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Elizabeth Bartrum, FNP-BC, MHS


Elizabeth Bartrum, FNP-BC, MHS is the Chair for the Combined NeuroScience IRB office She received her Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and her family nurse practitioner degree from George Mason University. She has been at NIH for more than 19 years, previously working as a staff nurse on the inpatient Neurology unit, and then for more than 7 years as a FNP on the Neurology consult service. Prior to working at NIH, she worked as an International Fellow at the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh and as a Research Associate with the HIV Dementia group at the Johns Hopkins University.



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Sandra Bonifant, MS, CIP


Sandra Bonifant, BS, CIP, is a Clinical Protocol Coordinator for the Combined NeuroScience IRB office and is primarily responsible for Blue Panel activities. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in Biological Sciences and Psychology and her Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management from Drexel University, School of Medicine.  She joined the CNS IRB in July 2011 and became a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) in 2014.  Previously she spent 4 years as the Project Specialist for the Cognitive NeuroScience Section of NINDS, coordinating the Warfighter Head Injury Study at NIH and, 5 years prior to that, coordinating the Vietnam Head Injury Study – Phase III at the National Naval Medical Center.



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Angela Chambers, BA


Angela Chambers, BA is a Protocol Coordinator for the Combined NeuroScience IRB office. She provides technical support for PTMS user’s, supports and organizes the White Panel IRB meetings and provides pre-review for NIMH, NCCIH and NINDS submitted actions. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, from Claflin University. She has been at NIH for 7 years. Before joining the CNS IRB office, she worked in the Office of Protocol Services and prior to that with the Protocol Information Office for NCI’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP).



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Michael Chapple


Mike Chapple is a protocol coordinator in the Combined NeuroScience IRB office. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the SUNY Institute of Technology. Mike was credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in 1998 and as a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) in 2008. He joined the CNS IRB office in 2007 and has been working at the NIH since 1999, previously in the Medical Records Department and the Office of Protocol Services. He has served as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the NIH IRB Professional Administrators Committee (IPAC).



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Dana McCray


Dana McCray is a Protocol Coordinator for the Combined NeuroScience IRB office. In her current role, she pre-reviews NINDS, NIMH, NIDCD, CC and NICHD protocols for the IRB. She has been at NIH for more than 10 years, previously working as a Patient Care Coordinator, and then in the Office of the Chief for the Surgical Neurology Branch of NINDS.


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Cecile Shindell, CIP


Cecile Shindell has been working in clinical research since 1995. She was a research associate at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She began working with the NIDA IRB in 2006, and the Combined NeuroScience IRB in 2011.



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Nanette Suksta, BS


Nanette Suksta is the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Protocol Coordinator and Navigator. She has been working with NIDCD for over twelve years and as the NIDCD Protocol Coordinator/Navigator for eleven. Nanette coordinates with both the Combined NeuroScience (CNS) IRB office and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) IRB office and serves as the liaison between the NIDCD investigators and the IRB offices. Nanette has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Valdosta. Nanette has also worked as a Respiratory Therapy Tech in a Southern Maryland Hospital for 5 years, a Senior QC/QA Tech for several chemical plants, an Indexer/Abstractor NASA and a QA/QC Contractor/Abstractor for Medicare, Medicaid, and U.S. Military Facilities.

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