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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health
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Program Clinical Staff

In addition to our faculty members, there is a dedicated staff of clinicians and clinical assistants supporting the activities of the program. The NIH does not have internal medicine residents, and many of these staff take the place of residents in assisting faculty, fellows, and scholars in the research and care of our patients. Nurse Practitioners follow their own cohorts of patients and work closely with the fellows on their patients. Research Nurse Specialists coordinate informed consent, visits, care, testing and research sample procurement for patients on active research protocols. Other staff assist with the preparation and revision of clinical research protocols. Monitoring and regulatory compliance for interventional clinical trials is handled by the sponsor or contract staff. We also use a state-of-the-art clinical database developed at the NIH, the Clinical Trials Database (CTDB).

April Brundidge, RN
Research Nurse Specialists

Dawn Chapelle, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Michael Davis, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Shaila Faroque
Protocol Support Assistant

Alice Fike, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Clinic

Donna Hardwick, RN
Research Nurse Specialists

Patrycja Hoffmann, NP
Nurse Practicioner, NHGRI

Ann Jones, RN
Research Nurse Specialist, NHGRI

Elizabeth Joyal, RN
Research Nurse Specialists

Eileen Lange, RN
Research Nurse

Isabel Ochoa-Navas
Medical Assistant, Community Health Clinic

Nicole Plass, RN
Research Nurse Specialists

Yinghui Shi
Clinical Sample Coordinator

Fante Sillah
Patient Care Coordinator

Yuan Su
Clinical Database Manager

Cheryl Talar-Williams
Clinical Operations Manager

Maureen Wilburn
Patient Scheduling Assistant

JC Urdinola
Clinic Coordinator, Community Health Clinic

Milded Wilson, RN
Research Nurse Specialists

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