Utah CCTS Liaison Team


Willard H. Dere, MD, FACP

Dr. Dere has extensive experience in clinical research during his 25 year stint in the biopharmaceutical industry.  The experience was complemented by substantive regulatory and drug safety experience during that time. At the University of Utah, Dr. Dere serves as the Executive Director of the Program in Personalized Health and Co-Di... Read More

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of California, Davis

Email: willard.dere@hsc.utah.edu

Rachel Hess, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Health System Innovation and Research

As a General Internist, Rachel Hess, MD, MS, provides primary care for adults. She has a special interest in women's health, particularly mid-life women's health. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding and improving patient-centered outcomes, such as health-related quality of life. She directs the Univeri... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

Email: rachel.hess@hsc.utah.edu

Liaison Team Medical Director

J. Robinson Singleton, MD

J. Robinson Singleton, MD is Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. He teaches neuromuscular disease diagnosis and electrodiagnostic techniques to neurology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation residents, and has helped train 15 neuromuscular fellows. Dr. Singleton also serves on the Cen... Read More

Specialties: EMG, General Neurology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases

Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals

Medical School: University of Colorado

Email: rob.singleton@hsc.utah.edu

Lab: Lab Website

Associate Medical Directors

Alfred K. Cheung, MD

Chief, Division of Nephrology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine

Alfred K. Cheung, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and Executive Director of the Dialysis Program at the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics. As a nephrologist, he manages a variety of kidney diseases, with particular interests in chronic kidney disease, hypertension and chronic dialysis. H... Read More

Specialties: Dialysis, Nephrology & Hypertension

Residency: Loma Linda University

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Email: alfred.cheung@hsc.utah.edu

Stephen L. Guthery, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Guthery is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition. His interests include the care of infants, children and adolescents with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and liver disease. His research involves understanding the genetic basis of and improving treatments for these conditions. Dr. Guthery is boar... Read More

Research Interests: Genetics of Childhood Crohn Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Genetics of Childhood Liver Disease, Genomics, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis

Specialties: Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Pediatric Crohn's Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology, Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University

Email: Stephen.Guthery@hsc.utah.edu

Molly B. Conroy, MD, MPH, FACSM, FAHA

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Molly Conroy MD, MPH is a Primary Care Provider and General Internist at the Madsen Internal Medicine Clinic. As a General Internist, her clinical interests include physical activity and lifestyle counseling, weight management, cardiovascular disease prevention, hypertension management, and women’s health.Dr. Conroy received her undergraduate... Read More

Research Interests: Body Composition, Hypertension Management and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction, Physical Activity, Translation of Lifestyle Intervention to Primary Care Setting, Use of Electronic Health Record to Promote Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Email: Molly.Conroy@hsc.utah.edu

C. Gregory Elliott, MD

Since July of 2007, Greg Elliott, M.D., M.A.C.P., has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center. In this position he is responsible for graduate medical education, continuing medical education, research and clinical care delivered at Intermountain Medical Center by more than 250 physicians who are board certif... Read More

Research Interests: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Specialties: Pulmonary

Residency: University of Maryland

Medical School: University of Maryland

Email: greg.elliott@imail.org

Executive Director

Dixie Thompson, BSN, RN

Dixie Thompson, BSN, RN

Email:  dixie.thompson@hsc.utah.edu

Institutional Review Board

Ann Johnson, PhD

Ann Johnson, PhD

Title:   IRB Acting Director

Email:  ann.johnson@hsc.utah.edu

Sarah Mumford

Sarah Mumford

Title:  IRB Operations Manager

Email:  Sarah.Mumford@hsc.utah.edu

Office of Sponsored Projects - Director

Brent Brown, JD

Brent Brown, JD

Title:  Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

Email:  brent.brown@osp.utah.edu

Clinical Trials - Navigator

Jaci Skidmore, BS

Jaci Skidmore, BS

Title:  Director, Clinical Research OPS

Email:  jaci.skidmore@hsc.utah.edu

Clinical Trials Information Specialist

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Title:  Clinical Trials Information Specialist

Email:  Emily.A.Campbell@hsc.utah.edu

Administrative Assistant

Stacey Peterson

Stacey Peterson

Title:  Administrative Assistant

Email:  Stacey.Peterson@hsc.utah.edu

Contact Us

Dixie D Thompson
Liaison Team Executive Director
Stacey Peterson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 801-213-1359
Email: Stacey.Peterson@hsc.utah.edu