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Stephen Gefell, RN

Posted on February 7, 2023

Steve started at RCR in July 2022. He earned his Bachelor’s in Nursing from SUNY Brockport and worked in outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for Rochester Regional Health before joining the team. Steve is an Adirondack 46er and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and disc golf when he’s not at work.

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Kristine Hickin, RN

Posted on February 7, 2023

I grew up in Binghamton, NY, and came up to Rochester for college. I studied at St. John Fisher College and received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have 3 years of medical/surgical experience at local area hospitals and was a local travel nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am excited to learn more […]

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Robin French, RN

Posted on February 7, 2023

I have been working in the medical field for over twenty years. My career started as a certified nursing assistant. I have held various roles from a medical claims examiner, medical assistant, and LPN. I was an LPN for 12 years when I graduated with my RN. The majority of my nursing experience has been […]

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Alicia O’Lena

Posted on June 14, 2022

Alicia joined Rochester Clinical Research in March of 2022 after traveling the coasts as a military wife. Coming from Palm Springs, California, her 7 years of medical experience derives from pediatrics, dermatology, phlebotomy and general patient care in and out of the hospital setting. She enjoys traveling, dancing, being outdoors and fun times spent with […]

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Helen Bell Upsher

Posted on June 6, 2022

I’ve been working with RCR for almost 3 months now and couldn’t be happier. Such a wonderful atmosphere and everyone makes me feel so welcome. I have 11yrs experience as a phlebotomist prior to coming to RCR. I didn’t have the clinical trial aspect of it, but since starting I’ve already learned so much!!! I […]

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Lynsey Collins, LPN

Posted on February 7, 2022

Lynsey joined RCR in November 2021 as an Unblinded Vaccine Coordinator. She brings 17 years of nursing experience, graduating from her LPN program in 2005. Lynsey has worked inpatient, specialized in Pediatrics, and was a part of the team that opened the Center for Refugee Health at RGH. Lynsey is excited for the change of […]

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Gillian Hess-Caple, RN

Posted on January 13, 2022

Gillian joined RCR in January 2022 as a Study Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Richmond and received her Bachelor’s of Nursing from the University of Rochester. She brings 2 years of hospital experience as well as experience from her time being a travel ICU RN across NY state […]

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Pina Marseglia

Posted on October 6, 2021

Pina joined RCR in September of 2020. Pina has worked in healthcare for over 20 years, specifically internal medicine, orthopedics, and ophthalmology. Pina is excited about the change working in clinical research brings! When Pina is not at work, she enjoys sewing and running!

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Marissa Wuilliez

Posted on August 16, 2021

Marissa joined RCR in July 2021. She has her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and is currently a student at St. John Fisher College working to get her Master’s in Public Health. She is excited to learn more about the research field. While not at work, Marissa is a volunteer firefighter!

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Carolyn DiPoala, RN

Posted on August 11, 2021

Carolyn joined RCR in August 2021. Before RCR, Carolyn worked for two years in inpatient intensive nursing care. Carolyn is excited for a change in work and to have the opportunity to learn every day at RCR. Carolyn is a plant lover and enjoys spending time outside of work with her family.

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