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ITOR Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Team


The ITOR Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is uniquely designed with a highly experienced and specialized staff to handle the demands of early phase drug development.

The ITOR CRU Staff Includes the Following:

  • 1 Director of Cancer Research
  • 1 RN research manager
  • 2 registered nurses who serve as clinical research coordinators
  • 3 research infusion, oncology certified RNs
  • 3 data coordinators
  • 2 regulatory specialists
  • 2 lab technicians
  • 1 dedicated Pharm D
  • 1 pharmacy technician

ITOR CRU Team Members:

W. Jeff Edenfield, MD - Investigator
W. Larry Gluck, MD - Investigator
Ki Chung, MD - Investigator
Mark A. O'Rourke, MD - Investigator
Julie C. Martin, DNP, AOCN,NP - Director
Jan Kueber, BSN, OCN, MBA - Program Manager
Lisa Johnson, RN, BSN - Research Coordinator Marianne McCoig, RN -  Research Coordinator Jill Roemmich, RN, OCN - Research Infusion Nurse
Tiffany Boman, RN, BSN, OCN - Research Infusion Nurse
Denise Bridges, RN, OCN - Research Infusion Nurse
Violet Ray - Data Coordinator
Gerry Hendricks - Data Coordinator
Patty Phillips - Senior Clinical Data Specialist
Candace Bush, Pharm D - Research Pharmacist
Angela White - Pharm Tech
Jane McClain - Regulatory Specialist
Alexis Kelly - Regulatory Specialist
Sametta Washington - Lab Technician
Shawnna Henderson - Medical Assistant

Primary Contact for the ITOR CRU:
Jan Kueber, Manager
jkueber@ghs.org

ITOR Clinical Research Unit Physician Leadership:

W. Jeff Edenfield, MD - ITOR Medical Director
Specialty: Medical Oncology/Hematology

Ki Young Chung, MD - ITOR Associate Medical Director
Specialty: Medical Oncology/Hematology

W. Larry Gluck, MD - GHS Cancer Center Medical Director
Specialty: Medical Hematology and Oncology

ITOR Clinical and Operational Leadership:

Julie Martin, DNP, AOCN,NP - Director of Cancer Research
Dr. Martin holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Oncology Certification and 25 years of oncology nursing experience including clinical research.

Janet Kueber, BSN, OCN, MBA - Manager of Clinical Research
Mrs. Kueber holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Oncology Nurse Certification and 15 years oncology nursing experience.

ITOR CRU Staff Highlights:

  • Research Nurse Coordinators: Responsible for daily management of study protocols including subject screening, enrollment, ongoing subject education and coordination of care.
  • Research Infusion Nurses: Responsible for daily management of patient treatments including intravenous and oral administrations, phlebotomy, vital sign monitoring, EKGs, and telephone triage.
  • Data Coordinators: Responsible for quality and timely electronic and paper data capture and query resolution, and coordination of monitoring visits.
  • Laboratory Technician: Responsible for processing and shipment of all research specimens, inventory management of laboratory kits and other supplies. Sample processing includes centrifugation, transfer of serum or plasma, and appropriate storage. Complex processing such as collection of peripheral blood mononuclear cells using special tubes, washes, fixation buffers and storage media, skin and tissue biopsy is also routinely performed.
  • Regulatory Specialists: Responsible for 1572s, current laboratory certifications and normal ranges, investigator CVs and medical licenses, financial disclosure forms, delegation of responsibility logs. The regulatory specialist is also responsible for protocol submissions to IRC for initial and continuing review, drafting and revising informed consent documents, serious adverse event reporting, amendments, closure notifications, investigator drug brochures, and IND safety reports.