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Avera Research Institute

Ryan Hansen
Executive Director
605-322-3081

2020 S. Norton Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-322-3050
Fax: 605-322-3051

Clinical Drug Research

Jayden Portice
Clinical Research Manager
605-322-3054

Julie Kittelsrud, CNP
Sub-Investigator
Certified Nurse Practitioner

605-322-3069

Julie Fieldsend, RN
Project Leader 
605-322-3072

Gail Syverson, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3075

Char Flottman, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3071

Vikki Petersen, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3056

Mike Jahnke
Program Coordinator
605-322-3067

Tammy Jung 
Regulatory Specialist
605-322-3050

Ray Iwen 
Billing Coordinator
605-322-3065

Clinical Cancer Research

Cheryl Ageton, RN
Clinical Research Manager
605-322-3095

Krista Schmit, PharmD
Research Pharmacist
605-322-3096

Janna Binder, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3293

Michaela Bertram, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3086

Tracy Petersen, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3079

Karin Swenson, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3018

Mary Fagerness, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-7554

Natasha Flier, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-7536

Heidi Nickles, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3295

Dan Norfolk, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
605-322-3291

Jan Healy, MT
Regulatory Specialist
605-322-3082

 

Applied Research

Ronald Utecht, PhD
Scientific Director
605-275-8755

Terry Downey, PhD 
Operations Director 
605-275-8754

Barb Haberer
Senior Research Associate
605-275-8752

Karen Munger, PhD
Research Scientist

Raj Bhandari, PhD
Research Scientist

Esther Pistek
Quality Associate

Lindsey Marshall
Research Associate

Caleb Berdahl
Research Associate

Brenda Stark
Executive Assistant

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