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Research Administration Leadership Team

Jeffrey Kahn MD, PhD- Medical Director of Research

  • Provides oversight of Research Administration compliance, and adherence of medical and clinical functions.

Brenda Paulsen Med, VP Research

  • Provides oversight of Research Administration compliance, and adherence of medical and clinical functions.

Deborah Town RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC- Sr. Director of Research Administration

  • Provides general oversight of Research Administration compliance, and adherence of ancillary administrative and clinical functions.
  • Facilitates research credentialing for external researchers
  • Facilitates research data requests

Victoria Brown PhD, MBA, CHRC-  Director of Research Administration

  • Provides general oversight of Clinical Research staff (Coordinators, Associates, and Allied Health Professionals) within Research Department at Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Facilitates Research Labor and Services Contracts
  • Facilitates Facility Use and other Research-related Agreements (e.g., DUA, CDA)
  • Facilitates External IRB Reliance Agreements
  • Research Policies and Procedures
  • Research Department Infrastructure and Operational Oversight
  • Children’s Clinical Research Advisory Committee (CCRAC) Grant applications
  • Service Package Grant applications
  • Decedent Research requests
  • Quality Initiatives vs. Research requests

Greg Gramling- Business Manager (research.finance@childrens.com)

  • Provides oversight of financial aspects of the research initiatives at Children’s Health
  • Billing compliance
  • Research pricing for Service Order Agreement (SOA)

Andrew Hebert, MA, RRT, CCRC / Kara Lorduy, PhD – Team Leaders, Research Administration

  • Research Coordinator Study Assignments
  • Staffing requests

Mike Molai, BS – Team Leader, Quality and Research Education

  • Provides oversight of quality and education research initiatives at Children’s Health
  • Serves as lead Facility Reviewer of Children’s Health Performance Site Approval (PSA) application
  • Serves as a resource for PSA process for all researchers at Children’s Health
  • Leads efforts for Quality Reviews of Clinical Research

William Jones MS, CCRP - Clinical Research Educators  (research.education@childrens.com)

  • Provide oversight and assessment of the educational needs of the Research faculty and staff at Children’s Health
  • Clinical Research Continuing Education and Training
  • Conference/Symposium/Workshop Coordination
  • CME/CNE/CEU coordination
  • Kita Cathey, MEd, CHC, CHPC, CHRC- Clinical Research Quality Specialist
  • Primarily serves as a Facility Reviewer of Children’s Health PSA applications
  • Performs Quality Reviews

Jayni George, RN, MHA, MBA - Clinical Research Quality Specialist

  • Primarily performs initial review of SOAs
  • Serves as Facility Reviewer of Children’s Health PSA applications
  • Performs Quality Reviews

Taylor Gheen – Research Informatics System Analyst

  • Performs all research data requests
  • EPIC Administrator
  • REDCap Administrator

Alisia Berry, Research Administration Coordinator 214-456-6220

  • Provides support, coordination, and assistance for Research Administration
  • Primary contact for Research administration