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Investigators & Study Staff


Shepherd H. Schurman
Shepherd H. Schurman, M.D.
Associate Medical Director, NIEHS Clinical Research Unit
Principal Investigator, EPR
Tel 919-541-7736
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
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Shepherd H. Schurman earned a BA in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Northwestern University and an MD from Chicago Medical School. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and was a research fellow at the NIH at both the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) where he later served as a Staff Clinician. As a physician-scientist, his research at NHGRI involved gene therapy for adenosine deaminase deficiency, and mouse and zebrafish transgenic models for cartilage hair hypoplasia. At the NIA, Dr. Schurman researched premature aging syndromes including Hutchinson-Gilford progeria and Rothmund-Thomson syndromes. Dr. Schurman also researched DNA damage and polymorphisms related to diseases of aging in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Currently at NIEHS, Dr. Schurman is the associate medical director of the Clinical Research Unit and the PI of the Environmental Polymorphisms Registry.

Collaborating Investigators

Adam I. Schiffenbauer
Adam I. Schiffenbauer, M.D.
Staff Clinician
Environmental Autoimmunity Group, Clinical Research Branch
Tel 301-451-6270
10 Center Dr
Clinical Center Surgical Wing
Bethesda, MD 20892-1627

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Rita Volochayev, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., C.P.M.N.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Tel 301-451-6266
10 Center Dr
Magnuson Clinical Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1627

Project Manager

Polly P. Armsby
Polly P. Armsby
Project Director, EPR
Tel 919-287-4509
4505 Emperor Blvd., Suite 400
Durham, NC 27703

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Rebecca C. Elmore, M.P.H.
EPR Operations Lead
Tel 919-287-4312
1009 Slater Rd, Suite 120
Durham, NC

Participant Recruitment

Nicole Edwards
Nicole P. Edwards
Patient Recruitment
Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
Tel 919-316-4976
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709

You can also contact an EPR representative at:
Tel: 1-866-809-1261 (Toll-Free)

EPR Steering Committee

The EPR Steering Committee is composed of

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Last Reviewed: November 27, 2017

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