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As a leader in pediatric medicine, we depend on the contributions of a large support staff, whose expertise and dedication serve to facilitate the division's administrative, clinical, education and research operations.


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David Jackson Clinical Fellow
Roberto Mendez
Clinical Biochemical Genetics Lab Fellow

Clinical Staff

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Mariele Anneling, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor (919) 660-8807
Stephanie DeArmey, MHS, PA-C Physician Assistant
(919) 681-1946
Sarah Hart, PhD, MS, MA Genetic Counselor (919) 613-8307
Erin Huggins, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor (919) 613-0948
Courtney Jensen, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor

(919) 681-2410

Caitlin McCoy, BSN, RN Clinical Nurse II (919) 681-1701
Mary McGhan, MSN, RN Clinical Nurse II (919) 681-1701
Erica Nading, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
(919) 681-2774
Surekha Pendyal, MSc, MEd, RD Dietician (919) 681-1932
Kacie Riley, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
(919) 684-3127
Khoon Tan, MD Consulting Associate  

Research and Laboratory Diagnostics Staff

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Janet Blount, BA Clinical Research Coordinator I (919) 681-7962
Brenda Branchaud Regulatory Coordinator

(919) 681-9502

Elizabeth Brooks, DVM Staff Veterinarian (919) 668-6199
Yasmeen Bruton Assistant Research Practice manager
Su Jin Choi, PhD Postdoctoral Associate (919) 668-6196
Nicole Clark, BS Research Technician II
(Crawford Lab)
(919) 684-8196
Sabrina Collias Research Tech II (Bissig Lab) (919) 660-2597
Ankit Desai, MBBS Postdoctoral Associate (919) 613-6310
William Eisner Research Tech II
Leticia Flores Clinical Research Specialist, Sr.
Shelly Goomber, PhD Postdoctoral Associate (919) 613-6310
Sang Oh Han Research Associate, Sr.

(919) 681-9925

Ghada Hijazi, MD Postdoctoral Associate
Carla Johnson Senior Data Technician (919) 668-6139
Seung-Hye Jung, PhD Regulatory Coordinator (919) 681-1984
Songtao Li Lab Research Analyst II
Jeong-A Lim Research Scientist
Cheng Lu Lab Research Analyst I
Neelam Makhijani, MD Postdoctoral Associate
Sireesha Murala, MBBS Postdoctoral Associate
Gretchen Nichting, BA Clinical Research Coordinator I (919) 660-0757
Eleanor Rodriguez-Rossi, MPH Clinical Research Coordinator I (919) 613-1219
Alexias Safi Lab Research Analyst I
Kelly Schoch, MS, CGC Clinical Research Genetic Counselor

(919) 681-2772

Lingyun Song Bioinformatician II
Rebecca Spillman, MS, CGC Clinical Research Genetic Counselor (919) 668-1340
Grace Stafford Clinical Research Specialist, Sr. (919) 668-1347
Jennifer Sullivan, MS, CGC Clinical Research Genetic Counselor (919) 681-1991
William Thayer Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator
Melissa Usoz Clinical Research Coordinator
Nicole Walley Clinical Research Coordinator
Matthew Weinrub Research Tech II
Lauren Workman Clinical Research Coordinator (919) 660-0758
Ming Xu, RN, MSN Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator III (919) 681-1945
Haiqing Yi Research Associate, Senior

 Administrative Staff

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Patsy Chase
Staff Assistant-Clinical Scheduling
(919) 681-2524
Sandra Durden
Staff Assistant-Clinical Scheduling
(919) 684-0307
Beverly Foushee, AAS
Staff Assistant
Division Administration 
(919) 681-9854
Ashley Mahan Staff Assistant-Clinical Scheduling

(919) 668-6157

Carla Rose
Staff Assistant, Division Administration
(919) 681-2787
Scott Mofield Senior Business Manager (919) 684-3486
Gary Phillips Administrative Coordinator (919) 684-7003
Elizabeth Sasser Fellowship Program Coordinator (919) 684-9140
Danielle Young Staff Assistant, Division Administration (919) 660-7597