Committee Roster

SCRIHS Roster of Members July 2020 - June 2023 (Revised 10/20/2020)

SCRIHS Member

Appointed Alternate

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

Michael Buhnerkempe, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Clinical Research
SIU School of Medicine

Kristin Delfino, Ph.D.
Statistical Research Specialist
Center for Clinical Research/Stats Core
SIU School of Medicine
Basir Cenic, PhD, MD               
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
SIU School of Medicine
Obiora Onwuameze, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
SIU School of Medicine

Dawn DeFraties (Non-Scientist Member)
(Prisoner Advocate as needed)
Director of Planning – Correctional Health Care    Office of External Relations
SIU School of Medicine

 

Ahmad El Kouzi, M.D. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
SIU School of Medicine

Sajjad Mueed, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
SIU School of Medicine
Jo Ellen Eldridge, MLT (ASCP)
(SJH/PERC)
St. John's Hospital/PERC

Robin Swinford, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Services Manager
HSHS St. John’s Hospital/PERC

Lisa Hensley (Non-Scientist Member)
Office Manager
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Joseph Houston (Non Scientist Member)
Business/Administrative Associate
Center for Clinical Research
SIU School of Medicine
Douglas Hood, M.D.
1st  Vice Chair
Associate Professor/Vascular 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
 
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
Susan Klug, R.N., B.S.N. O.C.N. 
Nurse Manager, Infusion Services
Memorial Medical Center
Abhishek Kulkarni, M.D.
Assistant Professor  
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

Kalyan Potu, M.D., FACC
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Cardiology
SIU School of Medicine

Laila Kuziez, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist
St. John’s Hospital

 
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

Daniel Mueller (Non-Scientist Member    Community Person (Retired)

 
Krishna Rao, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Hematology/Oncology
SIU School of Medicine
 
Mark Ruscin, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Department of Internal Medicine
SIU Edwardsville – School of Pharmacy
SIU School of Medicine
Megan Adami, Pharm.D. 
Simmons Cancer Institute
SIU School of Medicine

Sowmy Thuppal, M.D., Ph.D. 
Research Assistant Professor/Surgery
Center for Clinical Research (CCR)
SIU School of Medicine

Kathy Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research/Internal Medicine
SIU School of Medicine

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

Expedited Reviewers Appointed by Chair:

Christine Kirkpatrick (MMC)
Jo Ellen Eldridge (SJH)
Eric Meyer (Appointed February 2017)
Krishna Rao (Chair)

SCRIHS Staff:
Alisha Mirabile, MS, CIP, CIM
Eric Meyer, MA, CIP
Richmond Amaoko, MPH
Gary Fifer, MSHI, CIP

Administrative Representatives:

Amber Fifer, Pharm.D., ACRP-CP
Joseph Milbrandt, Ph.D.
Jennifer Graham, J.D.
Paulette Dove, J.D.