Danielle Eaton, senior director and research manager, UNR Med Clinical Research Center, appointed to dual role as executive director, Sierra Veterans Research and Education Foundation

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A portrait of Danielle Eaton, senior director and research manager for the UNR Med CRC, who has recently been named executive director of the Sierra Veterans Research and Education Foundation.

Danielle Eaton, senior director and research manager for the UNR Med CRC, has recently been named executive director of the Sierra Veterans Research and Education Foundation. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med.

Danielle Eaton, senior director and research manager for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Clinical Research Center (CRC), has recently been named executive director of the Sierra Veterans Research and Education Foundation (SVREF).

The SVREF supports Veterans Affairs research and education programs and activities, facilitates collaboration between the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and educational institutions, other government agencies, private foundations, and industry sponsors, in order to support and improve health care for veterans and the general public.

In her new role with the SVREF, Eaton will function as the chief executive officer of the corporation, responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors, as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, program, and administrative management.

Eaton will also direct partnerships with other organizations, such as VA medical centers, medical schools, National Institutes of Health, the National Association of Veterans Research and Education Foundations, education foundations, and community corporations and foundations.

In her role with the UNR Med Clinical Research Center, Eaton provides direction for clinical research, expertise and resources for biomedical researchers, and consultation and analysis of project design, logistics, and resources. She facilitates matches between researchers and medical trainees that advance research objectives and expose medical students to unique and broad research opportunities, including clinical trials. Additionally, she collaborates with northern Nevada hospitals and more than 1,000 UNR Med community faculty members, facilitating the growth and success of clinical research designed to improve and advance health care in the community.

Prior to joining UNR Med, Eaton served as a clinical research coordinator in oncology at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System.

"Eaton's strong leadership within research operations and administration, and her background with both the VA and the University will serve the SVREF well," said Lisa Howard, Director VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. "Eaton will help SVREF in expanding its innovative research portfolio to improve health outcomes for our veterans and the public."

"We are pleased Danielle is taking on this leadership role, which will bolster the School of Medicine's research and education activities with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System," said UNR Med Dean, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. "Her appointment demonstrates her commitment to expanding both research capacity and health care services in northern Nevada that are in such need for so many patients."

Eaton earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree. She serves on the Reno Orthopedic Clinic Foundation board and the Nevada Women's Fund board. 


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Released: Tuesday October 20, 2020 @ 6:00 AM