Meet Our Team

Goals and Objectives

Generally, there are many factors that go into developing a successful study from start to finish. Each of these factors are governed by specific rules and oversight and can sometimes pose problematic issues for investigators if not properly handled. The overall goal of the Gilstrap Clinical Trials Coordinating Center is to bridge the gap between investigators who are eager to do clinical research and the entities set in place by the institution to regulate and monitor human research by providing a medium that can facilitate this process. By utilizing this service investigators can focus on the “research side” of research instead of the “business side” of research.






  • Sunbola AshimiSunbola Ashimi, PhD, Director of Research






Research Team

  • Sarah Ayala, Research Assistant I
  • Sabrina DaCosta, MD, Research Assistant III
  • Ana Davie, MD, Research Assistant III
  • Nahla Daye, MD, Research Assistant III
  • Joe Haydamous, MD, Research Assistant III
  • Mina Hoori, MD, Research Assistant III
  • John Hotra, Research Coordinator II
  • Cassandra Igbe, Research Assistant II
  • Dara Lawal,  Research Assistant I
  • Ayo Ogunye, MD, Regulatory Specialist
  • Clemente Noriega Valdez, MD, Research Assistant III
  • Sandra Sadek, MD, Research Assistant III
  • Connor Yee, Research Assistant II