Jenifer Allen joined Duke in September 2010 as a volunteer in the Department of Medicine-Nephrology. Now as a project leader at CTSI, she oversees clinical operations and regulatory affairs on the Duke Kannapolis campus.
Education and Workforce Development
Nadine Barrett, PhD, is the Associate Director of Equity and Community and Stakeholder Strategy for CTSI and Director of the Center for Equity in Research. A medical sociologist by training, Dr. Barrett is a health disparities researcher, expert equity strategist, and a nationally recognized leader in facilitating community/stakeholder and academic partnerships with the goals of increasing enrollment of underrepresented groups in biomedical research, increasing diversity in the research workforce, and advancing health equity.
Rafaela Belloni has joined the Preclinical Translational Research Unit (PTRU) as a Research Technician. Rafaela's major duties include mouse procedures, including surgeries, imaging, necropsy and data collection, under the supervision or Dr. Greg Palmer and Dr Gabi Hanna. She graduated from the Extension School at Harvard University. Rafaela worked at Duke from 2007-2012 at the Kirsch lab in Radiation Oncology under the supervision of Dr David Kirsch. While there, she performed mouse surgery, irradiation, and colony maintenance.
Co-Director, Integration of Special Populations Core
Associate Professor in Medicine
Community Engaged Research Initiative
Kenisha Bethea joined Duke CTSI in June 2017 as a Research Program Lead. She focuses on projects related to improving population health through community engagement with Duke and the Durham community to foster understanding and trust to ensure all members of the community are served.
Duke/NCCU Collaborative Translational Research Awards
Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Leah Bouk joined Duke CTSI in December 2008 as a clinical research coordinator and transitioned to a project leader. Now as Research Practice Manager (RPM), she oversees research protocols that sit in the CTSI CRU portfolio and oversees the clinical operations and regulatory affairs for Duke Kannapolis.
Nanaline Duke Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research
Vice Dean for Translational Science
Duke University School of Medicine
Anita Brantley brings 20 years of experience in clinical research study management in both industry and NIH trials with an emphasis on study startup, contract and budget negotiation, regulatory oversight; as well as operational and personnel management.