About Us

For all research personnel

The UNC-NRP is a peer group that is open to all research personnel on campus to help increase awareness and communication of best practices through a series of educational seminars, resources, mentoring, and networking programs. We are excited to have this forum to facilitate campus-wide improvements in the overall management of clinical, social, and translational research.

We invite all individuals involved with human subject research to join the unc.crc listserv. Through the listserv, we share information including updates from the IRB, upcoming NRP educational and social events, a DID YOU KNOW SERIES, and information on best practices. The listserv is a vital tool for resource and knowledge-sharing among research professionals on campus.

NRP Mission: To foster a distinguished research community among UNC-Chapel Hill and its affiliates through education, communication, and collaboration.

NRP Vision: To engage and empower individual research personnel at UNC-Chapel Hill and its affiliates, creating a collaborative and preeminent research community.

Steering Committee Leadership

Erika Hanami, CCRC

Chair

Erika is the Project Manager for the UNC Department of Dermatology. She started as a research assistant in Epidemiology and then as clinical research coordinator at NC TraCS. Erika joined UNC Dermatology in 2010 and has helped to grow the Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit in both size and scope. She joined the NRP in 2014 and has served as previous Chairs of both the Mentoring and Education sub-committees.
erika_hanami@med.unc.edu

Sandy Barnhart, MPH

Education Coordinator

Sandy is currently the Manager for Research Administration and Director of Clinical Trials in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology, and also serves on the research management team for the UNC Global Infectious Disease Clinical Research Group. She has been a member of the NRP since 2014 and is one of the presenters on the Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel curriculum.
sandy_barnhart@med.unc.edu

Dani Burns

Secretary

Dani is the Clinical FiRST Services Manager for the School of Medicine. Her career at UNC has been entirely with the FiRST unit within the Dean’s Office, providing both pre- and post-award support, as well as general departmental financial management support to many departments within the SOM. She first became involved with clinical research in 2016 and has presented to different audiences on budget negotiation and study financial management in the years since. She has been a member of the NRP since 2020.

danielle_burns@med.unc.edu

Steering Committee Members

Catherine Barnes

Catherine Barnes

NC TraCS Institute
Stefanie Belanger

Stefanie Belanger

LCCC Clinical Protocol Office
Christine Brown

Christine Brown

Office of Human Research Ethics
Valorie Buchholz

Valorie Buchholz

Office of Clinical Trials
Celeste Cantrell

Celeste Cantrell

Office of Human Research Ethics
Juanita Cuffee

Juanita Cuffee

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Karen Dorman

Karen Dorman

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kerry Finch

Kerry Finch

Office of Research Support & Compliance
Janette Goins

Janette Goins

Clinical and Translational Research Center
Terry Hartman

Terry Hartman

Department of Radiology
Terry Hartman

Desma Jones

Department of Radiology

desma_jones@med.unc.edu

Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy

Department of Pediatrics
Amy Marzinsky

Amy Marzinsky

Division of General Pediatric Surgery
Susan Moist

Susan Moist

Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing
Kaitlin Morrison

Kaitlin Morrison

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Emily Olsson

Emily Olsson

NC TraCS Institute

emolsson@unc.edu

Jamie Peoples

Jamie Peoples

Office of Research Support and Compliance
Jamie Peoples

Caroline Poulton

UNC Kidney Center

caroline_jennette@med.unc.edu

Ashwini Roy-Chaudhury

Ashwini Roy-Chaudhury

Department of Medicine
Paula Steele

Paula Steele

Department of Surgery
Laura Viera

Laura Viera

NC TraCS Institute

Advisory Board

Organization By-Laws

Want to know more about how the NRP functions? View the by-laws (pdf)

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