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Jayna Duell

Registered Nurse
ALS Clinical Research Coordinator

Jayna Duell is responsible for clinical trials and observational studies for the ALS Center of Excellence at Michigan Medicine.  At the Pranger ALS Clinic, she recruits patients for ongoing ALS research, explains current and future available studies, and oversees various other study activities.

Duell received her B.S. in Nursing at University of Michigan. She has been a Registered Nurse with Michigan Medicine since 2005, starting her nursing career on the inpatient Orthopedic and Trauma Unit at Michigan Medicine. In 2012, Jayna joined the Department of Neurology, with a specific focus of ALS research. Jayna is now the Lead Clinical Research Coordinator for ALS Clinical Research at Michigan Medicine.

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Regular clinical trial activities includes Slow vital capacity (SVC), hand held dynamometry (HHD), hand grip strength, ATLIS, ECG administration, ALSFRS-R administration, ALSQOL administration, adverse event review and documentation, medication administration, drug compliance verification, reporting to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and regulatory document compliance. Jayna is also involved in the orientation of new ALS coordinators and facilitating their success in coordinating studies.