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Office of Research Support

The Office of Research Support coordinates the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and also provides support for other research initiatives at Cone Health. 

We work with research teams to ensure the safety and privacy of study participants, assess project feasibility, identify funding opportunities and coordinate and manage clinical trials.


Research Portal

Our Intranet site provides information for:

  • Institutional Review Board
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Clinical Trials Administration
  • Clinical Trial Billing

Connect to Research Portal*

*A Cone Health login is required to access the intranet.

Meet the Research Support Team

  • Krista Kenney, MS, MPS, Associate Director of Clinical Research, IRB Co-Chair, Cone Health Institutional Review Board
  • Tia Ferguson, IRB Audit Coordinator
  • Karen Cooper, MBA, Billing and Compliance Analyst
  • Jonne’ Hicks, MS, Grants and Contracts Coordinator
  • Geneice Phifer, BS, Clinical Trials Systems Administrator

Contact Information

1131-B N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 832-2330


Research Focus Areas

We’re proud to house research and trials for six disciplines at Cone Health. Each day, these teams are gaining knowledge that impact our community.