Clinical Research Coordinators

Sarah Feller, BS; Assistant Laboratory Manager

Sarah Mader

Sarah serves as our Assistant Laboratory Manager for basic science research, as well as serving as a Cell Culture Specialist.  In addition, Sarah has taken on a role in clinical research as a Clinical Research Coordinator working on projects with Dr. Brandon Togioka and Dr. Sandy Christiansen. 

Sarah studied biology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where she earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2001. Sarah has been employed at OHSU since December of 2001 when she accepted her first position with the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience.  She has been a member of APOM since September of 2006.

Vincent Pinkert; Senior Research Assistant

Vincent Pinkert

Vincent graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science at Portland State University, where he managed the Benight Lab and conducted experimentation on the effects of biotinylation on the thermodynamic stability of human serum albumin, as well as a method for retrieving ligands bound to albumin from plasma. Vincent started working for OHSU in 2015, where he worked in the PICU as a hospital aide. He moved to the MICU a year later as a unit coordinator, but also worked part time in pediatric acute care, as well as floating within the ICU pool on the adult side. Vincent stepped back into research in pulmonary critical care medicine as a clinical research coordinator. Since 2019, he has continued to work as a clinical research coordinator at APOM.

Barbara Cassese; Clinical Study Coordinator

Barbara Cassese

Barbara is from New York City, spent her formative years in the Poconos (after 9/11) and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. She previously worked in banking and wealth management before seeking a career pathway in medicine. She comes to us most recently from a pain management clinic where she served as a research study coordinator. Of note, she will be starting her MPH in Public Health Practice this June at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

Outside of work Barbara enjoys running, drawing, reading, traveling and photography.