Research Navigation Personnel


Lynn Podraza, MS
Director, Research Navigation

Ms. Podraza spent more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  She reviewed and developed research protocols, and planned and implemented clinical trials. Ms. Podraza was responsible for evaluating potential investigators and research sites, selecting and managing contract research organizations, and negotiating contracts and managing clinical research trials.  She wrote, reviewed and approved research protocols, clinical study reports, annual IND updates to the FDA, manuscripts and other publications.  She developed and managed a best practices training program and managed quality assurance (QA) projects.  She also consulted on QA process development and training.

Contact: 312-996-2102
Email: podrazal@uic.edu