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Manager

Gretchen Carolan
Gretchen Miller Carolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC

The Team

Research Medical Core Team

left to right: Erin Brinks, MSW, CSW; Tiffanie Shelburne, CPT; Kristen Johnson, BSN, RN; Gretchen Miller Carolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC; Sara Wagers, MD; Yukishia Austin, BSN, RN; Lynn Robbins, ADN, RN.


C.O.R.E.

Comprehensive

Objective

Supports all surgical procedures and post-operative care; provides medical oversight during epidural stimulation and activity-based interventions; supports research medical procedures; management and processing of blood, urine and tissues sample for human; IRB and FDA regulatory.

Assessments:

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test:  an assessment to determine how well the body’s cells are able to absorb glucose after ingesting a specified amount of sugar.
  • Intestinal Biome Analysis:  a test to detect beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, lifestyle choices, and gut conditions.
  • Dietary Log:  an assessment to determine the eating habits of the participant, so suggestions and changes can be made as necessary.
  • Blood Analysis:  an assessment to check a variety of health markers found in the blood.
  • Medical Evaluation:  comprehensive physical examination, review of laboratory and test results, assist in experiments and consult session to field any medically-related concerns, such as muscle biopsies and urodynamic assessments.

Research-driven

Evidence-based


Adult NeuroRecovery Program


Translational Cores


Metabolic, Neuromuscular and Skeletal


Cardiovascular & Pulmonary


Human Locomotion & Movement Performance


Urogenital & Bowel


Neurophysiology & NeuroImaging


Engineering


Research Medical


Biostatistics and Outcomes


Database and Informatics


Regulatory


Finance and Administrative