Academic Research Support Staff

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Hania Wehbe-Janek, PhD
Vice President
Academic Research and Development
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  • Responsible for the support of research academics, research development and accountability in accordance with the Baylor Scott & White Health mission
  • Supports research divisions and departments directors in their orientation, ongoing mentorship and guidance in the planning and implementation of research activities
  • Oversees and develops academic research programs and initiatives within Academic Research Development, Biostatistics and Publication teams
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Joni Bailey, BS
Program Manager
Academic Research and Development
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  • Provides administrative support to the OARD through arrangement and coordination of appointments, meetings, seminars, conferences or travel to ensure successful outcomes
  • Coordinates Professional and Research Travel Awards
  • Coordinates the Research Mentorship Award (RMA) program
  • Compiles reports, charts, graphs and tables and reviews documents to determine appropriate action
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Wendy Hegefeld, PhD
Academic Research Development
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  • Develops activities to support existing research programs and supports research development of investigators at all career stages
  • Provides education and training activities to foster research productivity of Baylor Scott & White Health investigators
  • Serves as a resource and guide for investigators interested in research and proposal development, research methodology, grant applications, and collaborative research and fostering research collaborations
  • Serves as Vice-Chair of the Research Mentorship (RMA) program
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Jennifer Stone, PhD
Research Development Specialist
Office of Academic Research Development

  • Provides mentorship and service to all levels of investigators in grant development including critical review of draft proposals, assistance in creating required grant components and composing letters of support and eligibility
  • Provides education and training to investigators in grant writing and sources of internal and external grant funding to support research development
  • Assists investigators in the research process by providing guidance on available resources, regulatory requirements and fostering collaborations
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Yolanda Munoz Maldonado, PhD
Biostatistician II
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  • Provides consultation on appropriate statistical design, sample size calculations, and analyses planning for study protocol development for internal and external grants
  • Performs statistical analyses and related reports for manuscript submissions or conference presentations.
  • Collaborates with clinical investigators by writing methods sections and result interpretation for manuscript publication.
  • Plans and conducts statistical continuing educations courses.
  • Statistical areas of expertise: Simple and mixed linear models, Multivariate Analysis, Functional Data Analysis, Survival Analysis.
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Courtney Shaver, MS
Biostatistician I

  • Supports the dissemination of the operational analytic results to the medical or scientific community through meetings, presentations and publications
  • Collaborates with investigators to design and conduct research and operational analyses that are directed towards improved patient care and health
  • Develops and analyzes a variety of research data, performs statistical analyses, and develops, distributes, and presents reports
  • Provides consultations on appropriate statistical designs, sample size calculations and analysis planning for protocol development
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Lauren Sager, MS
Biostatistician I

  • Collaborates with clinical investigators to design research analyses to improve patient health
  • Assists clinicians in the development of appropriate study protocols, data collection and research proposals and questionnaires
  • Conducts statistically sound data analyses for a wide variety of research data
  • Communicates analysis results in the form of written and oral reports to ensure accurate inferences are interpreted by researchers
  • Researches the newest developments in biostatistics to be able to conduct the most accurate and up to date analyses
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Adam Stephens
Medical Writer

  • Providing authors with journal instructions
  • Editing, proofreading, and formatting manuscripts
  • Assisting with journal/reviewer request
  • Acquiring signatures for conflict of interest and copyright forms; obtaining permission to re-use copyrighted material
  • Assisting with journal/reviewer requests; re-submitting manuscripts as necessary
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