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American Family Children's Hospital

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Contact OTRS at anytime with questions.


Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) 7th floor

Phone: (608) 262-8016 


Dona Alberti, RN, BSN, MSM

Assistant Director for Translational Research

  • Over 25 years of experience in oncology clinical research which includes over 10 years of experience as program administrator of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) Phase I and GU Programs
  • Expertise in all aspects of the clinical research process including local, state, and federal clinical research regulations
  • Expertise in developing Translational Research Programs (e.g. UWCCC's Translational Science BioCore, Translational Imaging Research Working Group)
  • Experience with multi-investigator grant application submissions including SPOREs, R01s and U01s

Dawn Church, MS 
Research Program Manager

  • Expertise in translational research with over 20 years of experience in early stage preclinical drug development process
  • Over 10 years experience in lab management and resource consulting
  • Experience in development and administration of translational research grants
  • Research expertise in preclinical studies in prostate cancer pathways

Katie Kovacich, BS 

Administrative Specialist

  • Previous experience in UWCCC Phase I Program which included centrally managing and organizing communication; acted as liaison between the Cancer Therapy Discovery and Development (formerly Phase I), WIMR, UWHC and other UW departments
  • Experience in events coordination including UWCCC scientific symposiums, the American Cancer Society Retreat and UWCCC Annual Research Retreat