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CSC Leadership & Staff


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J. Robinson Singleton, MD

J. Robinson Singleton, MD is Director of the Clinical Trials Support Foundation, Medical Director of the Utah CTSI Liaison Team and Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. He teaches neuromuscular disease diagnosis and electrodiagnostic techniques to neurology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation residents, and has helped train 15 neuromuscular fellows. Dr. Singleton also serves on the Centers for Translational and Clinical Science Advisory Board, and is a grant review panelist for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Diabetes Association.


Phone: 801-585-7575

Associate Director

Dixie Thompson, BSN, RN

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Dixie D. Thompson, BSN, RN, is the Associate Director of the Clinical Trials Support Foundation. She partners with the nurse manager to ensure that the CSC provides utmost quality, patient safety, and research integrity for all clinical research protocols conducted at any of the CCTS Clinical Trials Support facilities. Collaborations include facilitating scientific protocol review by the CCTS Internal Advisory Committee; external sponsor communications and visits; and program development responsibilities across CCTS Foundations and across the institution, promoting clinical and translational research resources to all University of Utah investigators.


Phone:  801-585-3993

Nurse Manager

Michelle Adams, BSN, RN

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Michelle Adams, BSN, RN is the Clinical Services Core nurse manager of the Clinical Trials Support Foundation. She manages the CSC nurses and support staff that are integral to the successful implementation of research protocols and skilled in caring for research participants from diverse medical services. She facilitates synergistic collaborations between investigators, research teams, and the CSC staff to ensure fidelity to the research protocol, quality research data, and participant safety. She also ensures the provision of excellent care to all participants and that the research visits are as efficient and comfortable as possible.


Clinical Nurse Educator

Jesika England, BSN, RN

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Administrative Assistant

Caroline Foley

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