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Department of Emergency Medicine

Administrative Staff

Administration & Finance

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Cori Ward

Administrative Director

  • Faculty pay plan, salary, annual shift requirements, buydown
  • Data requests, data analytics, operational metrics and benchmarking
  • Financial management of the Department including annual budgeting, billing/coding, revenue cycle management, and hospital integration
  • New and existing contracts, PSAs, affiliations, and partnerships

cori.ward@hsc.utah.edu

Matt Farr

Matt Farr, MAcc

Director, Accounting & Finance

  • Purchasing, reimbursements, invoicing, and deposits
  • CME-related requests, questions and purchases/reimbursements
  • Travel arrangements, conference registration, travel reimbursements
  • Academic program budgets (i.e., residency, fellowships, research)
  • Budget development for grants, projects, and programs

matt.farr@hsc.utah.edu

801-585-6698

Megan Morgan

Megan Morgan

Administrative Manager/Scheduler

  • Physician and APC scheduling using ShiftAdmin
  • Master schedule, schedule trades/swaps, vacation/conference requests
  • Shift summaries and reports, remaining contracted shifts for the year
  • Extra shifts, holiday shifts, overtime pay

megan.morgan@hsc.utah.edu

Amy Collard

Amy Collard

Administrative Assistant

  • Management of MUSE (ECG) and Smart Web (paging system)
  • Updating and maintaining information in MBM
  • Administrative support including notary services, event planning, managing the front desk, assisting with travel, and ordering supplies.

amy.collard@hsc.utah.edu

801-587-5804

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Andrea Wilson

Executive Assistant

  • FRA coordinator
  • Direct support for Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership:
    • Department Chair
    • Vice Chair of Operations
    • Vice Chair of Education
    • Vice Chair of Faculty Advancement, Wellness & DEI
    • Vice Chair of Research
    • Administrative Director
  • Meeting arrangement and recording, event planning, project management
  • Content creation, updates and maintenance of department web pages and newsletter
  • Notary Services

andrea.wilson@hsc.utah.edu

Clinical

Aimee McLean

Aimee McLean, MSN, RN, CMGT-BC

Clinical Care Coordinator

  • Radiology overread follow up
  • High Utilizer care coordination
  • ED High Risk Discharge follow up
  • Support for ED Geriatric initiatives
  • Community referrals
  • Coordinating with Case Management and Care Management
  • Support ED Heal at Home
  • Coordinate post discharge issues including but not limited to HR and Workman's Comp forms
  • Wellness Champion and Peer Support Responder

Aimee.McLean@utah.edu

801-585-5272

Education

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Anna Newlin

Administrative Program Coordinator (Fellowships)

  • Admin support for Global Health, Medical Education, Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine Fellowships
  • Liaison for Sports Medicine and Palliative Care Fellowships
  • Admin support for Simulation Director
  • Admin support for Ultrasound
  • EM Fellowships

anna.newlin@hsc.utah.edu

Research

Austin Stevens

Austin Stevens, RN, BSN, CCRC

Director, Research & Science

  • Oversight and implementation of research and science programs and initiatives.
  • Support Vice Chair of Research in achieving research program goals.
  • Department pre- and post-award research support.
  • Research liaison with university research community.
  • Development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Onboarding of new research faculty and staff. 
  • Reporting of research metrics and overall progress.
  • Facilitation and cultivation of internal and external research collaborations.

Austin.Stevens@hsc.utah.edu

Marina Griffith

Marina Griffith

Research Manager

  • Plan, organize, and oversee clinical research. 
  • Staff management, hiring, retention, training, and professional development.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and adherence to SOPs.
  • Maintain relationships with industry and academic partners.
  • Oversee department research programs.
  • Represent research program at meetings.
  • Support Director and Vice Chair research initiatives.

Marina.Griffith@hsc.utah.edu

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor

Lab Manager (Translational Research)

  • Schedule and oversee surgeries for research procedures.
  • Manage translational research team.
  • Ensure compliance with federal laws for translational lab areas.
  • Coordinate procurement and maintenance of surgery-related resources.
  • Support lab operations, including onboarding new staff and facilitating communication with IACUC.

ALK.Taylor@utah.edu

Jergen Themen

Jurgen Themen

Lab Manager (Basic Science Research)

  • Manage Hoareau basic research lab at CVRTI.
  • Run all molecular experiments for the Hoareau lab.
  • Run and optimize mitochondria experiments using the OROBOROS platform.
  • Train new lab members.
  • Data entry in labArchive.
  • Assist with translational lab procedures.
  • Purchase lab supplies.

Jurgen.Themen@utah.edu

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Calli Carroll

Study Coordinator (Translational)

  • Manage supply inventory for translational lab.
  • Shipping, receiving, transportation, and processing biological samples.
  • OR preparation for translational research procedures.
  • Support anesthesia and subject monitoring for research procedures.
  • Data collection, entry, and management.
  • Procurement of research supplies and other materials.
  • Onboarding and training of new lab personnel and visitors.

Calli.Carroll@utah.edu

Andriea Smith

Andriea Merie Smith

Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Demonstrates competency in and performs duties of a Study Coordinator.
  • Coordinates research study implementation, quality control, and completion. 
  • Ensures study compliance with governing agency guidelines.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains regulatory documentation.
  • Monitors enrollment goals, reports adverse events and coordinates site visits. 
  • Develops educational materials and educates other research professionals.
  • Mentors and trains study coordinators and research assistants/analysts.

Andriea.Smith@hsc.utah.edu

Grace Youn

Grace Youn

Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Demonstrates competency in and performs duties of a Study Coordinator.
  • Coordinates research study implementation, quality control, and completion. 
  • Ensures study compliance with governing agency guidelines.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains regulatory documentation.
  • Monitors enrollment goals, reports adverse events and coordinates site visits. 
  • Develops educational materials and educates other research professionals.
  • Mentors and trains study coordinators and research assistants/analysts.

Grace.Youn@utah.edu

Devin Thomas

Devin Connor Thomas

Study Coordinator

  • Demonstrates competence in the role of a Research Assistant/Analyst.
  • Performs duties of a Research Assistant/Analyst as required.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains regulatory documentation.
  • Coordinates responsibilities related to research participants.
  • Collects, processes, and ships specimens as per protocol.
  • Maintains complete records of research study activities. 
  • Manages investigational products and trial materials. 

u0872470@utah.edu

Joseph Stuppy

Joseph Stuppy

Study Coordinator

  • Demonstrates competence in the role of a Research Assistant/Analyst.
  • Performs duties of a Research Assistant/Analyst as required.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains regulatory documentation.
  • Coordinates responsibilities related to research participants.
  • Collects, processes, and ships specimens as per protocol.
  • Maintains complete records of research study activities. 
  • Manages investigational products and trial materials. 

u6042042@utah.edu

Abigail Hotchner

Abigail Hotchner

Study Coordinator

  • Demonstrates competence in the role of a Research Assistant/Analyst.
  • Performs duties of a Research Assistant/Analyst as required.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains regulatory documentation.
  • Coordinates responsibilities related to research participants.
  • Collects, processes, and ships specimens as per protocol.
  • Maintains complete records of research study activities. 
  • Manages investigational products and trial materials. 

u6052475@utah.edu

Kate Flynn

Kate Flynn

Study Coordinator

  • Demonstrates competence in the role of a Research Assistant/Analyst.
  • Performs duties of a Research Assistant/Analyst as required.
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains regulatory documentation.
  • Coordinates responsibilities related to research participants.
  • Collects, processes, and ships specimens as per protocol.
  • Maintains complete records of research study activities. 
  • Manages investigational products and trial materials. 

Kate.Flynn@nurs.utah.edu

Grace Larsen

Grace Elizabeth Larsen

Research Assistant/Analyst

  • Screen potential study participants
  • Performs informed consent of participants.
  • Completes, audits, and corrects CRFs.
  • Reviews and ensures adherence to study protocol.
  • Maintain complete records of research study activities. 
  • Transmission of clinical case data to the data management centers.
  • Reviews and responds to case report form queries.

Gracie.Larsen@hsc.utah.edu

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Drew Christopher Youngquist

Research Assistant/Analyst

  • Screen potential study participants
  • Performs informed consent of participants.
  • Completes, audits, and corrects CRFs.
  • Reviews and ensures adherence to study protocol.
  • Maintain complete records of research study activities. 
  • Transmission of clinical case data to the data management centers.
  • Reviews and responds to case report form queries.

u0723915@utah.edu