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Tatiana Thompson, Clinical Research Coordinator

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Tatiana ThompsonTatiana Thompson has been a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Neurology for more than a year.   Before joining UMass Chan, she graduated in 2022 from the College of the Holy Cross, studying Neuroscience. She grew up in Connecticut before moving to Massachusetts and has family from Jamaica. She joined UMass Chan through the McManus Lab, Pipeline for Underrepresented Students in Medicine (PRISM).  

Tatiana’s interest in the brain and behavior have driven her interest in neurological studies. Her curiosity pared with medicine has made research her desired career choice. In her role, she initiates research studies from contractual negotiations, patient enrollment, and continued follow-up. Tatiana collaborates with study sponsors, physicians, and patients to execute the study treatment plan. She is interested in mindfulness research, with physicians preparing non-invasive or drug-free treatment, medical care plans. 

Tatiana enjoys working in clinical research and shares, “I find being a helping hand in making the patient better rewarding. Some individual’s diseases are very debilitating, and they come to us because they want to get better. When I see a positive result from the patient’s participation in a study, it is extremely rewarding.” 

Tatiana’s future goals include attending medical school, running her own laboratory, and practice. Since working in Neurology, her career pursuits now include earning an MD-PhD due to the variety of career options she was unaware of before. In her spare time, she loves to read and write, and she also endeavors to be a foodie, she is working on her Yelp Elite status.