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Welcome new staff at RCDRC

The research activities at the RCDRC have reached a level where we now have two study coordinators, two dental hygienists, and two dental assistant positions to support clinical research at the RCDRC. One of the dental assistant positions is currently vacant but will soon be filled.

One of the key roles in multi-clinical trials and other clinical studies is the one of the study coordinator. In studies where large numbers of subjects are enrolled the study coordinator can make life easier for the investigator.

RCDRC is pleased to have two very accomplished study coordinators:

Vanessa McDonald

Ms. McDonald received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Services. She has post-baccalaureate studies in Sciences at Northwestern University 1995-1997, Loyola University 1997-1998, and the University of Washington 1998-1999.

Ms. McDonald started her employment at RCDRC in June 1999. She has previously served as study coordinator in the department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University. She has also worked as a paralegal and has been an assistant at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Inc.

Gregory Mueller

Mr. Mueller received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Arts in 1985 at Colby College. He has studied psychology and statistics at the State University of New York at Albany, NY and at the University of Texas in Austin.

Mr. Mueller started his employment at the RCDRC in June 1999. Most recently he held a position as Research Study Assistant with the Pain Disorder Group in the Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington. He also has a background as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.