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Beenapa Baird

Research Assistant

Beenapa Baird, a recent graduate of Florida State College, has entered the field of biomedical research. Beenapa is passionate about her work’s impact. She is excited to make a difference in the lives of many individuals as she takes on this challenging and rewarding journey.


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Cynthia Buda, RN,BSN CCRC

Chief of Operations ENCORE Borland Groover Clinical Research EBGCR Southside

Cynthia graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with the distinction of “Fab Grad”. She is the Co-Founder of the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research and has worked over 36 years in clinical research operations for ENCORE Research.

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Austin Cothron

Research Coordinator

Austin L. Cothron is a highly accomplished Research Assistant at EBGCR, who boasts an impressive record of physician shadowing for consultations and appointments at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and volunteering at Flagler Hospital Emergency Room in St. Augustine, FL. Austin’s dedication and hard work have earned him the prestigious 2018-2019 UNF Ospreys Institutional Grant and the 2018 Theodore R.…

Liam Delfin

Liam Delfin graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2021. He worked as an Emergency Department Scribe for 3 years during the initial start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After witnessing the rigors of the emergency department and the true need for medical care for those in need, his new found devotion to medicine started and pushed him forward into all opportunities in the medical field.…

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Hope Goldman, BS, MS, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Hope graduated with Honors from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science in 1986. She completed her Master’s Degree in Animal Science at the University of California at Davis in 1992. Hope worked for Genentech, Inc. from 1990-2009 developing animal models of cardiovascular disease (18 yrs), then as a non-clinical study monitor (2 yrs).…

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Josey Lee

Clinical Research Coordinator

Josey is originally from Georgia and moved to Florida three years ago. She attended school and obtained a degree in medical assisting and she has passionately worked in the medical field for the last nine years. Research crossed her path a year ago as a great opportunity to help patients who may have run out of options. …

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LaShondra Mitchell, MBA

Patient Placement Specialist

LaShondra Mitchell is a Patient Placement Specialist at Encore Borland-Groover Clinical Research. She joined EBGCR in 2021 working with the people who are interested in exploring clinical research as part of their gastroenterology care under the direction of Borland Groover Physician Investigators.

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Twila Morrell, CCRC, B.S.

Assistant Site Manager

Twila has lived in Jacksonville since 2004 with her husband of 17 years but is a very proud Georgia native. She has a medical assisting background which has provided her with more than 15 years of experience in a healthcare setting. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration in June 2011 and became a Clinical Research Coordinator in 2012.…

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Kalene Sutton

Lab Manager

Kalene Sutton recently graduated from Florida State College with a degree in Phlebotomy and has since made strides in the medical and research fields. With experience as a lab technician and phlebotomist at Encore Borland-Groover Clinical Research and Flagler Hospital in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, respectively, she has honed her skills and gained a deeper understanding of patient care.

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Ryan Travis

Research Assistant

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Jacob Wolfer

Jacob was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida and has been working with Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research for over 3 years. He was able to work on multiple COVID-19 vaccine trials and has officially become a research assistant at Encore Borland Groover Clinical Research. With his experience, Jacob was able to quickly adapt and learn the new studies and procedures that he is working on.…

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