Clinical Staff

Clinical Staff


 

Jennifer Sutton, RN, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Director of Nursing and Administration

Jennifer was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Myrtle Beach with her family in 1998. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, and then went on to earn her nursing degree from Horry-Georgetown Technical College.  She has been with Carolina Urologic Research Center since July 2008.  She coordinates clinical trials in all areas of urology and is dedicated to advancing and improving patient care through clinical research.

Rebecca Floyd, RN, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Rebecca Floyd is one of the few natives of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  She was born and raised in the Myrtle Beach area and attended Carolina Forest High School.  Always aspiring to become a nurse, she completed her nursing degree at Horry Georgetown Technical College.  Rebecca’s compassion for patients and eagerness to learn sparked her interest in research.  She has been involved in research since February 2011 and became a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in September 2013. She specializes in advanced prostate cancer. She has been dedicated to improving patient care by providing patients with access to cutting edge therapies.

Stacy Rust, CMA, Clinical Research Coordinator

Stacy Rust was born on Pope Airforce Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After her father retired from the Air Force in 1985 her family settled in Cary, North Carolina. She earned her Associate’s in Early Childhood Education in 1992 and worked in the public school system for 13 years. Wanting to further her education in the medical field, she became a Nurse Assistant prior to earning her Associate of Science as a Registered Certified Clinical Medical Assistant in 2012. She worked for Atlantic Urology Clinics for 4 years prior to becoming a clinical research coordinator at CURC.

 

Lindsey Rabon, Clinical Research Coordinator

Lindsey Rabon is a native of the Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina. She graduated from Carolina Forest High School and later decided to pursue a career in healthcare. She attended Miller Motte Technical College and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in Medical Assisting. She started her healthcare career at Carolina Urologic Research Center as the Regulatory Affairs Coordinator and later transitioned to her current position. She is now a Clinical Research Coordinator who takes pride in her work and is passionate about her future in clinical research.

 

Angela Thompson, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator

Angela is from Iowa and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2001. During this time she worked in hospice and in home healthcare where her passion for the medical field grew. She went to Miller Motte Technical college for medical office assistance. Angela worked with Atlantic Urology as a receptionist and then moved to the insurance authorization department prior to joining CURC in 2016.

 

Wendy Miranda, Clinical Research Coordinator

Wendy was born in Heredia, Costa Rica and was raised in North Carolina. She moved to Myrtle Beach in July 2017 and began working with Carolina Urologic Research Center that August. She is new to research but has over 10 years of medical experience. She has worked in a variety of medical specialties and is excited to further her career in Clinical Research while advancing medicine and providing exceptional patient care.

 

Jennifer Smith, Clinical Research Assistant

Jennifer was born in Kailua, Hawaii and raised in East Hampton, NY. Her love for the ocean brought her to Myrtle Beach in 2004 where she graduated with a bachelors degree from Coastal Carolina University in 2008. Her interest in the medical field began while working for a medical billing and coding facility. With a passion for helping others she knew she wanted to do more in the medical field to truly benefit others. Jennifer has been a Clinical Research Assistant with the CURC team since 2017 and truly values playing an important role in the advancement of medicine and patient care.

Alexandra Poulos

Alexandra was raised in Bethel, CT and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2011. She received her Bachelors of Science in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Coastal Carolina University in 2018. She is currently working towards obtaining her PhD in Computer Engineering at Clemson University, and helps out at CURC in her spare time. She has been a proud member of the CURC team since March 2014.

Kate Valipour, RN, Clinical Research Coordinator

Kate Valipour was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. With a passion for helping others and an innate interest in the medical field, she knew early on that she would pursue a career in nursing. She attended Horry Georgetown Technical College and graduated in 2015 with a degree in nursing. Soon after graduating, Kate worked for a local hospital as a Critical Care Nurse. Kate started her career as a Clinical Research Coordinator with CURC in May of 2018. She takes pride in what she does and truly cares for her patients while helping to make advancements in medicine.

Laura Rice, Regulatory Coordinator

Laura was born and raised in West Virginia. She attended West Virginia State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. After graduating, she worked to assist those in need as a Domestic Violence Advocate. Realizing that there was a large under-served population of teen victims of domestic violence she wrote a grant that was later approved allowing funding for the first Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program to operate in the state of West Virginia where it still exists today. Laura then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she continued her education at Mercer University, obtaining her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She ran a successful medical office for 13 years before moving to Myrtle Beach to be closer to family. Laura still volunteers frequently to assist others that are in need and finds her work at CURC gratifying by being able to support the team in ground-breaking cancer research.

Meghan Kapp, Clinical Research Assistant

Meghan was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 2013. She has worked in a variety of medical specialties and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. Meghan began her career at CURC as a Research Assistant in October 2016. She takes pride in her work and her ability to be a part of innovative medical research.

Angela Buffkin, Clinical Research Assistant

Angela is a native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  She was raised in the Conway area and attended Carolina Forest High School.  She worked a wide variety of jobs before enthusiastically landing in research. She joined the CURC team in February 2019 as a Research Assistant.

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Genevieve Lind, RN, Clinical Research Coordinator

Genevieve was born in Vacaville, CA and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2008. She earned her nursing degree at Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2013 and has spent the last 6 years providing quality care to patients at local hospitals. Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, Genevieve felt the desire to be on the leading edge of developing cancer research to prolong lives while developing a personal relationship to each patient that she works with. She has dedicated herself to the care of others and takes pride in being a part of medical advancement.

 

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Toni Mazurek, Financial Coordinator

Toni was raised in New Jersey and had lived in many different places around the country before settling in Myrtle Beach in 2013.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Concentration in Biotechnology from the University of Delaware and her Master of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona.  She has over 12 years of experience in a wide range of positions within clinical research and joined CURC in 2019 as the Financial Coordinator.

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Disney Robinson, Regulatory Assistant

Disney was raised in Society Hill, SC and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2016. She graduated from Lander University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She has been a Regulatory Assistant with the CURC team since January 2020.