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Nicole Parenteau PDF Print E-mail
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Nicole Parenteau is the Operations Manager at the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group.

She has over 15 years of expertise in awards management and business administration. Her role in research management is fundamental to the success of the group.

She has degrees from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Delaware Count Community College in computer design and animation.

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Christen Dillard PDF Print E-mail
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Christen Dillard, BS (Pre-Veterinary Science from Delaware State University, 2009) has 3 years technician experience in laboratory animal research. She currently serves as Regulatory Manager and also a trained anesthesia veterinary technician for the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group. Her duties include but are not limited to coordinating and maintaining animal research activities and supervising technicians. She is responsible for training, compliance and the maintenance of records for ULAR and all IACUC protocols. She is also involved in the preoperative, intra-operative and post operative care of the animals.

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Jerry Zsido II PDF Print E-mail
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Jerry is a MRI Technologist certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). He specializes in advanced Cardiac and Cardiovascular MRI utilizing custom developed sequences such as SPAMM, T1rho, PC, and 4D-flow.

He also assists in data analysis and technical writing, as well as pre- and post-operative animal care.

He has earned both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in the field of Radiological Technology from Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his clinical training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; a level one trauma center.

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Madeline Vind PDF Print E-mail
MadelineVind  Madeline has a Master's degree in Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS). She has previous research experience with mice, rats, and dogs that includes behavioral testing, breeding management, and anesthesia monitoring. She also has 4 years experience as a veterinary technician and extensive knowledge as a lab animal caretaker.  
Sabrina Leventhal PDF Print E-mail

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Sabrina Leventhal, BS in pre-veterinary science and minor in Biology from the University of Delaware, and is currently a second year in the Masters of Laboratory Animal Science Program at Drexel University.  In the past, she has worked in small animal clinics and has extensive research experience in Dairy Cattle Nutrition as well as Swine Behavior and Swine Veterinary Care.  She will be involved in the preoperative, intra-operative, and post-operative care of the animal.


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