CLINICAL RESEARCH TEAM

Lindsay Basto RN MSN 

Manager

Clinical Research

Laurencia Perea RN BSN

Clinical Research Nurse

Lindsay has been leading clinical research related to islet transplantation since 2012. This year she was promoted to the position of the Clinical Research Manager to supervise the execution of research projects related to solid organ and islet transplantation in our Transplant Institute.

Laurencia is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma with experience in Phase I clinical trials. She has just joined the team as Clinical Research Nurse.

Natalie Fillman MD

Research Administrator

Piotr Jerzy Bachul MD

Postdoctoral

Fellow Researcher

Natalie accomplished her medical training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. She started her training in research administration with us in 2017. 

Dr. Bachul accomplished his surgical training at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and initiated his research training in solid organ and islet transplantation at the University of Chicago in July 2017.

Amy Luckett 

Regulatory Affairs Manager, CRSO 

Monica Para MD

Data Manager

Amy is indispensable as our outstanding regulatory manager making sure that our all protocols are updated and approved by IRB and FDA.  

Monica recently joined us after graduating from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. 

She is helping  us with clinical data entry and data management. 

CELL PROCESSING RESEARCH TEAM

Karolina Golab PhD

Lab Manager,

Pancreatic Islet and

T regulatory Cell

Project Manager

Ling-jia Wang  MD PhD Technical Director, 

BLA Senior Project Manager, 

Islet Transplantation

As a scientist, Karolina has been leading our T regulatory cell ex vivo expansion project bringing us closer to the first clinical application. As a manager, she organize and supervise daily activity of the lab.

Ling-jia has been devoted expert in the clinical islet isolation and now is focused on preparation of our application for a Biological License to FDA. 

Martin Tibudan MS 
Transplant Research

Specialist

GMP Lab Tech Needed!!!

 

 We are Hiring NOW!

 

Martin is indispensable making sure, we can smoothly carry out all our experiments. He oversights supplies, equipment and logistics related to the experiments. 

We are looking for a lab technician who would join our team and be involved in pancreatic islets isolation for clinical transplantation. 

 

Technician will also participate in T regulatory cell processing for clinical application. 

 

Link to apply HERE.

CLINICAL TEAM

Christine Trotter  

Transplant Nurse Practitioner 

Amanda Burress

Transplant

Physician Assistant

Christine takes care of the patients, when they are admitted to the hospital for transplant procedures. She directly communicates with patients, providing them comfort, minimize stress and pain as well as makes sure all tests related to their care as well as study protocols are carried out properly.

Amanda plays the same role as Christine alternates being on call.  She also comforts patients when in the hospital, ordering necessary medications and tests, arranging consultation alleviating pain and stress. She constantly coordinates patient care when in the hospital.

Jesus Rodrigez III,  

Organ Procurement Coordinator 

Richard Cummings 

Organ Procurement Coordinator 

Jesse is working day and night-24/7,  constantly reviewing potential donor charts looking for optimal organs for our patients. Along with his colleagues, they also coordinate transportation of the organs in the shortest possible time to our center, so they can be succesfully transplanted with the optimal outcome. 

As other members of the Transplant Team, he plays a very important role in organ preparation and the outcome of the transplantation. 

Rich is working day and night-24/7,  constantly reviewing potential donor charts looking for optimal organs for our patients. Along with his colleagues, they  coordinate transportation of the organs in the shortest possible time to our center, so they can be succesfully transplanted with the optimal outcome. 

As other members of the Transplant Team, he plays a very important role in organ preparation and the outcome of the transplantation. 

Karina Tweed,  

Organ Procurement Coordinator 

Brenna Kane Pharm. D, 

Pharmacist 

Karina is working day and night-24/7,  constantly reviewing potential donor charts looking for optimal organs for our patients. Along with her colleagues, they also coordinate transportation of the organs in the shortest possible time to our center, so they can be successfully transplanted with the optimal outcome. 

As other members of the Transplant Team, she plays a very important role in organ preparation and the outcome of the transplantation. 

Brenna is our pharmacist who is deeply involved in the care of our kidney, pancreas and islet transplant patients. She makes sure they receive the right medications, with  the right dose, at the right time. She warns us about drug interactions and side effects. Adjusting medications properly is critical for the well being of our patients chronically exposed to toxic anti-rejection medications. 

Lisa Potter Pharm. D, 

Pharmacist 

Lisa is our pharmacy leader with great experience in clinical research  involving testing new medication against placebo in the setting of randomized studies. She is critical in the preparation of the study medication, even if this means to come to the hospital in the middle of the night or weekend when transplants usually happen. 

KONTAKT 

 

 

Polsko-Amerykanskie Centrum Transplantologii

 

Instytut Transplantologii

University of Chicago 

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637

 

tel. (773) 834-8482

Patrycja.Ulijaszyk@uchospitals.edu

CONTACT

 

 

Polish-American Transplant Center

 

Transplant Institute

University of Chicago Medicine

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637

 

tel. (773) 834-8482

Patrycja.Ulijaszyk@uchospitals.edu

© 2018 by Kajetan Witkowski