Responsibilities / Roles

Administrative Support Staff
Gail Schad
Phone: 801-585-7690
Email: gail.schad@health.utah.edu
Administrative Assistant
Provides administrative support for Pain Research Center faculty and staff; schedules and coordinates weekly didactic lecture seminars
Patricia Bradshaw
Phone: 801-581-3068
Email: patricia.bradshaw@hsc.utah.edu
Grants and Contracts Manager
Provides expert budgetary and grant preparation guidance on research proposals; manages pre- and post-award grants and contracts
Research Support Staff
David Lipschitz, PhD
Phone: 801-585-7754
Email: david.lipschitz@m.cc.utah.edu
Investigator / Study Manager
Works with the research faculty as project manager to facilitate the conduct of clinical and scientific research studies; prepares research manuscripts
Reiko Mitsunaga, RN
Phone: 801-585-7695
Email: reiko.mitsunaga@hsc.utah.edu
Senior Research Nurse
Works with the Pain Research Center investigators to design and implement clinical research protocols; provides the Anesthesiology Department with guidance in uTRAC clinical trial oversight and REDcap database design
Yuri Kida, MSW
Phone: 801-585-7697
Email: yuri.kida@hsc.utah.edu
Research Coordinator
Works with the research faculty to coordinate administrative and operational details involved in a clinical or research study; manages research studies in an administrative and operational capacity; oversees study progress and quality assurance; maintains study records
Eli Iacob, PhD
Phone: 801-581-4232
Email: eli.iacob@hsc.utah.edu
Post Doctoral Fellow
Develops clinical research skills focusing on neuroscience, behavioral science, and advanced statistical models in the field of pain medicine research
Ariel Neikrug, PhD
Phone: 801-587-0264
Email: ariel.neikrug@utah.edu
Post Doctoral Fellow
Developing clinical research skills and programs focusing on sleep, circadian rhythms, and behavioral health in chronic pain patient populations
Kolby Leonardi
Phone: 801-581-8237
Email: kolby.leonardi@utah.edu
Research Assistant
Works with the research faculty to interview, recruit, and track the progress of study participants; maintains study records
Robert Bruce
Phone: 801-213-2589
Email: robert.bruce@hsc.utah.edu
Research Assistant / Analyst
Works with the research faculty on clinical studies to manage the acquisition and processing of study data, performs quantitative data analysis on all study variables, provides support for manuscript preparation.

Lectures & Upcoming Events

Pain Research Center/Pain Management Center Didactic Lecture Series

Fridays 7:30–8:30am

For more information contact the Pain Research Center at 801-585-7690.