Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Scleroderma Program

Research Coordinators

Meet our research coordinators:

Mary Carns, MS

Mary Carns, MS

Research Project Manager, Rheumatology
As Research Project Manager, Mary arranges participant referrals, coordinates visits to the program, and facilitates all scleroderma-related clinical and translational research.  Originally from Rochester, MN, Mary obtained her master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her bachelor's degree in Biology and Sociology/Anthropology from Knox College.
Kathleen Dennis-Aren, MPH, CHES

Kathleen Dennis-Aren, MPH, CHES

Research Project Coordinator, Rheumatology
As Research Project Coordinator, Kathleen informs prospective participants about current studies, obtains consent, coordinates the collection of blood, skin biopsy, and esophageal biopsy samples, and collects clinical and demographic data for scleroderma research.  Kathleen obtained her master's degree in Public Health from Des Moines University and her bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science from Spring Arbor University in Michigan.