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About CPQA

Developing and conducting quality assurance activities that support the HIV/AIDS translational research and clinical trials within DAIDS networks

Program Overview

CPQA operates under a contract with the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The goal of CPQA is to provide quality assurance programs and training for DAIDS-funded clinical pharmacology laboratories (CPLs).

The CPQA Program is organized into several committees and units.

Key Organizations

University at Buffalo: The University at Buffalo is the largest campus in the State University of New York system and New York’s leading public center for graduate and professional education. More than 29,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, UB is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Frontier Science: Frontier Science provides data management, statistical support, application development, and proficiency testing reports for the CPQA program. With over 40 years of experience, Frontier Science is a not-for-profit corporation that is known internationally as a highly capable data management and statistical center, collaborating with research networks, pharmaceutical companies, and others in the design, conduct, and execution of clinical trials and long-term observational studies.

HANC: The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) works with the HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks funded by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the intent of creating a more integrated, collaborative, and flexible research structure. The networks are an affiliated group of national and international medical research institutions and investigators that conduct clinical HIV/AIDS research to develop safe and effective drugs, prevention strategies, and HIV vaccines.

NIAID/DAIDS: The Division of AIDS (DAIDS), part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), was formed to develop and implement the national research agenda to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. DAIDS supports global research for HIV/AIDS and related infections.

Key Persons

CPQA Leadership

Photo: Dr Gene Morse

Gene Morse, PharmD
CPQA Principal Investigator
University at Buffalo

Photo: Robin DiFrancesco

Robin DiFrancesco, MBA
Program Manager
University at Buffalo

Photo: Kelly Tooley

Sue Siminski, MS, MBA
Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) PI
Frontier Science

Photo: Kelly Tooley

Kelly Tooley, MSEd
Program Administrator
University at Buffalo

CPQA Staff

NameRoleAffiliation
Andrew Jacob OcqueResearch ScientistUniversity at Buffalo
Barbara BuckleyProject Staff AssistantUniversity at Buffalo
Charlene TaylorProficiency Testing Unit SupervisorUniversity at Buffalo
Colleen HaglerSenior Technical SupportUniversity at Buffalo
Jill LaphamTechnical SupportUniversity at Buffalo
Kelly Patton, MSHASenior Research Support SpecialistUniversity at Buffalo
Linda HaleTechnical SupportUniversity at Buffalo
Mary Lou BodziakTechnical SupportUniversity at Buffalo
Richard Browne, PhDCo-InvestigatorUniversity at Buffalo
Staci ScherrerTechnical SupportUniversity at Buffalo
Troy Wood, PhDCo-InvestigatorUniversity at Buffalo
Heather Sprenger, MSLaboratory Data Division ChiefFrontier Science
Kacey MateckiLaboratory Data ManagerFrontier Science
Kyle Whitson, MALaboratory Data ManagerFrontier Science
Melynda Cotten, MAStatistical ProgrammerFrontier Science
Sue Rosenkranz, PhDResearch ScientistFrontier Science
Yan Wang, MSMaster StatisticianFrontier Science
Zachary LiquormanTechnical WriterFrontier Science