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Vera Belcher, BA

​Vera Belcher is a Senior Business Systems Analyst for The Ohio State University's College of Medicine's Office of Research. Vera's responsibilities include administrative management of the enterprise-wide clinical trials management system, OnCore, for the College of Medicine. She develops operational procedures and processes, facilitates upgrades, and manages system access, integration of component subsystems, reporting, and functionality customization. She has extensive informatics experience with a focus on clinical research database management and clinical trial data reporting. Vera received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. 

Email: vera.belcher@osumc.edu 
           Phone: (614) 366-4876

​Evan Harker, MPA, MA

Evan Harker is a Research Analytics Specialist for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Evan's responsibilities include gathering research data including proposals and awards, quality assurance review of college data, monthly reporting, and reports on the College's success in research. Evan has extensive experience analyzing data to enhance information gathering that affect decision making and project implementation for the College. Evan holds Master's degrees in Public Administration from Ohio University and History of Science and Technology from The Ohio State University.
 
Email: evan.dicken@osumc.edu​  
Phone: (614) 688-9818 ​

Sarah Falk, MS, CCRP

Sarah Falk is the Director of Project Management for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Sarah's responsibilities include establishing, directing, and overseeing the implementation of an enterprise-wide clinical trial management system for the College of Medicine and Office of Health Sciences. She has extensive experiences managing clinical trials, protocol development and implementation, as well as clinical trial management systems. Sarah received her Master's degree in Clinical Education with a focus on Research Methods from The Ohio State University and is certified as a Clinical Research Professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates. 
  
Phone: (614) 685-1744
 

Blake Harrison, LATg

Blake Harrison is a Facility Services Manager for The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Office of Research.  Blake’s responsibilities include serving as liaison between the researchers and their supporting maintenance operations,  management of shared service facilities in ten buildings, coordination with service contractors, oversight of research facility renovation projects, management of security/access for research buildings,  serving as a building coordinator for twelve COM buildings and assists with facility and space planning for the College of Medicine. Blake retired from the U.S. Army in 1997 with over ten years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where he was certified as a Laboratory Animal Technologist.  He has worked at OSU since then with University Laboratory Animal Resources, Facilities Operations and Development and now in his present capacity with the College of Medicine Office of Research.

Email: blake.harrison@osumc.edu  
Phone: (614) 292-1904

Brian Kennedy, BA, BS

Brian Kennedy is a Research Analytics Specialist for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Brian's responsibilities include data analytics, building business intelligence tools and reports on the research enterprise, and administering Pure Experts for the College of Medicine. He provides data collection, analysis, and dissemination services to departments within the College of Medicine along with institutional reporting to the AAMC, NSF, and NIH. Brian received his Bachelor's degrees in Molecular Genetics and International Studies from The Ohio State University and is enrolled in the Biomedical Informatics Master's program in the College of Public Health. 
 
Email: brian.kennedy2@osumc.edu​ 

Phone: (614) 688-9818

Abigail Larsen, MPH, CCRC

Abigail Larsen is the Regulatory Manager for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Abigail focuses on clinical research compliance, regulatory guidance, training, education, and assessment and mitigation of risk. She brings comprehensive experience in basic, translational, and clinical research to support College of Medicine researchers conduct compliant yet efficient studies. Her clinical trial management background also includes considerable involvement with grant management, budget and contract negotiation, along with protocol development, feasibility, and implementation. Abigail received her Master's in Public Health specializing in Veterinary Public Health from The Ohio State University and is certified as a Clinical Research Professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates. 
 
Email: abigail.larsen@osumc.edu 
           Phone: (614) 685-1739 
 

Lisa Long, BA, CCRP

Lisa Long is a Business Systems Analyst for The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Office of Research. Lisa’s responsibilities include developing and implementing training for an enterprise-wide clinical trials management system, providing end user support and working on special projects. She has extensive experience managing clinical trials and is a specialist in clinical trial finances. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and is certified as a Clinical Research Professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates.

Email: lisa.long@osumc.edu 

Phone: (614) 366-4879

 

Ron Louters

Ron Louters is the Clinical Electronics Technician ​for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Ron has over 22 years experience at OSUWMC.  He checks, maintains and repairs biomedical equipment.  He assists with validation and testing of equipment as needed for performance documentation.​ 

Email: louters.1@osu.edu 
           Phone: (614) 747-5599 

 

Kate Smith, PhD

Kate Smith is a Regulatory Manager for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Kate's responsibilities include monitoring clinical research compliance and research access to medical records. She has experience with the regulatory aspects of clinical research as well as extensive experience in basic research.  Kate received her PhD in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology from the University of California Los Angeles and her bachelor's degree in biology from Purdue University.
 
Email: kathleen.smith@osumc.edu​   
Phone: (614) 688-5811

​Frank White, JD, MS

Frank White is the Director of Research Compliance for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. He oversees compliance programs in the areas of clinical trials, conflict of interest, and laboratory safety within the College. Frank brings over 10 years of research and compliance experience to the College. His previous employment includes working as a Fellow/Compliance Officer in OSU's Office of University Compliance and Integrity and as a Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute. He obtained his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and his Master's in Cell Biology and Anatomy from the University of Arizona.
 
Email: frank.white@osumc.edu​   
Phone: (614) 685-1734

 

Tim Yulish, MBA

Tim Yulish is the Director of Research Systems and Reporting for The Ohio State University College of Medicine's Office of Research. Tim initiates and oversees projects in area of research operations, reporting, and technology implementation with the ultimate objects of enabling faculty, staff, and students to more effectively conduct research. Tim brings over 10 years of project management experience and customer service expertise to the College. He leverages his project management and technological background to find efficiencies and streamline processes. Tim received his Master's in Business Administration from Ohio University and is certified in Lean Six Sigma.
 
Email: tim.yulish@osumc.edu  
Phone: (614) 685-4432 ​

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