Meet Our Team

CHRC staff

The Center for Human Research Coordination (CHRC) team includes, from left, Jennifer Marmon, Martha Callahan, Jane Diehl, Alicia Atkins, Marlo Goss, Karin Silbernagel (center director) and Nazim Karaca. Launched in 2021 as a resource for UD faculty researchers and the public, the center is located at UD’s STAR Campus.

Karin Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD

Karin Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD

Director, Center for Human Research Coordination

Email: kgs@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-4808
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Karin is associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware and founding director of the Center for Human Research Coordination. As CHRC’s director, she is responsible for all aspects of its operation. Professor Silbernagel received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy (1990) from Boston University, advanced M.Sc. in physical therapy (2001) and Ph.D. in orthopaedics (2006) from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has been a physical therapist for 30+ years and has ongoing funded research in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal injury with a focus on the lower extremity.

Alicia Adkins

Alicia Adkins

Senior Research Technician

Email: aiadkins@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-6202
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Alicia is responsible for research subject logistics including screening, scheduling, transportation/monitoring, and payments for research subjects participating in various studies. Alicia also is responsible for the retention of research subjects for individual studies and assists researchers in reporting data for progress reports. She also assists in recruitment for registries. Alicia joined us in 2016 and has been the sole coordinator for a multisite award. She previously worked in a large physician practice bringing vast knowledge on navigating best practices in securing medical clearances for many researchers. She is also CITI certified for both Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protections — the certificates are available upon request. 

Martha Callahan

Martha Callahan

Research Manager

Email: mcall@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-6202
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Martha is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and workflow for the research studies that CHRC supports. She assists researchers with budgeting for study coordination in their grant proposals. Martha also develops and maintains individual research studies and registry databases, policies and procedures strictly following human subject guidelines. Martha is the point of contact for researchers at UD, helping them navigate human subject coordination and compliance. Martha has worked at UD for over 20 years with many years of experience with human subjects. She is also CITI certified for both Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protections — the certificates are available upon request.

Jane Diehl

Jane Diehl

Research Technician

a Email: diehlj@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-4616
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Jane is responsible for research subject logistics including screening, scheduling, transportation/monitoring, processing payments for research participants and scheduling research subjects into studies. She assists with registries by performing specific screening tests to determine eligibility for studies. She coordinates individual studies including a large clinical trial. Jane joined our team in 2016. She previously worked in a variety of patient care positions. She is also CITI certified for both Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protections — the certificates are available upon request.

Marlo Goss

Marlo Goss

Business Administrator

Email: mgoss@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-3184
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Marlo is responsible for CHCR’s financial monitoring and management, human resources, overseeing all administrative functions. Marlo also supports recruitment and registry development and is the point of contact for the center, managing daily operations. Marlo has been with UD since 2009. She previously worked in corporate administration as well as in various small businesses.

Nazim Karaca

Nazim Karaca

Data Systems Analyst

Email: nazim@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-6055
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Nazim manages the servers and databases at the University of Delaware that host REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing clinical and translational research databases, and provides technical support for research performed at UD. Nazim is spearheading the new software application selected to house registries at UD. He conducts and coordinates user education for REDCap at UD, as well as for UD collaborators. Nazim was a senior data engineer for a large insurance firm before joining the University of Delaware as a data systems analyst in 2019. He is also CITI certified for both Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protections — the certificates are available upon request.

Jennifer Marmon

Jennifer Marmon

Research Technician

Email: jmarmom@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-4615
Address: 540 South College Avenue

Jennifer is responsible for research subject logistics for individual studies, recruitment for clinical trial studies, as well as screening subjects for registries. She assists with screening, scheduling, transportation and monitoring, and payments for research subjects. She coordinates registries by screening and performing specific screening tests to determine eligibility for studies. Jenn has been a team member with us since 2013 when she began work at UD. She is also CITI certified for both Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protections — the certificates are available upon request.