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My Life as A Research Assistant at Kessler Foundation Series:
Denise Vasquez on Participants are Everything
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*** Originally recorded on April 14, 2016, updated June 19, 2020.***
*** Currently, Denise is a registered nurse in an ICU Stepdown Unit in Northern New Jersey.***
Welcome to our podcast series, “My Life As A Research Assistant”. This series is brought to you by Kessler Foundation, where we are changing the lives of people with disabilities.
Research assistants are on the front lines of our research studies—collecting data, conducting interviews, testing subjects—and are the face of Kessler Foundation to our research study participants. In 2020, Kessler Foundation was ranked among one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For and Best Places to Work in New Jersey (kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/…ork-new-jersey)!
Throughout this series, we’ll meet up with research assistants from our centers for mobility, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neuroscience and neuropsychology who have been with the Foundation for over a year, and some who are now senior research assistants, nurses, medical students, graduate students, and post docs, and those who applied their experience to other professions.
In this episode, I met up with Denise Vasquez who worked at Kessler Foundation from 2011-2018 where she started as a Research Assistant in the Center for Neuroscience and Neuropsychology and was promoted to Senior Research Assistant within the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury in January of 2018. Currently, Denise is a registered nurse in an ICU Stepdown Unit in Northern New Jersey.
For more information about Denise, check out her LinkedIn profile.
For more about the Host: Joan Banks-Smith
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This podcast was recorded on Friday, June 19, 2016 at 300 Executive Drive, West Orange, NJ and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.