A message from ICTR leadership:
It is with warm wishes that we announce the upcoming retirement of Rebecca Marnocha, PharmD, on May 22, 2020. Dr. Marnocha created boundary spanning functionality across diverse entities at the University of Wisconsin, including UW Health, UW School of Medicine & Public Health, UW ICTR, UW Carbone Cancer Center, and UW Hospital and Clinics, resulting in a remarkably improved and integrated local and regional clinical research infrastructure.
After joining ICTR in 2009 as an Associate Executive Director for Clinical Research Services, she worked tirelessly and meticulously to build this infrastructure by leading the Pharmaceutical Research Center; implementing the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System; lending direction and leadership for multiple NCATS-initiated research quality improvement initiatives; developing policies and structures in support of clinical data sharing and use for research; assisting with multiple successful ICTR grant renewal applications; and obtaining institutional commitments to improve the environment for clinical research through innovative health systems and needed culture change. Dr. Marnocha has also been a long-standing and valued member of the UW Health Sciences IRB.
In addition to her multiple leadership roles with ICTR, SMPH, and UW Health, Dr. Marnocha is a Clinical Professor in the School of Pharmacy Pharmacy Practice Division providing experiential instruction to PharmD students and UW Health pharmacy residents. She leads and/or participates in UW system-wide committees devoted to improving the conduct of research, and serves as a nationally sought after speaker on clinical and translational research topics.
Her outstanding service to our institutions over the past 30 years has made a difference in multiple ways for systems and individuals, and we are extraordinarily grateful to have benefited from her many efforts and extensive expertise. Please help us congratulate Rebecca on her long and distinguished career and wish her a well-deserved retirement!
Allan Brasier, Executive Director (ICTR)
Beth Burnside, Deputy Executive Director (ICTR)
Marc Drezner, former Executive Director (ICTR)
Betsy Nugent, Chief Clinical Research Officer (UW Health & UW SMPH)
Chris Sorkness, Senior Associate Executive Director (ICTR)
Maureen Smith, Director, Community-Academic Partnerships (ICTR)
Umberto Tachinardi, former Director, Biomedical Informatics (ICTR)
Sarah Esmond, Director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity (ICTR)
Nichelle Cobb, Human Subjects Protections Officer (ICTR)
Jennifer Bufford, Assistant Executive Director, Clinical Research Services (ICTR)