Ms. Gaydos is responsible for the processing, storage, and cataloging of samples collected at the UCD site from all research subjects and patients in the CoPARC biorepository. She has been a Research Specialist since 2000 and has worked with Dr. Burnham since 2006. She is certified to work with human samples and has a diverse skill set including nucleic acid isolation and purification, RT-PCR, ELISA, and cell culture, as well as expertise in microarray technology. Ms. Gaydos is in charge of the biorepository inventory system and ensures software updates are installed for proper maintenance. She coordinates packaging and shipping requests between sites for CoPARC collaborators. Finally, she serves on the Data and Sample Sharing Committee to facilitate proper distribution of samples to end users.
Ms. Higgins is responsible for screening, recruiting, and obtaining informed consent on subjects from the Denver CARES Facility who meet inclusion criteria and corresponding healthy controls. She also supervises this process at University of Colorado Hospital in the Medical and Burn ICUs. Ms. Higgins assists with data and sample collection (including bronchoscopy) in the CTRC, ensuring protocol fidelity is maintained through oversight of the screening process, and ensuring that CTRC staff adhere to the prescribed operating procedures. Ms. Higgins also serves as a liaison between the PI and the institutional review board, as well as the data safety monitor. She is tasked with ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained and communicating all issues to the PI for immediate resolution.
Mr. McKeehan manages regulatory and compliance for all COPARC studies, and serves a liaison between the PI and the institutional review board.
Dr. Maloney is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and has been the Data and Safety Officer for alcohol-related projects with CoPARC since 2006. He is co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the CTRC at the University of Colorado Denver. He is extensively familiar with reviewing and critiquing safety issues that surround clinical investigations.