Research Team

Cindy Lawrence, MFS, CCRC

Clinical Trials Coordinator. Ms. Lawrence earned a Master of Forensic Science degree from National University and a CCR accreditation from ACRP. She has over 20 years of clinical research experience focused predominantly in Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Pulmonary. Ms. Lawrence has held many clinical research roles as Sr. CCRC, Program Manager, CRA, and IRB Analyst. She has worked at the VA San Diego Hospital, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CRO's private clinical trial sites, and has been with UCSD for 16 years

Veronica Lopez, BS

Clinical Trials Coordinator. Ms. Lopez graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology and is currently completing a Master's degree in Clinical Research at UCSD. She has been with USCD for 10 years, in the areas of research and health care. Ms. Lopez is bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoys working with multicultural communities.

Robin Ellam, BA

Clinical Trails Coordinator. Ms. Ellam started her career at UCSD as an undergraduate student volunteer in 2006 in the department of Psychology and Psychiatry. Prior to joining the Movement Disorder Center team, she was a research coordinator at the San Diego Department of Veteran Affairs for 3 1/2 years, working closely with many members of the UCSD team. Her experience focuses on neuropsychology of Parkinson's Disease and other movement and dementia disorders. 

Salma Debar, RAC, PMP

Clinical Trials Regulatory Research Associate. Salma Debar earned her bachelors in Human Genetics from the University of Nottingham followed by a masters in Biochemical Engineering from University College London. She has 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, both in the lab and as a clinical/regulatory project coordinator. Ms. Debar is trilingual in French, Arabic and English and her interest include swimming, baking and traveling.