Clinical Trials

People who work primarily in testing drug-based interventions through clinical trials.

Jack Taylor

Research Study Coordinator

Jack Taylor is a staff research associate in the Clinical Trials team. He also participates in the hear/say oral history project to share the stories of aging and dementia.

SAMANTHA CHEUNG

Administrative Officer

Samantha Cheung is an administrative officer for the clinical trials group.

Stephanie Vento

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Stephanie is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the 4RTNI-2 study and the Boxer Lab. She has a BS degree in psychology from Northeastern University and has previously worked as a research assistant in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and with Dr. David Barlow at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Elisabeth Thijssen, MS, BS

Visitor (Graduate)

Lies works with the clinical trials team led by Dr. Adam Boxer. She develops assays and sample analyses of fluid-based biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases with the aim to evaluate therapeutic response in clinical trials.

Sarah Herrman

Clinical Research Coordinator

Sarah is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the MAC Clinical Trials Program and Boxer lab.

Maryellen Barillas

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Maryellen is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

Hannah Wiest

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Hannah Wiest is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

Kathy Wang

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathy Wang is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

Lawren Vandevrede, MD, PhD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

As a fellow in the Behavioral Neurology Training Program at UCSF, Dr. Lawren Vandevrede's overarching goal is to provide outstanding clinical care to patients with dementia and their caregivers. He completed his medical training in Chicago, where he also obtained a PhD degree in neuroscience working with his mentor to develop novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Vivian Cheng

Clinical Research Coordinator

Vivian coordinates clinical trials for patients as part of the Boxer lab.

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