ORQA Staff

Shaunagh Browning, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Director

Shaunagh.Browning@
georgetown.edu

Shaunagh Browning serves as the director for the Office of Research Quality Assurance (ORQA). Shaunagh joined ORQA as the director in 2018 and directs activities related to the mission and purpose of ORQA at Georgetown University. Her work in clinical research at Georgetown began as a study coordinator in 1990. Since then, she has coordinated numerous clinical trials. In addition, Shaunagh has been a certified family nurse practitioner since 1999 and provided clinical care to research patients in addition to coordinating the projects. In the past, her work included managing a clinical research unit and assisting many investigators in the implementation of their clinical research projects. Shaunagh received her BSN from George Mason University in 1988, her MS in Nursing from Georgetown University in 1998, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2019. Shaunagh’s work has centered on the role of the clinical research coordinator, with emphasis on the clinical research nurse and education of staff and scientists with the goal of research quality and efficiency.

Margie Dimatulac, BS

Quality Assurance Specialist, Senior Auditor

Margie.Dimatulac@
georgetown.edu

Margie Dimatulac serves as a Quality Assurance Specialist (Auditor) for the Office of Research Quality Assurance (ORQA). Her responsibilities include conducting internal study audits (cause and not for cause) for compliance with institutional and regulatory requirements, assisting in quality assurance training to members of the research community, and developing operational policies and procedures. Margie began working in clinical research in 2016 as a research assistant, then as a clinical research coordinator, and joined ORQA in 2019. Margie graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in health sciences.

Damian McCarthy, MD, CCRP

Quality Assurance Auditor

dlm92@
georgetown.edu

Damian McCarthy serves as a quality assurance auditor for the Office of Research Quality Assurance (ORQA). He has over 10 years of experience in clinical research and has served the last three years as the lead analyst/auditor in the Quality Assurance Office of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), where he confirmed subject eligibility and audited for the Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) and the LCCC. Within the Office of Research Quality Assurance, Damian will continue to work with the LCCC and the DSMC by conducting safety and full scope audits of Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) along with coordinating external audits. He will also work with the Georgetown research community to conduct non-oncology audits, provide quality assurance training, and promote processes that prioritize GCP adherence, regulatory compliance and participant safety. Damian graduated from Oakwood University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and obtained his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. When Damian is not working, you can find him cycling, snowboarding, or capturing moments with his camera.

Neha Mookuparambil, MS, PharmD

DSMC Program Coordinator and Quality Assurance Auditor

ndm42@georgetown.edu

Neha Mookuparambil serves as an auditor for the Office of Research Quality Assurance (ORQA). In addition to her role as an auditor, she is responsible for the coordination of the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) at Georgetown University. Neha joined the ORQA team in 2019. Her function includes coordination of various clinical research teams to collaborate and generate reports that are audited and presented to the DSMC for review. In addition, she contributes to develop new and refine existing quality assurance processes. Neha graduated with an MS in Biotechnology from Georgetown University in 2019 and PharmD from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, India, in 2018.