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 Apaydin Nicki K. Apaydin, PhD Associate Director of Communications Details

Team Members

Praveen Angyan Praveen Angyan, MS Technical Solutions Architect, Clinical Research Informatics & Communications Details
Ruby Crosthwait Ruby Crosthwait Student Worker Details
Suail Fabros Suail Fabros, BA Marketing Coordinator Details
Ivy Hoang Ivy Hoang, BS Temp Project/Communications Details
Eric Pedersen Eric Pedersen, Ph.D. Co-Director for Digital Recruitment and Scholarship Details
Gordon Wimpress Gordon D Wimpress, BS, BA Project Administrator, Media Content and Production Details

Core Groups

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
Central Administration Details
Clinical Research Informatics Details
Clinical Research Support Details
Communications Details
Community Engagement Details
Evaluation & Improvement Details
Healthcare Delivery Science Details
Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
Research Development Details
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.