Research

We conduct leading magnetic resonance research and clinical research at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Center for Clinical Imaging Research, and University of Minnesota and affiliate hospitals.

CMRR Building
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

CMRR is home to some of the most advanced MR instrumentation in the world, including the world’s first 10.5T clinical imaging magnet, complemented by human resources that provide unique expertise in imaging physics, engineering and signal processing.

Dr. Cayci at CCIR
Center for Clinical Imaging Research

CCIR, a National Cancer Institute Center of Quantitative Imaging Excellence (CQIE) provides advanced imaging for specialized clinical and clinical research protocols. Specialized reproducible imaging protocols are implemented with consistent quality via a research-compliant team approach.

Clinical Research Staff

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Clinical Research Staff

Jill Novitzke, RN, BSN, MPA - Research Manager

Jill Novitzke

Contact
novit001@umn.edu

Role Description

  • Directs strategic planning for research initiatives in the Department of Radiology
  • Leads and conducts process and structure improvement projects
  • Develops and oversees trial budgets

Education

  • MPA, University of Minnesota
  • BSN, University of Wisconsin
  • ADN, Miami University
     

Christine Damases-Kasi, PhD - CR3 Research Technologist

Christine Damases

Contact
cdamases@umn.edu

Role Description

  • Collaborates with research teams outside of the Department of Radiology regarding radiology needs for their studies
  • Works as a liaison between study team and radiologists to confirm protocols and services needed and set up protocol in  software 
  • Prepares images for radiologists to provide research protocol reads or for transfer to study sponsors

Education

  • PhD, Imaging Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia

Lindsay Grude, MPH - Regulatory Specialist

Lindsay Grude

Contact
lgrude@umn.edu

Role Description

  • Creates and maintains study materials, IRB records, and regulatory binders
  • Responsible for all regulatory activities involved with study startup, maintenance, monitoring, and closure
  • Serves as department subject matter expert on Florence e-regulatory binders

Education

  • MPH, University of Minnesota
  • BS, University of Michigan

Evan Hromada, MPH - CR3 Administrative Coordinator

Evan Hromada

Contact
hroma012@umn.edu

Role Description

  • Collaborates with research teams outside the Department of Radiology regarding imaging support services needed for their studies
  • Primary point of contact for research teams and liaison to imaging operational staff and radiologists
  • Oversees the intake process for all new CR3 studies

Education

  • MPP, University of Minnesota
  • MPH, University of Minnesota 
  • BA, University of Minnesota

Pooya Torkian, MD - Research Coordinator

Contact: ptorkian@umn.edu

Role Description
Collaborates with investigators, support staff, and CR3 team on the design and logistics of research studies. 
Assists in the timely preparation and maintenance of applicable compliance and regulatory documents
Obtains study consent, screens and follows radiology research participants, seeking investigator input as appropriate.

Education
MD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Shirley Yeary, IR CBRPA/RA - Research Coordinator

Shirley Yeary

Contact
syeary@umphysicians.umn.edu

Role Description

  • Works closely with the Interventional Radiology providers and clinical research coordinator, to obtain consents, and collect research data
  • Assists providers during study related procedures

Education

  • RT(R), 
  • IR CBRPA/RA

Contact

Research Administrator (Clinical Research)
Jill Novitzke, RN, BSN, MPA
612-624-4865
 
 
Director of Operations and Safety (CMRR)
Jeramy Kulesa
ande2445@umn.edu
612-625-8847

 

Radiology New Research Requests

RADIOLOGY FACULTY ONLY

For new research projects, please complete this form: Radiology Request for Research Resources 

Please email Jill Novitzke with any questions