Administrator

Eileen Pedersen

Clinical Coordinator

Eileen is a clinical coordinator for the UCSF Memory and Aging Center with a BA degree from Dominican University of California in English.

Joy Lee

Clinic Coordinator

Joy Lee is a clinic coordinator for the Memory and Aging Center. She is a certified Phlebotomy Technician (2008), studied medical terminology and is a certified medical biller and coder (2009). She has five years of dental background at the UCSF School of Dentistry and over seven years of experience in administrative and clerical support. She would like to pursue her career in the Memory and Aging Center. And she loves to bake!

Carrie Cheung

Clinic Coordinator

Carrie, a San Francisco native, comes from a sales and public service background with over 10 years of management. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a creative writing degree and a minor in holistic health. She enjoys helping the public, learning new cultures and challenges, and writing about her experiences.

Eleanor O'Brien

Education and Meeting Coordinator

Eleanor O'Brien coordinates the educational programs at the Memory and Aging Center.

Leslie Goss

Executive Assistant

Leslie Goss assists Dr. Miller in his role as Center Director.

Anna M. Karydas

Biospecimen/Genetics Programs Manager

Anna Karydas is the Biospecimen/Genetics Programs Manager at the Memory and Aging Center. She serves as primary subject expert for the acquisition, characterization and management of biological materials. Karydas works directly with the clinical staff, including nurses and genetic counselors, to ensure accurate and efficient collection, delivery and reconciliation of biologic materials.

Mary Koestler, PhD, RN, CCRC

Project Administrator and Trials Nurse

Mary Koestler joined the Memory and Aging Center’s clinical trials unit as project administrator and trials nurse in July 2007. Dr. Koestler completed a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in clinical research management at UCSF followed by a PhD degree. She currently manages industry-sponsored FDA Phase I-III Alzheimer’s disease trials. Dr. Koestler is credentialed by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Ken Edwards

Administrative Assistant

Ken Edwards has held various administrative positions at UCSF and the UC Office of the President. He joined the MAC in 2005 as the assistant on the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center project entitled New Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Dementia.

Caroline Prioleau

Writer, Designer and Content Manager

Caroline Prioleau creates and manages content for the Memory and Aging Center. She is interested in using design and technology to share information and facilitate collaborations across clinical, research and non-medical groups.

Her professional background includes experience in basic science, clinical research, qualitative research, technology, writing, editing and graphic design. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Davidson College, completed her postbaccalaureate premedical training at Goucher College and enrolled in the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Caroline joined the Memory and Aging Center in 2007.

Kathleen Drew

Financial Analyst

Kathleen Drew joined the Memory and Aging Center in October 2005 as a Financial Analyst. Prior to joining the MAC staff she has worked in a wide range of positions including EEOC program analyst at IBM, software quality engineer at PeopleSoft and the truck boss for a gasoline jobber in Colorado.

After hours she takes classes in mathematics and art trying to get the better of both.

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