Clinical Trials Staff

Ashley Byrne, ACRP-CP

Ashley ByrnePosition

Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact

email: aeb6q@virginia.edu

Divisions

Pediatrics, Trauma

Bio

Ashley started her career as a Research Assistant (RA) in the Drabick Lab at Temple University while studying for her Bachelor’s degree. She worked on various studies within Developmental Psychopathology under Dr. Deborah Drabick, and eventually she was promoted to coordinate a study on an Intermittent Explosive Disorder study partnered with the Mechanisms of Affect Dysregulation Clinical Research Laboratory (MADLAB). Ashley soon graduated with a B.A. in Psychology minoring in Cognitive Neuroscience, and continued her research career as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Pediatric Hepatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Next, she held a position as a Regulatory Coordinator at Temple Fox Chase Cancer Center. After missing the patient interaction she decided to join our team. Currently she is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Division of Pediatrics & the Division of Trauma within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UVA. She holds interest in the field due to her personal experience receiving an orthopaedic surgery after a skiing accident. Ashley’s coordination & regulatory management areas of expertise include retrospective & prospective database studies, biorepository studies, & clinical trials.

Lizzie Leitch, MEd, ATCPhoto of Lizzie Leitch, Clinical Research Coordinator, UVA Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Position

Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact

email: EBL7NU@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

Divisions

Sports Medicine

Bio

Lizzie serves as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Sports Medicine Division. Lizzie completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science with double minors in Creative Writing and Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Literacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 prior to receiving her Master’s from the University of Virginia in 2015. Also a licensed Athletic Trainer, Lizzie has worked clinically with athletes in high school, collegiate and professional sports and will continue her clinical work at UVA in the Sports Medicine clinic in addition to her role in research.

Eric McVey, MEd

McVeyEric-emailPosition

Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact

email: edm9u@Virginia.EDU

Divisions

Adult Reconstruction

Bio

Eric graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in Athletic Training before completing his Master’s degree in Athletic Training at the University of Virginia.  He worked as the Clinical Manager at Partnership Fabrication Systems before joining the University of Virginia’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a research coordinator in February 2016.  Currently, he works with the Adult Reconstruction Division and the Trauma Division on both funded and unfunded research.

Kaitlyn Shank, MEd, ATC, CCRP

ShankKaitlyn-emailPosition

Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact

email: kcg4hf@Virginia.EDU

Divisions

Sports Medicine

Bio

Kaitlyn is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Sports Medicine Division.  Kaitlyn graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2014 and from the University of Virginia with a Master’s Degree in 2015.  She previously worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level before coming back to work at UVA in July, 2016. Her background as an Athletic Trainer gives her a special appreciation for Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in Sports Medicine.

As the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Sports Medicine Division, she is responsible for working under six Orthopaedic Surgeons to manage all funded clinical trials as well as clinical research projects.