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 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.
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
Jill Novitzke, RN, BSN, MPA - Research Manager
Directs strategic planning for research initiatives in the Department of Radiology
Leads and conducts process and structure improvement projects
Develops and oversees trial budgets
MPA, University of Minnesota
BSN, University of Wisconsin
ADN, Miami University
Christine Damases-Kasi, PhD - CR3 Research Technologist
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
PhD, Imaging Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
Colleen DeFlorin, RT - Research Technologist
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.
BA, University of Minnesota
AD, St. Catherine University
Lindsay Grude, MPH - Regulatory Specialist
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
MPH, University of Minnesota
BS, University of Michigan
Shirley Yeary, IR CBRPA/RA - Research Coordinator
Works closely with the Interventional Radiology providers and clinical research coordinator, to obtain consents, and collect research data
Assists providers during study related procedures