Research Nurses

Debra Armstrong, BA, RN, CCRC and Paivi Burke, RN have worked in the field of research nursing for many years. They are both proficient in and certified at the VA to perform PK (pharmacokinetic) sampling, OGTT (oral glucose tolerance tests), FSIVGTT (frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance tests) and many kinds of glucose clamping procedures. They have coordinated and conducted many pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials, including inhaled insulin and continuous glucose monitoring trials. They strictly adhere to the policies set forth at the VA to insure patient safety and privacy. They devote their time and energy into making the research experience pleasant and rewarding for all concerned.