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General

Johnnie Sanchez

Compliance Assistant

646-962-8200irb@med.cornell.edu

Senior IRB Management

Melissa Epstein, PhD, MBE, CIP

Executive Director, Human Research Protections & Compliance

646-962-8200

mee4002@med.cornell.edu

Rui Ferreira, MA, CIP

Associate Director, HRP Operations

646-962-8200

ruf4003@med.cornell.edu

Sarah Leon, CIP

Assistant Director, IRB Operations

646-962-8200

sml4002@med.cornell.edu

Lauren Blumberg, MPH, MS

Assistant Director, Regulatory Compliance

646-962-8200

lab7018@med.cornell.edu

HRP Operations/IRB Support Team

Yefrenia Henriquez Taveras, MPH, MHA, CHES

Clinical Research Program Manager and Sr. Research Navigator

646-962-4093yeh7003@med.cornell.edu
Kaori Kubo Germano, PhD

Clinical Research Program Manager and Sr. Research Navigator

646-962-4086kkg4003@med.cornell.edu
Isabel Bustamente

Sr. Resaerch Compliance QA & Education Manager

646-962-4089isb4005@med.cornell.edu
Cecilia Brooke Cholka, PhD, CIP

Sr. Research Compliance QA & Education Manager

646-962-2963cbc4001@med.cornell.edu
Jessica Kisenwether, PhD, CCC-SLP, CIP

Sr. Research Compliance QA & Education Manager

646-962-2960jek4010@med.cornell.edu

Human Research Compliance Team

Lauren Odynocki

Sr. Human Research Compliance Specialist 

ClinicalTrials.gov Administrator
Reportable Events Administrator


646-962-4065
lao2003@med.cornell.edu
Kelly Ann Balem, RN, CPN

Sr. Human Research Compliance Specialist

Cancer DSMC Administrator
DSMC Educational Outreach


kab3012@med.cornell.edu
Brigitte Hardrick, BSN, RN, CCRP

Human Research Compliance Specialist

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
(ESCRO) Administrator

General DSMC Administrator

646-962-8200bgh4001@med.cornell.edu
German Jimenez  

Human Research Compliance & Reliance Manager

Single IRB Administrator
BRANYplus Administrator

646-962-4088gej4002@med.cornell.edu

Cancer IRB Team

Cynthia Franco, MHA

Manager

646-962-4055

cyf2003@med.cornell.edu

Margaret Mackenzie, MM

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-4064mam3012@med.cornell.edu
Rajvi Parmar

IRB Analyst

(646) 962-4499

rap4021@med.cornell.edu
Reba Yohannan

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-6981rvy2002@med.cornell.edu

General-Expedited IRB Team

Alyssa Wheeler, RN

Manager

646-962-4081akw4002@med.corell.edu
Spencer Campbell, MFA

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-4052spc3001@med.cornell.edu
Antoinette Kohlman, MHROD, MA, PhD

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-4479ank4020@med.cornell.edu
Alicia Caldwell

IRB Analyst

646-962-4405alc4020@med.cornell.edu
Laura Dintsch, MPA

IRB Analyst

646-962-4084lad4007@med.cornelledu
Anjani Singh, MD

IRB Analyst

646-962-4092aks4013@med.cornell.edu

General IRB Team

Kristine Pangilinan, BSN

Manager

646-962-4068krp2007@med.cornell.edu
Yaritza Saavedra

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-4070yas2008@med.cornell.edu
Jessica Ordax, MA, CIP

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-2960

jeo4012@med.cornell.edu

Karen Hawkins

Sr. IRB Analyst

646-962-8200

kbh4007@med.cornell.edu

Brandon Bryan

IRB Analyst

646-962-7068brb7013@med.cornell.edu
Lindsay Ropchock, JD

IRB Analyst

646-962-4090lir4007@med.cornell.edu
Kortney Rogers, MHA

IRB Analyst

646-962-4091kor7002@med.cornell.edu

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