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Katrina Bandong

Program Associate for Medical Research

Katrina Bandong is the program associate for medical research at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, Bandong worked as a research coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), where she began as a research aide for the Department of Genetic Medicine assisting in the development and execution of research targeting pulmonary diseases and various genetic mutations. Bandong then graduated to the role of in-house clinical monitor and research coordinator for NIH-funded, FDA-regulated clinical trials to ensure compliance with both federal and university regulations. As part of her training, she received certification from both the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Society of Clinical Research Association, Inc. In 2013, Bandong moved to the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension of WCMC where she acted as the division’s principal research coordinator. She worked closely with both the chief and faculty to facilitate NIH-funded projects focused on gene profiling in the prognostication of allograft rejection and dysfunction in transplant patients.

Bandong earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish for International Services from the Catholic University of America and obtained her Master of Science degree in Fundraising and Grantmaking from New York University.