Committee Roster

SCRIHS Roster of Members July 2017 – June 2020 (Revised –10/15/2018)

SCRIHS Member

 

Appointed Alternate

 

Megan Adami, Pharm.D. 
Simmons Cancer Institute
SIU School of Medicine
Kathy Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research/Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Thomas Ala, M.D.           
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
SIU School of Medicine

Sajjad Mueed, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
SIU School of Medicine

Jeffrey Bennett, M.D.                  
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
SIU School of Medicine

Obiora Onwuameze, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
SIU School of Medicine

Laurent Brard, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG
2nd Vice Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
SIU School of Medicine

Arturo Garza-Cavazos, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
SIU School of Medicine

Cindy Davidsmeyer
Director of Community Support
Simmons Cancer Institute
SIU School of Medicine

 

Tamra Davidson, RPh
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
St. John's Hospital

William Torricelli, RPh
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
St. John's Hospital

Julienne Davis (Non-Scientist Member)
(Community Member)
The Real Estate Group

Joseph Houston (Non Scientist Member)
Business/Administrative Associate
Center for Clinical Research
SIU School of Medicine


Mathili Deshpande, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor – SIU Edwardsville
School of Pharmacy
Department of Internal Medicine
Center for Clinical Research
SIU School of Medicine

Mark Ruscin, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU Edwardsville – School of Pharmacy
SIU School of Medicine

Sabha Ganai, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
SIU School of Medicine

Matthew Johnson, M.D. 
Assistant Professor/Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery
SIU School of Medicine


Douglas Hood, M.D.
1st  Vice Chair
Associate Professor/Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
SIU School of Medicine

Kim Hodgson, M.D.
Professor and Chair/Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
SIU School of Medicine

Linda S. Jones, D.N.S, R.N., AOCN, FACHE
Vice President – Operations
Memorial Medical Center

Susan Klug, R.N., B.S.N. O.C.N. 
Nurse Manager, Infusion Services
Memorial Medical Center

Christine Kirkpatrick, R.N., CCRP
Manager - Clinical Research
Memorial Medical Center

Monica Havard, CCRP
Clinical Research Associate
Central Illinois Hematology/Oncology Center

Janak Koirala, M.D., MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Associate Professor/Infectious Disease
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Abhishek Kulkarni, M.D.
Assistant Professor  
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Ranjiv Mathews, M.D.
Professor
Department of Surgery - Urology/Pediatrics
SIU School of Medicine
Venkata Majjiga, M.D., MRCPCH
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology
SIU School of Medicine

Swati Pathak, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Aziz Khan, M.D.
Associate Professor/Hematology-Oncology
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Krishna Rao, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Hematology/Oncology
SIU School of Medicine

 

Beverly Rivera, Ph.D. (PRISONER ADVOCATE)
Criminal Justice Department
University of Illinois at Springfield

 

Mark Sanders, RN, BSN, CCRC
SJH Research Program Coordinator
St. John’s Hospital/PERC

Heather Shankland, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CHPC (SJH)
Division Director of Responsibility/Privacy Officer HSHS St. John’s Hospital

Steven Verhulst, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Clinical Research/Stats Core
SIU School of Medicine

Kristin Delfino, Ph.D.
Statistical Research Specialist
Center for Clinical Research/Stats Core
SIU School of Medicine

Expedited Reviewers Appointed by Chair:

Christine Kirkpatrick

Mark Sanders

Eric Meyer (Appointed February 2017)

Steve Verhulst

Krishna Rao (Chair)

SCRIHS Staff:

Alisha Mirabile, MS, CIP, CIM

Eric Meyer, MA, CIP

Gary Fifer, MSHI, CIP, CIM

Administrative Representatives:

Joseph Milbrandt, Ph.D.

Jennifer Graham, J.D.

Laura Frame, J.D.