OMNI would not be possible without our alumni. We thank them for their dedication, contributions, and support. 

Dana Burke, BA

Administrative Coordinator 

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dana graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1996. After a hiatus from the hospitality industry to be home with her 4 children she made a career change joining the OHRI as an administrative assistant in 2013. 

Dana joined the OMNI Research Group in 2015. With her diverse accounting, customer service, human resource and payroll experience, Dana had a multitude of roles supporting OMNI Scientists, Research Associates and associated staff in their day-to-day research activities. 

Rosemary Larose, RPN

Clinical Research Nurse

Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Rosemary LaRose is a Registered Practical Nurse with nearly 24 years of clinical research experience. She has been responsible for recruiting patients across numerous clinical research studies managed by the OMNI team since 2017.

Ms. LaRose worked at the University Hospital in London, Ontario for 12 years as a Technician in Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology and Anesthesia research. She moved to Ottawa in 1986 to work at The Ottawa Hospital in the Division of Cardiology and later in nursing in the Rheumatoid/Cardiology/Nephrology program. She also participated in The Ottawa Hospital Preceptor Program for two years. Rosemary returned to research first as a Research Coordinator in Thrombosis Research alongside Dr. Phil Wells, and subsequently in the Hypertension Unit with Dr. Frans Leenen and with Dr. Robert Roberts at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Ms. LaRose has played an instrumental role in the Ontario Survey on the Prevalence of High Blood Pressure study, Genetic Risk Factors for the Coronary Heart Disease study and Ottawa Heart Genomics Study. More recently, she has been heavily involved with COVID-19 and pregnancy research, coordinating, and contributing to the recruitment successes of the COVID-19 Ontario Pregnancy Event (COPE) Network UNIVERSE-OB studies. Her research areas of interest include thrombosis, cardiology, genetics, and obstetrics.