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Beverly Gross, BS

April 20, 2023

Beverly Gross joined the CMR in 2021.  She received her BS in Materials Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan State University.  Later she earned a Clinical Trials Research Associate Professional Certificate and SoCRA CCRP.  Prior to joining … Read more

Bijal Shah, MS

April 20, 2023

Bijal joined the Department of Radiology in October 2022. Her educational background includes a Master’s in Zoology from the University of Pune, India and a Master’s in Biology from the University of Iowa. Bijal worked as an Associate in Research … Read more

Louis Coudurier, MBA

April 18, 2023

Louis Coudurier joined the CMR group at UNC Chapel Hill in August 2022.  As an IT Professional with 20+ years of experience, Louis worked on multiple projects ranging from Natural Products management and integration with LIMS to epidemiology research databases.  … Read more

Yukie Kajita, PhD

November 10, 2022

Yukie joined the CMR in April 2021. She works under the direction of CMR Co-Investigator, Sarah Nyante, PhD, and Project Manager Ley Killeya-Jones, PhD. Yukie manages the acquisition, storage, and documentation of study datasets, and conducts data cleaning and statistical … Read more

Christopher Lyu, MPA

April 29, 2022

Christopher Lyu has over 30 years of diverse research, project management, and business development experience. Prior to joining UNC-CH, he worked in the contract research industry for about 27 years (~4 years at Rho and ~23 years at Battelle). Prior … Read more

Ley Killeya, PhD

January 17, 2020

Ley Killeya joined the Department of Radiology in 2018. She received her PhD in Social-Developmental Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1998, and completed NIDA and NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships at Duke University’s Center for Child and … Read more

Katie Earnhardt, BA

February 5, 2018

Katie Earnhardt joined the CMR in 2018. She earned a BA in Political Science from Appalachian State University in 2005. Ms. Earnhardt has worked in health research for a number of years, supporting projects in Behavioral Medicine at Duke University … Read more

Thad Benefield, MS

September 3, 2015

Thad Benefield received his MS in Biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill in 2000. In March 2012, Mr. Benefield joined CMR as a statistician. Mr. Benefield’s primary duties include statistical modeling and creation of analytic datasets.