Clinical research databases

Medical Oncology Service

James Gulley, MD, PhD
James Gulley, MD, PhD Director 301.480.7164
  • Medical oncology quality
  • Medical oncology efficiency
  • MOS clinical fellowship programs

Office of Education and Compliance

Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN
Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN Director 240.858.3747
  • Clinical research orientation and continuing education
  • Clinical research compliance
  • Regulatory consultation
  • CCR polices and SOPs

Office of Sponsor and Regulatory Oversight

Shy Shorer, MD, EJD, MBA
Shy Shorer, MD, EJD, MBA Director 240.276.5096
  • Managing and overseeing OSRO resource allocation, activities and contracts
  • COR for OSRO support contract
  • Safety Oversight and SAE evaluation
  • FDA Sponsor Representative
Rita Misra, PhD, MPH
Rita Misra, PhD, MPH Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Specialist/FDA Strategy and Communication Lead 301.624.8763
  • Oversees INDs, IDEs and master files
  • Coordinates FDA meetings and communications
  • Facilitates exchange of information between CCR and Pharma collaborators
Hilda Grabczewski, PhD
Hilda Grabczewski, PhD Regulatory Affairs Specialist 240.276.6002
  • IND management
Fatima Rasulova-Lewis, PhD
Fatima Rasulova-Lewis, PhD IND Manager 301.624.1287
  • IND management
Santosh Karunakaran
Santosh Karunakaran IND Manager 301.631.3012
  • IND management
Sheila Keels
Sheila Keels Senior Clinical Protocol Coordinator 301.624.1252
  • Document management
Nancy Templeton, PhD
Nancy Templeton, PhD CMC Specialist 301.631.3037
  • CMC and quality expertise
Jeff Carrico, PharmD, BCPS
Jeff Carrico, PharmD, BCPS Lead, Operations and Investigational Drug/Device Research 240.276.7614
  • Pharmaceutical support / investigational agent support
  • Oversight and regulatory compliance
Angelita Ray, RN, BSN
Angelita Ray, RN, BSN Operations Coordinator 240.276.5646
  • Clinical site monitoring
  • Essential regulatory documents
Tamica Smith, MS, CCRP
Tamica Smith, MS, CCRP Operations Coordinator 240.276.7616
  • Clinical site monitoring
  • Essential regulatory documents
Joni Love, RN, BSN
Joni Love, RN, BSN Safety Oversight Coordinator, Task Area Leader Safety 240.276.6628
  • Serious adverse reporting for CCR held INDs
Megan Vaughan, BSN, RN, CCRP
Megan Vaughan, BSN, RN, CCRP Safety Oversight Coordinator 240.858.7005
  • Serious adverse reporting for CCR held INDs
Trinka Coster, MD
Trinka Coster, MD Medical Monitor 301.524.7045
  • Safety oversight
  • SAE evaluation
  • Signal detection
Venus Shahamatdar, MD
Venus Shahamatdar, MD Medical Monitor 240.276.7965
  • Safety oversight
  • SAE evaluation
  • Signal detection
Barbara (Barb) Butler, PhD
Barbara (Barb) Butler, PhD Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist 240.276.6463
  • Quality management system
  • Document control
  • Training

Office of Research Nursing (ORN)

Corrine Keen, RN, MS
Corrine Keen, RN, MS Acting Director 240.760.6097
  • ORN staffing, policy, and initiatives
  • ORN and branch collaborations
Christine Bryla, RN, MSN
Christine Bryla, RN, MSN Team Lead 240.281.1315
  • Manage team of research nurses in the ORN
  • Support professional development of research nurses
  • Provide mentorship and team building support
Andy Gillespie, RN, MS
Andy Gillespie, RN, MS Team Lead 301.318.0631
  • Manage team of research nurses in the ORN
  • Support professional development of research nurses
  • Provide mentorship and team building support
Arlene Berman, RN, MSN
Arlene Berman, RN, MSN Supervisory Research Nurse Specialist 240.760.6096
  • Manage team of research nurses in the ORN
  • Support professional development of research nurses
  • Provide mentorship and team building support
Kathleen Wyvill, BSN, RN
Kathleen Wyvill, BSN, RN Supervisory Nurse Specialist, Research 301.655.9378
  • Manage team of research nurses in the ORN
  • Support professional development of research nurses
  • Provide mentorship and team building support
Deborah Allen, RN, OCN
Deborah Allen, RN, OCN Team Lead 240.760.6184
  • Manage team of research nurses in the ORN
  • Support professional development of research nurses
  • Provide mentorship and team building support

Protocol Support Office

Stacie Jeter, MS
Stacie Jeter, MS Director 301.624.8799
  • Protocol navigation oversight and activities
  • Scientific review committee (SRC) administration
  • Safety monitoring committee (SMC) administration
  • IRBO/OHSRP liaison

Office Administration

Jasmine Abdi
Jasmine Abdi Program Specialist 240.858.3046
  • Administrative and programmatic support to the Office of the Clinical Director
Quanita L. Tyler
Quanita L. Tyler Program Specialist 240.858.3046
  • Office of Research Nursing administrative support