The Communications core group fulfills all internal and external communications needs for the SC CTSI, including but not limited to strategic communications with internal faculty and staff, university partners and community stakeholders. This core serves as a liaison between USC, CHLA, our partner institutions and the NIH. The Communications core also develops tools and resources for making the participant recruitment for clinical trials and research studies easier, more efficient and innovative.


      Nicki Karimipour Nicki Karimipour, PhD Associate Director, Communications and Clinical Research Support Details

Team Members

Praveen Angyan Praveen Angyan, MS Technical Solutions Architect, Clinical Research Informatics & Communications Details
Eric Pedersen Eric Pedersen, Ph.D. Director of Digital Mental Health Details

Core Groups

ADMIN Administration Details
BERD Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
CRI Clinical Research Informatics Details
CRS Clinical Research Support Details
COMMS Communications Details
CE Community Engagement Details
EI Evaluation & Improvement Details
HDS Healthcare Delivery Science Details
RKS Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
RD Research Development Details
WD Workforce Development Details

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.