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Sally Stabler, MD


Dr. Stabler has had an NIH and endowment-funded research laboratory during the last 33 years, is the co-inventor on nine patents dealing with diagnosis and treatment of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency, and is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and review articles.

Theresa Martinez, BA

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Theresa has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities from Colorado State University. She began working in the Division of Hematology in 2000. She was the Program Coordinator for General Hematology and worked closely with Robert H. Allen, MD and his business, Metabolite Laboratories, Inc. until 2017.

As a Senior Professional Research Assistant, Theresa provides direct laboratory support for Sally Stabler, MD including managing the financial activities of both Anemia Metabolite Laboratory and Dr. Stabler’s research laboratory to ensure efficient operations within the Division of Hematology. She is responsible for budgeting and monitoring expenditures for the laboratories, manuscript preparation, journal submission, physician credentialing and licensing and all regulatory compliance. She also provides operational oversight of several internally and externally funded projects involving large sample volumes by providing quotes, processing purchase orders, invoicing and tracking payment of clinical samples.

Theresa is a certified phlebotomist, has completed the ACRP Boot Camp for Clinical Research Coordinators and was in the first cohort of the University of Colorado Finance Department’s Research Administration Workforce Curriculum Program for Sponsored Projects.

Outside of the laboratory, she enjoys reading, live music and traveling.

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Whitney N. Phinney

Professional Research Assistant

Whitney graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2011. She joined the Division of Hematology in 2015 and currently serves as the Laboratory Manager of Anemia Metabolite Laboratory. Whitney performs the CLIA-certified B12 metabolite assay, as well as quantitative assays for amino acids and short chain fatty acids. She utilizes solid phase extraction techniques and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS). She has co-authored a paper in FASEB (PMID:30768359). Whitney is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Clinical Science program at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Whitney is involved in advocating for breastfeeding issues on the Anschutz Medical campus and in the community. She co-founded the Milk and Cookies group in 2017, which offers support and advocacy for breastfeeding parents on the Anschutz campus. She has numerous accomplishments in a short period of time, including securing much needed lactation spaces in RC2, as well as a Mamava lactation pod located in RC1N. She has also co-authored an article in the Scientific American blog about the unique challenges of breastfeeding as a scientist.

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