Sarah Cohen joined GARDP in September 2018 as STI Clinical Trial Lab Manager.
Sarah started her career in 1982 as a Medical Laboratory Technologist for a Private Pathology Laboratory and progressed to working in medical research in 2001 as Laboratory Manager for the HIV Virology Laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, where she was responsible for the management and oversight of laboratory processes, doing basic research and working on various HIV Clinical trials. From 2011, Sarah worked as a Research Operations Manager for an academic research organization Wits RHI, where she managed operations (laboratory, pharmacy and regulatory activities) for several investigator-initiated trials as well as multi-party/multi-site network studies (in collaboration with the HVTN & HPTN).
Sarah has experience in the disease areas of STI/HIV treatment and prevention. She holds a Master’s degree in Operations Management, obtained from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012 and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business obtained in 2017.
Sarah will help the GARDP program team with the planning and conduct of clinical laboratory activities in South Africa, in particular, the zoliflodacin phase 3 trial, as Clinical Laboratory Manager.