M. Carolina Mendoza-Puccini, IMG, CCRC

M. Carolina Mendoza-Puccini, IMG, CCRC

Studies Manager

Research Fellow

Email: mmendozapuccini@med.miami.edu  

Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street, 13th Floor
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-243-0184
Email: mmendozapuccini@med.miami.edu


Carolina is an International Medical Graduate from Colombia; she is the research manager for the McKnight studies [Registry-Repository and McKnight Brain Aging Registry (MBAR)] at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Prior to working at the McKnight Brain Institute she worked coordinating clinical trials in hepatitis C, B and liver pre-transplant. Her main interest is in memory loss and aging and plans to pursue her masters in translational research and work in this field. She is responsible for study enrollment, coordination of all the study-related procedures, protocol adherence, and compliance with local and federal regulations. The registry and repository enrolls patients who come to the Memory Disorders Center with a memory complaint. The Registry collects clinical information including demographics, laboratory, imaging, screening memory tests and formal neuropsychological tests. More recently, she is coordinating the MBAR, in which all McKnight sites are participating. The MBAR study will enroll patients that are 85+ years of age and have normal cognition. These subjects will undergo a brain MRI and an experimental cognitive battery.