Jennifer Cheeseman-Janes, MS, Senior Director, Biobank & Translational Research Core Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine
Jennifer has over 14 years of experience in the scientific and technical management of clinical, basic science, and translational research. Extensive knowledge of proposal development, financial planning, project management, regulatory and institutional compliance, and improvement of organizational efficiency within the academic setting at both divisional and departmental levels.
She has spent the last 3 years at Duke University developing research support via core services, improving and developing core infrastructure, improving long-term strategic planning and promotion of collaborative and transformative research with collaborators both internally and externally.
She serves as the biobanking lead of two Department of Defense biobanking consortiums in collaboration with Duke University, the Department of Surgery, and the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i), supporting precision medicine in wounded warriors and the Vascular Composite Allograft Collaborative Initiative (VCAci), supporting translational research in hand transplantation.
Prior to joining Duke, Jennifer served as the Director of the Emory University Transplant Center Biorepository where she developed and implemented an Integrated Research Support Service that encompassed study development around sample and clinical data collection and linking, financial planning, project management, clinical regulatory and institutional compliance, improving on organizational efficiency within the academic setting at both divisional and departmental levels.
Jennifer earned her BS and MS from the University of Florida and is currently completing her MBA at North Carolina State University.