Research Leadership


John Vanchiere, MD, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office
(318) 675-7013

Valarie White, MPA, PhD, CRA

Director, Office for Sponsored Programs

Wayne Nix, MBA

Chief Innovation Officer
(318) 675-7016

Nobel Bhuiyan, PhD

Director, Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Kelly Tatchell, PhD

Director, Research Core Facility

Erin Yates, RN, BSN

Director, Clinical Trials Office

Jarrod Sawyer, MBA

Manager, Research Data and Applications

Debbie Crafts

Program Manager
(318) 675-4102

Megan Strecker, MBA

Project Coordinator, Research Communications
(318) 675-4166