Administration

Julie G. Allickson, PhD, Director, Translational Research
Dr. Julie Allickson focuses on the translation of regenerative medicine products including cell therapy, tissue engineering, biomaterials and devices. This process begins at Proof-of-Concept where early discussion with regulators and clinicians are critical in moving the technology from the bench to the bedside. The Translational Team includes Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Process Development and the GMP-complaint Manufacturing Facility.
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Jo Barlow, Research Administrative Coordinator 
Ms. Barlow is responsible for coordinating a variety of administrative research activities for WFIRM faculty, including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutional and sponsor requirements.  She joined WFIRM in June 2008 after an extensive career with a major financial institution.

Cassie Barnes, Project Coordinator                                                                Ms. Barnes is responsible for assisting in the management of AFIRM II. She has previous experience in project coordination and management with various companies in North Carolina. She recently graduated from UNC Wilmington with a BS in Business Administration. 

Terri Bowen, Administrative Manager
Ms. Bowen came to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in August of 2005 from the airline industry, bringing over 22 years of diverse administrative experience. In her role as Administrative Manager, she is responsible for the administrative support functions of the department, which covers over 270 faculty and staff and she directs the activities of the administrative staff.

Kelly Burkett, MPH, Project Manager
Ms. Burkett manages and provides guidance for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects for the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). In order to ensure timely project completion and to facilitate the work of WFIRM researchers, Ms. Burkett performs analysis, financial accounting, risk management, and coordination of investigators across multiple subcontractor sites. Ms. Burkett brings 10 years of project management and consulting experience with leading health research organizations to WFIRM. She previously worked as a research associate with Wake Forest Baptist Health and directed projects under contract with the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Burkett is a certified Project Management Professional and earned an M.P.H. from Boston University School of Public Health and a B.S. in Biology and Dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Cara A. Clouse, DVM, Research Associate
Dr. Clouse is the strategic and tactical coordinator of animal-based pre-clinical research projects. As a compliance officer and Institutional Animal Care and Use committee liaison, she counsels primary investigators regarding adherence to federal, state, local, and institutional regulations. Her purview includes managing daily operations, executing animal use proposals, and assisting in the design, planning, and implementation of translational research strategies. More

Kathryn Drinkuth, MA, Web and Social Media Manager 
Ms. Drinkuth is responsible for maintaining the WFIRM website and social media accounts. She also assists with media relations. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and recently received her MA in Strategic Communication from High Point University.

Thomas Eaton, MS, Lab Operations Manager
Mr. Eaton is responsible for laboratory operations and equipment. Prior to joining WFIRM, he was a Lecturer at UNC –Wilmington and spent 25 years in operations management for two Fortune 500 companies and his own print communications operation. He has been at WFIRM for five years.

Joanne Gray, Administrative Secretary
Ms. Gray joined WFIRM in 2009 and brings over 25 years of experience in diverse environments (profit and non-profit organizations) throughout North Carolina. 

Lisa Hinshaw, Project Manager I 
Ms. Hinshaw is responsible for the organization and management of clinical trials at the Regenerative Medicine Clinical Center (RMCC). Lisa holds a Masters in Public Health from UNC Greensboro. Previously she worked in Diagnostic Radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for 10 years as the study coordinator for the National Lung Screening Trial and various other clinical trials.

Joshua Hunsberger, PhD, Research Associate 
Dr. Joshua Hunsberger is currently a research associate at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Atala. In this position, he is working on director initiatives to translate regenerative medicine technology into the clinic to treat patients. More

Beth Manning, Administrative Secretary
Ms. Manning has recently joined the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, bringing 15 years of experience with Wake Forest Health Sciences. She provides support for faculty and other administrative positions.

Linda Mason, Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs
Ms. Mason came to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in October of 2009 from the newspaper industry, with 23 years of managerial and administrative experience. She relocated to the Triad area from Long Island, NY 3 ½ years ago. She coordinates a variety of administrative research activities for assigned departments, including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutions and sponsor requirements.

Karen Richardson, Communications Manager
Ms. Richardson is communications manager for the institute as well as the Dept. of Urology, a position that includes marketing, public relations and media relations. Her experience ranges from editing a weekly paper to working in corporate marketing communications. She is a graduate of the UNC School of Journalism. 

Joan Schanck, MPA, Academic Research Program Officer
Ms. Schanck's work is focused on providing high- quality educational programming within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine science as well as to increase awareness of WFIRM’s leadership role within this promising field of biomedicine. More  

Kari C. Tetrault, MPA, Grants Administrator 
Ms. Tetrault's main responsibilities include facilitating the acquisition of extramural funding for WFIRM investigators in the preparation and submission of proposals. She will coordinate pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management. She brings with her five years of experience in grants and contract administration. Previously she worked in the Office of Research at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and most recently worked at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art where she was a grants and stewardship manager.

Donna Tucker, Administrative Secretary
Ms. Tucker joined the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in 2012. She brings 10 years of experience with Piedmont Airlines and US Airways. She provides support for faculty and other administrative positions. 

William Wesley, Financial Analyst
Mr. Wesley came to Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine in August 2009. Prior to that, he spent 25 years in Vermont as Director of Finance for Southern Vermont College and Director of Finance for Bromley Mountain Ski Resort. He is responsible for WFIRM's budgeting and financial reporting.

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