IHR Teams
Research Administration

Julie James, Director of Research Administration

Administrative Assistants


The Administrative Assistants offer a wide variety of support to the IHR Leadership Team, IHR Investigators, CPMG researchers and other research support staff. In addition to general administrative services, this team provides support for scheduling and taking minutes for department meetings; makes travel arrangements, maintains the research library and IHR administrative files.

Sponsored Projects Administration

Stephanie Goldcamp, Manager

The Sponsored Projects Administrators provide full pre-award support in budget development, project initiation into iRIS, contractual arrangements and award negotiation, coordination of sub-contracts with collaborating sites, submission of proposals to KFRI and grant submission to funding agency. Additionally, this team oversees regulatory guidance and ensures compliance with regulations as they pertain to federal and other agency requirements.

Finance Administration

Louisa Cardenas, Manager

The Finance team provides financial oversight for all research grants and contracts within the Institute for Health Research (IHR). This oversight role includes maintaining current information and knowledge of all applicable Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures, local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and accreditation standards. The Finance team assists and coordinates in the on-going and post-project financial administrative aspects required to conduct research at Kaiser Permanente.

Human Resources Liaison

Kimberly Bischoff, Manager

The Human Resources Liaison provides assistance with understanding employee benefits for new and current staff, guidance with the hiring process, timecard processing and pay rule explanations, personnel issues, and guidance with completing documentation in MyHR.

Technical Services

Mike Bodily, Senior Manager

The Technical Services group provides support in website design, development, hosting, and support. They also provide Interactive Voice Response (IVR) development, and support, Point of View (POV) systems deployment and support, financial systems technical support including both Finsys and iRIS configuration and user administration, IHR network segmentation construction, implementation, and support including the hardware array, accessibility, software product selection and installation, utilization planning, and backup/recovery. Segment will include SAS enterprise products, VDW and relational database hosting, VoIP based IVR development, internal collaborative and communications products, web and client/server software development environment. Additionally, they provide telemedicine technical support including acquisition and operational integration.

Research Operations

Ella Lyons, Director of Research Operations

IHR Operations

Jennifer Ellis, Manager
Dan Jaynes, Manager
Andrea Paolino, Manager
Heather Tavel, Manager
Karen Glenn, Manager

Recently our Health Services Research team and Analytic Resources teams merged into the IHR Operations team. Having members from both teams working together will help the IHR fullfil the following items:

  • Share and implement best practices
  • Realize work place efficiencies
  • Align both teams to achieve inter- and intra-team equity; increase transparency
  • Develop training and other development opportunities for both team; cross training whenever possible and feasible
  • Create a larger knowledge pool
  • More efficient staff resourcing for projects
  • Develop, enhance, and refine career ladders
  • Share and implement Operations Team strategic goals

Thus the IHR Operations team will play a major role in providing top quality data and support to the research studies being perfomed within the IHR.

Clinical Trials

Elizabeth Nugent, Senior Manager

The clinical Trials Team at KPCO focuses on treatment and intervention trials primarily in phase 2 and 3 of development. We select trials based on the clinical needs of both providers and patients. Additionally, we participate in trials with future diagnostic benefit to the KPCO patient population. Visit the Clinical Trials website.

KPCO Tumor Registry

Kimberly Bischoff, Manager

The cancer registry team maintains the KPCO Tumor Registry. The registry is mandated by Colorado State Statute to report all primary diagnosed cases of in situ and malignant tumors, blood and lymphatic cancers and benign brain tumors as a service to the KPCO clinicians and oncologists. The registry data is used both for research and for quality administration particularly as it pertains to the disease prevention screening programs that have been implemented in the region, i.e. breast cancer, colorectal, cervical and prostate screening. Regular data extracts are provided to the VDW/VTR to be used by the IHR in research studies.