Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

Mail Code 151

1601 SW Archer Rd.

Gainesville, Florida 32608

352-548-6000 ext. 10-3399 

Fax: 352-379-4102

© NFFRE 2018

Our Staff

Teresa Angie Smith | Executive Director

 

Angie graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in policy administration and research. Upon completion of an internship at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, Angie began to work for NFFRE full-time. Angie is now the Executive Director of NFFRE and most enjoys the never ending challenge with constant opportunities to learn new skills.

Paige Gustad | Program Coordinator

Paige graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is the lead study coordinator on two heart failure studies and now works as the Program Coordinator, assisting with study coordination, regulatory, and administrative activities. She particularly loves to help new employees get their start at NFFRE. Her current studies include CHAMP-HF Registry (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD), SMART Registry (PI: Mark Panna, MD).

Susan Stinson, R.N. | Clinical Research Manager

Susan completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and later went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama. She specializes in cardiac surgery. Susan loves to help patients understand their conditions and the role they are playing by participating in research. Her current studies include ISCHEMIA (PI: David Winchester, MD), ODYSSEY (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD), PIONEER (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD), and GALACTIC-HF (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD).

Steven Vo | Clinical Research Coordinator/Research Assistant

 

Steven has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science and works at NFFRE as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Steven specializes in many different areas of research including cardiology, infectious disease, and cognitive neuropsychology. His current studies include BRRC brain rehabilitation trials (PI: Kay Waid-Ebbs PhD), REPRIEVE (PI: Gary Wang, MD).

Debra Robertson, R.N.| Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

 

Debra has been working at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center for 3 and half years. Debra has been involved in numerous studies in fields such as cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and infectious disease. Her current studies include PROMINENT (PI: Anthony Bavry, MD), and CLOVER (PI: Gary Wang, MD).

Jessica Spana | Clinical Research Coordinator

Jessica graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition. Jessica has worked on studies in a variety of fields such as nephrology, sleep, infectious disease, and cardiology. Her current studies include GALACTIC-HF (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD), and CLOVER (PI: Gary Wang, MD).

Ashley Soon | Clinical Research Coordinator

 

Ashley has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master's degree in Biomedical Science. Ashley has worked on studies in many different fields such as heart failure, CPAP, infectious disease, and upper limb amputation. Her current studies include Upper Limb Amputation (PI: Charles Levy, MD), CLOVER (PI: Gary Wang, MD), PIONEER (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD), CPAP Therapy Adherence (PI: Richard Berry, MD), GALACTIC-HF (PI: Carsten Schmalfuss, MD).