Irma Bauer B.S., R.N.
Cystic Fibrosis Research Coordinator
Irma Bauer, BA, BSN, RN, is a research nurse coordinator for the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. As a fresh graduate of Rutgers University, Irma began working as a research technician in the immunology laboratory of Dr. Robert A. Good. Dr. Good's enthusiasm for scientific discovery and love of teaching was infectious. The experience lit the fuse that sparked Irma's own passion for a life in the biological sciences. When life circumstances took Irma from Tampa, Florida to Saint Louis, Missouri, Irma's career took a pivotal turn. While Irma was working in the immunology laboratory of Dr. Gordon Bloomberg she had the opportunity to leave her experiments on the bench in order to assist the clinical coordinator with patient research visits for the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma (URECA) study. The door had been opened to clinical research and once Irma stepped through, there was no turning back! She went back to school nights and weekends while maintaining her full-time position with the URECA study team in order to obtain her degree in nursing. She did this so that she could assist with the clinical assessments and care study patients needed during their research visits. Irma became a member of Washington University's CF-TDN team in 2015. Over the past 3 years, she continues to grow as a clinical research coordinator by working with her outstanding team members and principle investigators. Irma also takes advantage of all the information, courses and meetings offered by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the TDN to assist coordinators in their endeavors and professional growth. Irma would like to thank the CFF, TDN, all the patients she has had the privilege to work with, and her TDN-CF team for the opportunity to be a part of moving CF research forward.