Our Research Leadership and Scientist Teams

Our Research Leadership and Scientist Teams

The Aurora Difference

Helping People Live Well Through Innovative Research

At Aurora Health Care, our research leadership team includes administrators, service line managers and world-renowned doctors. We share a common devotion to improving care and wellness through patient-centered research.

Leadership Team

Aurora Research Institute Leadership

The Aurora Research Institute leadership team includes:

President’s Office

Patient-Centered Research Directors

Medical Research Directors

Managers

  • Karen Cheek, RN, oncology clinical trials
  • Wendy Dunaj, RN, cardiovascular clinical trials
  • Katie Klein, research publications
  • David Krum, MS, translational research
  • Andy Marek, research analytics
  • Karen Michel, translational research
  • Annette Paul, MAT, Aurora BayCare Medical Center research
  • Natalie Polinske, MS, biorepository program
  • Katie Richter, clinical trial business services
  • Carol Tutino, BSN, MS, neuroscience and emerging areas clinical trials
  • Mindy Waite, PhD, research grants and projects

Specialties

Our Research Scientists and Biostatisticians

Cardiovascular Research Scientists

Cancer Research Scientists

Neurosciences Research Scientists

Emerging Areas Research Scientist

Biostatisticians

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