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With over 20 years of research experience, Elizabeth Balbin overseas several research studies at the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine.  With a background in immunology, psychology and administration, her elizabethprofessional and academic career takes on a multidisciplinary approach, integrating divergent fields of study.  She has extensive experience overseeing large research studies/program projects totaling over 18 million dollars from development (including grant preparation and writing study protocols), implementation, to data analysis and manuscript preparation.  She has worked with NIH, NIMH, CDC, DOD, NCAAM, as well as private funding agencies.  Elizabeth has numerous published articles and conference presentations and has written a laboratory manual.  Her extensive experience in recruitment, preparation of reports, Institutional Review Board, and data management as well as conference preparations have ensured the studies progress successfully. A passion for teaching and working with students of all levels makes her a highly sought after mentor.   In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, the arts - glass blowing, sculpture, sailing, kayaking, swimming, philanthropy/volunteering, her dogs, fine food, and singing in the shower.

I was born and raised in New York City, moved to Miami in 1994. After attending Barry University for Psychology, I took a break to raise my three children. I changed my major to Nursing and graduated with a 3.8 GPA.  Ifanny have over 4 years of experience as a Research Nurse Coordinator at the Miami VA.   Since then I have coordinated research projects from beginning to end.  I’ve recruited hundreds of patients and have gained extensive experience with Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patients. I am passionate about my profession and the work that we are doing.

Born and raised in small town in Western Massachusetts, Jeff moved to South Florida as a teenager where he eventually received his degree in Athletic Training and the subsequent Athletic Training Certification (ATC) jefffrom the University of Miami. Since then, Jeff has become a lifelong student of the physiological, anatomical and rehabilitative sciences, fueling his desire to understand everything and anything about the human form. 

Throughout his studies and work experience, Jeff has worked with professional athletes in the NFL with the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, as well as multiple populations ranging from NCAA athletes to elderly orthopedic patients and everyone in between.

Jeff lives with his wife, Sabrina and his fluff-ball of a puppy, Chloe. In his free time, Jeff enjoys computer programming, amateur robotics and everything music.

Precious was born in Okinawa, Japan but has been in Miami for the past ten years.  She has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and is currently completing a certificate in Business Analytics. precious She is responsible for recruiting as well as collecting and managing data. Precious is the proud parent of three awesome young men.  During her spare time she mentors and likes to go to the beach.

Born in Honduras, Arnaldo Tercero spend the first nine years of his childhood there. He migrated to Miami, FL in 1993 with his parents and two siblings. He was raised in Miami (Wynwood neighborhood) where he made strides to succeed in sports and academics. He was the first in his family to attend college and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a minor in Health Services Administration.

Arnaldo has worked in research close to ten years, where he’s worked as a recruiter and clinicial staff member at the University of Miami’s Hispanic Community Health Study, as well as, the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s “Game Changer community vehicle” project. He currently holds the role as a Data Manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Miami, in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University. Arnaldo oversees the organization, storage and processing of clinical and laboratory data collected while safeguarding the security and confidentially of the study subjects and maintaining the standards set forth by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Nova Southeastern University.

David Freeman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Miami in 1999. David has been in the computing industry for over thirty years, and started out as an application support engineer at NEC working on the first laptop computers. David holds a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University and an MS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Over the years, David has had the privilege of working in both research and industry and has worked in a diverse array of areas ranging from creating computer games for E-Learning, to working as a linear accelerator operator on the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. David currently serves as the Data Manager for INIM overseeing both clinical and laboratory data processing, storage and dissemination.

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