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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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Robin Spadafora

Posted on June 14, 2022

I graduated from SUNY Brockport with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and have worked in the medical field for over 20 years, with previous experience working in psychiatric research and cancer research. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 2 grown children, listening to podcasts, reading a good book while sitting […]

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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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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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Alison Meyers

Posted on August 11, 2021

Alison joined RCR in August 2021. She brings research experience as she has been a research assistant in a pediatric neuroblastoma lab at URMC, a neurodevelopment and embryology lab in college, and at Boston IVF researching the psychological effects of infertility, and even has several published manuscripts. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she […]

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Cassidy Glod

Posted on May 5, 2021

Cassidy joined Rochester Clinical Research in February 2021 after working at a Rochester hospital. Cassidy loves working with patients and has experience in inpatient cardiology, neurology, and surgery. She studied Biochemistry at St. John Fisher where she developed a passion for research in the medical field. Outside of work, Cassidy loves traveling, reading, and spending […]

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Zerina Zornic, PharmD

Posted on November 12, 2020

 Zerina went to MCC for undergraduate school when she realized she wanted to do pharmacy. She started pharmacy school at St. John Fisher Wegmans School of Pharmacy and graduated in May 2020. Her past experience includes working at CVS and Strong Outpatient Pharmacy as an intern and she is excited to help out with the […]

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