Welcome Sarah Anvar!

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Anvar Project Assistant – to the Division!!

Sarah started this morning and will be working closely with Dr. Vicky Tang and her research team as a Project Assistant at UCSF.  Sarah is currently enrolled at UC Berkeley and will very soon attain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology.  Most recently, Sarah worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the UC Berkeley Cal Mania Lab (CALM), where she recruited study participants, managed quantitative data, and coded audio recordings pertaining to interpersonal emotion dynamics and the psychology of romantic relationships under Dr. Sheri L. Johnson.  She also participated in the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) and wrote an honors thesis on the relationship between emotion-related impulsivity and suicidality under Dr. Johnson.  Sarah has experience with IRB protocols, preregistering hypotheses, programming survey flow and skip/display logic in survey software, and managing participant recruitment on MTurk.  Sarah also worked for Gilead in their Regulatory Affairs Oncology department, where she collaborated with team members on regulatory submissions such as clinical study reports, study protocols and amendments.  Sarah is no stranger to UCSF since she was an undergrad researcher in 2018 in the Department of Neurological Surgery where she worked on a study focused on translational questions and worked on models of pediatric epilepsy in mice and interneuron-based cell therapies for epilepsy under Dr. Scott Baraban.  Additional Fact: Mana Anvar (on the AMEND team) is Sarah’s sister!  [Sarah gave me permission to disclose this 😊]  As a Project Assistant for Dr. Tang, Sarah will support a variety of research functions aimed at improving the care of older adults.  Particularly, she will work on the NIH-funded project “Improving Outcomes of Older Adults with Psychosocial Vulnerability Undergoing Major Surgery”, assisting with data gathering, project coordination and analysis.  We are so excited that Sarah has decided to join our team!  Sarah’s UCSF email is [email protected] (although not active at the moment, try tomorrow morning).  Please help us to welcome Sarah to the team, we’re very excited to have her!!!