Philippe Gaillard

Philippe Gaillard, PhD
Senior Biostatistician

2000 Levy Avenue, Building A., Suite 362, Room 367
(850) 644-1067  |  pgaillard@fsu.edu

PhD, Quantitative Methods, University of Minnesota
MA, Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh
MS, Communication, Fort Hays State University
BA, Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, France

As the Senior Biostatistician for the Office for Clinical Research Advancement, Philippe provides statistical support to FSU researchers doing human subjects, clinical research and clinical trials. He came to FSU from Auburn University, where he served as Director of the Statistical Consulting Center for six years and also was an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He previously spent seven years as a statistical consultant with the Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center at the University of Minnesota. Philippe also worked as a biostatistician for the state of Nevada’s Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics and as a statistician for Allina-Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Philippe has collaborated with more than 200 researchers in various academic disciplines, including biology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, gerontology, pediatrics and orthopedics. This work has resulted in more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Philippe has taught courses in biostatistics, educational statistics, research methods and supervised the statistical consulting work of dozens of students over the years. His experience includes statistical analysis, database management, measurement, study design, visualization of statistical patterns, and communication with consumers of research.

Sharon Liebrich

Sharon Liebrich, MSN, RN, CCRC
Clinical Research Program Director

2000 Levy Avenue, Building A., Suite 362, Room 369
(850) 645-6887  |  sliebrich@fsu.edu

MSN, Healthcare Systems, Loyola University
BS, Social Sciences, Florida State University

Sharon is the Clinical Research Program Director for the Office for Clinical Research Advancement. She provides strategic direction and oversight of the office’s clinical research program as a central coordinating and support resource for FSU human subjects researchers. She also is the team lead for the office’s newest resource, the Clinical Research and Trials Unit, a 2,200-square foot facility designed to support clinical research and clinical trials in advancing the understanding, prevention and treatment of human diseases and health conditions. The outpatient research space has private exam rooms, interview/testing and consultation rooms, and vital signs/phlebotomy space with processing and specimen storage capabilities. Prior to joining FSU, Sharon worked in a variety of clinical and research roles at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Southern Medical Group and Tallahassee Research Institute. These included clinical research coordinator and clinical nurse manager with oversight for a variety of departments such as direct patient care, CLIA certified laboratory, radiology department, and an RN lead anticoagulation clinic. Sharon is excited to bring her knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm back to her alma mater.

Jennifer Sanders

Jennifer Sanders, BS
Business Manager

2000 Levy Avenue, Building A, Suite 362, Room 359
(850) 644-7117  |  jlcordell@fsu.edu

BS, Criminology, Florida State University
AA, Tallahassee Community College

Jennifer is the Business Manager for the Office for Clinical Research Advancement. She helps manage and is the first point of contact for all administrative, fiscal and business inquiries of the office and the FSU Clinical Research and Trials Unit. A Tallahassee native, Jennifer joined OCRA after spending more than 16 years with the FSU Office of Design & Construction as a Project Administrator and Business Manager, with responsibility for the University’s Design & Construction project contracts, budgets and administration. Before that, Jennifer spent more than two years in the Office of Admissions and Records at FSU as a Senior Accountant.


Farnaz Solatikia, PhD

2000 Levy Avenue, Building A, Suite 362
(850) 645-6689  |  fsolatikia@fsu.edu

PhD, Applied Statistics, University of Memphis
MS, Biostatistics, University of Memphis
MS, Applied Mathematics, University of Memphis
MS, Pure Mathematics, Sahand University of Technology, Iran
BS, Pure Mathematics, Azarbaijan University, Iran

Farnaz is a Biostatistician for the Office for Clinical Research Advancement. She works with Philippe to provide statistical support to FSU researchers. Before coming to FSU, Farnaz was an assistant instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a graduate research assistant in the School of Public Health at The University of Memphis. She also served as a research assistant at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and a faculty member and lecturer for universities in Tabriz, Iran.

FSU/TMH Research Collaboration

Joseph Frascella

Joe Frascella, PhD
Chief Clinical Research Officer

3012 Westcott North, Room 3021
(850) 645-0470  |  jfrascella@fsu.edu

PhD, Experimental Psychology/Neuroscience, Brown University
MSc, Experimental Psychology, Brown University
AB, Biopsychology, Hamilton College

Joe is the Chief Clinical Research Officer for the FSU/Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare research collaboration. In this role he works with FSU researchers, TMH clinicians, the FSU Office for Clinical Research Advancement and the TMH Office of Research to foster and facilitate research collaborations between the two institutions. Joe holds a joint reporting relationship to the FSU Vice President for Research and the TMH Vice President and Chief Integration Officer. He joined FSU from Legacy Research Institute in Portland, Oregon, where he was Vice President of Research and led a highly translational biomedical research program. Prior to his position at Legacy, Joe served in a number of different leadership roles at the National Institutes of Health and its affiliates. He also was a senior research scientist for the Vice President for Research at the University of Maryland, an assistant professor at Brown University, and a research physiologist at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute.

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Alix McKee, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

2110 Centerville Rd., Suite C (North building) Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 431-4947  |  Alix.mckee@tmh.org or aomckee@fsu.edu

BS, Psychology, Florida State University

Alix is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the research collaboration between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) and Florida State University. A member of the TMH Office of Research, she works alongside the FSU Office for Clinical Research Advancement to develop, establish, and maintain productive relationships with TMH clinicians and FSU research collaborators. Alix works with principal investigators to manage study teams, develop and execute effective recruitment strategies, implement study design, and assist in TMH IRB submissions. As a recent graduate of Florida State University, Alix joins TMH/FSU with prior experience across several different lab settings at the university. She looks forward to helping others excel in the field of clinical research.