The CGH Research Division is led by Dr. Sanjib Mohanty and Dr. Jason Wilson. Many other CGH physicians also participate in clinical trials as Primary and Sub-Investigators. The CGH Research staff includes a research nurse and clinical research coordinator, who recruit patients, prepare and submit regulatory documents to the sponsor and the IRB, and also provide continuous communication between the study site and sponsor. Most importantly, we guide patients with caring and comprehensive support throughout the entire study process.
Meet our new research staff members:
Kate Baade, RN, BSN
Kate began her research career as a clinical research coordinator, then manager, in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston, MA. After obtaining her BS in nursing from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, she moved to Atlanta, GA where she managed an outpatient endoscopy center at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates and later managed the Gastrointestinal/Pulmonary Services Department at Northside Hospital. Most recently, Kate worked at Minnesota Gastroenterology, P.A. and relocated to North Carolina for the warmer weather!
She is married and has two children, Andrew (7) and Bridget (5) who attend St. Matthew’s. In her free time, she enjoys reading and travelling with her family. They hope to visit every ballpark in the United States in the next 10 years! She is thrilled to be joining the CGH Research Division as she is passionate about research and the opportunities it affords our patients.
Sarah Ennis, CCRC
Sarah received her bachelor of science in biological sciences at the University of Missouri—Columbia. She started her clinical research career at Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in February 2007 and coordinated several ophthalmology and otolaryngology trials over those 12 years. She is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and has been a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) since March 2009. Sarah recently joined the CGH Research Division in February 2019 and is excited to be part of a growing research team. She enjoys spending time with her husband, knitting, and spending time outdoors.
What we do:
Clinical trials evaluate new medical approaches and increase scientific understanding of a wide variety of diseases. These trials offer patients additional therapeutic options for difficult to treat problems. At CGH we have access to a wide variety of clinical trials. For example, current and upcoming studies offer treatments for liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis and celiac disease (among others). How patients respond to any experimental medication, device or procedure is carefully monitored on an ongoing basis.
To learn more about our research division and current trials, visit our research page.