[Spotlight originally posted August, 2011]
Tina Brenneman joined SSS as the ACTG Operations Center Director on June 20, 2011.
Tina has over 20 years of experience in management of federally funded clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. She played key roles at the George Washington University Biostatistics Center Coordinating Centers for the Diabetes Complications and Control Trial (DCCT) and as a Research Scientist for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), as the National Project Coordinator and Coordinating Center Manager. These programs were both funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK). The DCCT developed standards of care for insulin-dependent diabetes, and the DPP successfully prevented diabetes in high-risk persons using both lifestyle and drug treatment approaches.
At Westat in Rockville, Maryland, Tina was a Senior Project Director and Manager of Development for the National Children’s Study Coordinating Center, and she worked with several large development teams. She also served as the Project Director for private industry clinical trials in infectious disease.
Tina grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and returned there after college. She attended Webster College/University in St. Louis where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/Sociology and pursued graduate studies at George Washington University.
Tina happily pursues volunteer work at Great and Small (http://www.greatandsmallride.org), a non-profit community-based program that provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to persons with a wide range of physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. She also assists with rescued horses, where she applies her expertise in training to recondition and retrain rescue horses, including thoroughbreds retired from the track and school horses.
Tina is excited about her new position and looks forward to meeting and working with everyone throughout the DAIDS-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks.