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Staff

Melissa Currence

Melissa Currence, Clinical Evaluator

Role in the NMRD: Functional testing for all studies, coordinator for lymphocyte, Pompe registry, IPANEMA, SNP Analysis, PTC16, IBM FRS, IBM Gene, IGOS and Neuromuscular Database
Education: License and degree for Physical Therapist Assistant, BA in Kinesiology


Nicole Jenci

Nicole Jenci, Clinical Research Coordinator

Role in the NMRD: conduct clinical trials for the following studies:

  • Pharnext CMT
  • Myotonic Network Natural History Study
  • PTC 124
  • LEMS Firdapse Expanded Access

Education: BSBA in Marketing from the University of West Florida


Tina Liu

Tina Liu, Clinical Research Coordinator

Role in the NMRD: Conduct clinical trials for the following studies:

  • GITI 1306
  • GITI 1408
  • PNRR
  • PCORI
  • TIM

Education: BS in Neuroscience from Brown University


Ayla McCalley

Ayla McCalley, Clinical Research Coordinator

Role in the NMRD: Coordinate clinical trials including:

  • Cytokinetics in SMA (CY5021)
  • ROC-FSH
  • A083-02 in FSHD

Education: BA in Biology with minors in Psychology and Animal Behavior from Indiana University


Kiley Sims

Kiley Sims, Project Manager

Role in the NMRD: Manage investigator initiated study and coordinate clinical trials including:

  • MG-SCIg
  • AI in DMD
  • BMS CN001-006
  • Sarepta 4658-301
  • Sarepta 4045-301
  • Pfizer B5161002
  • SIDEROS
  • GRIPPER

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Western State University


Andrew Heim

Andrew Heim, Neuromuscular Research Coordinator, Clinical Evaluator

Role in the NMRD: Coordinate research studies and serve as an evaluator for research studies:

  • Studies I Coordinate: MG-SCIg, LRP4, Deflazacort EAP, Octogam, ALN-TTR02-007, GBS IGOS
  • Studies I Evaluate: Neuraltus NP001, Santhera Sideros, Pfizer Myostatin, Pharnext, Acceleron A083-02

Education: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Baker University


Yolanda Harness

Yolanda Harness, Clinical Research Coordinator

Role in the NMRD: Coordinate Clinical Trials
Education: BS in Biology and Medical Technology from Rockhurst College, MBA with emphasis in Project Management and Master Certificate in Health Care Services from Keller Graduate School


Chad Parks

Chad Parks, Project Manager

Role in the NMRD: Manage NeuroNEXT studies, Memantine in ALS Study, assist with Project Management of PCORI study
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry- the University of Missouri Kansas City


Kara Thompson

Kara Thompson, Administrative and Event Coordinator

Role in the NMRD: Assist the Neuromuscular Research team. Coordinate and plan events/meetings for numerous societies and organizations including:

  • Muscle Study Group
  • KC Clinical Neuroscience Society
  • Western ALS Group
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • KC Behavioral Neuroscience Conference
  • Annual Neurology Update

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Kansas

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
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