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Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Research Staff

Lucia Duenas-Bianchi

Lucia Duenas-Bianchi

Translational Research Assistant

lfd4001@med.cornell.edu

Lucía is a Translational Research Assistant working on our SMART, MINDFUL and Time-Restricted Feeding studies. At the JRC, Lucía is responsible for the recruitment and management of research conducted by the Longman Lab. Originally from Perú, she earned her undergraduate degree in Global Public Health/Chemistry at New York University. In conjunction with her studies at NYU, she worked in a public health lab studying intimate partner violence and at Columbia Medical Center studying the innervation in the oral cavities of mice. After graduation, Lucia worked as a clinical coordinator in a neurology practice before joining us at the JRC. Lucia applies her experiences in both macro and micro health sciences to guide the way she performs research.

Gabriela Funez-dePagnier

Gabriela Funez-dePagnier

Translational Research Assistant

gaf4001@med.cornell.edu

Gabby Funez-dePagnier joined the Jill Roberts Center for IBD in January 2019 as a translational research assistant. She assists in the recruitment, development, and management of Dr. Longman’s translational research, specifically the SMART-IBD observational study and the FMT/psyllium fiber clinical trial. For these investigator-initiated studies she obtains patient’s consent and clinical data, processes biological specimens, conducts data management, and coordinates with the Weill Cornell IRB and the U.S. FDA.

She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Public Health/Community Medicine at Tufts University. While an undergraduate, she conducted research on nerve regeneration and angiogenesis in a diabetic mouse model at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital. After graduation, she first joined Weill Cornell as a research technician studying drug resistance in Kelch-13 mutant malarial parasites and sexual differentiation in P. Falciparum malaria.

Monisha Ravisetti

Monisha Ravisetti

Clinical Research Assistant

mor4004@med.cornell.edu

Monisha Ravisetti currently holds a position at the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease as a Clinical Research Assistant working on our clinical trials and our observational analyses. She received her degree from New York University with a major in Philosophy and minors in Physics and Chemistry. During her undergraduate years, she worked at NYU Langone, primarily on microbiome research, and at the NYU Neuroscience and Education Lab, studying the mechanisms of and correlations between topics of mental health. Upon graduating, she delved into clinical work at Mount Sinai which supported efforts to bring greater precision to Emergency Medicine through practice-pattern studies. Monisha reconciles her backgrounds in Philosophy, Psychology, and Basic Science by working alongside our patient population enrolled in research studies in both a holistic and an evidence-based manner.

Stevie Yang

Stevie Yang

Clinical Research Assistant

sty4001@med.cornell.edu

Stevie Yang joined the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease as a clinical research assistant in July 2018. She assists in heading all sponsor-initiated clinical research trials with a focus on coordinating patient visits, data management, and site monitor support. She is also engaged in investigator-initiated research, including the PRIME quality improvement initiative and investigating the safety of IBD biologic therapy during pregnancy.

Stevie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Global Health from Princeton University. As an underclassman, she interned at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and helped analyze RNA interference strategies for Huntington's disease treatment. At Princeton, she pursued her senior thesis research exploring the dynamic shape of the pathogenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae and its larger implications.

Dr. Fatiha Chabouni

Fatiha Chabouni, M.D.

Clinical Research Manager

Dr. Chabouni joined the Jill Roberts Center (JRC) in 2007 and has played a vital role in expanding the clinical research program. She obtained her medical degree at Algiers Medical School and practiced at the Tizi-Ouzou Hospital for 8 years as a general practitioner.

As JRC's Research Associate and Clinical Trials Program Manager, she has assisted in initiating and managing over 80 pharmaceutical clinical trials and 50 investigator-initiated trials. Dr. Chabouni currently oversees the day-to-day activities for 40 trials and is the main contact for patient research participation. She also manages clinical trials billing and compliance.

For more information on how to participate in the clinical trials, email fac2005@med.cornell.edu or call 212-146-5109.

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