Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Groups

The Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (JCCCR) and its groups are located at:

1015 Chestnut Street
Suite 317
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Business Operations Group

Business Operations Group is responsible for JCCCR management in the areas of research finance, personnel management, facility management and space acquisition. Through its centralized role, the group bridges all of the working groups and creates standards for the Center in the areas of compliance, personnel management and space appropriation. The business operations group assures that all research projects are appropriately budgeted and expended in accordance with institutional policy and 2 CFR 220 (formerly OMB Circular A-21). The group performs feasibility assessments with the appropriate working group and thereafter drafts, negotiates and finalizes all budgets and payment terms. For clinical trials, they ensure every protocol has been analyzed for potential Medicare coverage and every study procedure charge is allocated correctly through Thomas Jefferson University’s new Clinical Trial Billing Initiative. These processes are vital in protecting Thomas Jefferson University’s status as a non-profit tax exempt institution and maintaining a positive standing with regulating offices such as the U.S. Office of the Inspector General.

Personnel

Laura Vinci, RN MBA
Director of Operations
Phone: 215-503-4883

Paul Park, BA
IT Coordinator
Phone: 215-503-4070

Paul maintains the JCCCR website, handles major IS/IT issues for JCCCR and coordinates a Pulmonary Registry study. In addition, he serves as the site's Clinical Trials Management System administrator.

Jefferson Clinical Outcomes Research & Education

Jefferson Clinical Outcomes Research & Education (JCORE) provides support for investigator-initiated clinical and translational research activities from proposal development and project management to presentation and publication. The group coordinates research and educational opportunities for faculty, physician-in-training and students of the Jefferson Medical College and manages mentoring for projects ranging from database and registry studies to clinical trial design and operation. JCORE has leveraged its resources and experience to successes in federal and industry grants across the University and Hospital.

Personnel

Suzanne Adams, RN, MPH
Manager
Phone: 215-955-8848

Suzanne is responsible for project development and project management. She works with faculty investigators to develop clinical research studies and provides support at all stages of the process, from proposal development to publication.

Melissa McCarey, MPH
Research Assistant
Phone: 215-503-7417

Melissa assists faculty and fellows at all stages of project completion with grant formation, regulatory assistance, and manuscript preparation. She helps to coordinate JCCCR’s educational and mentoring opportunities in clinical research for Jefferson medical students.

Lauren Trinsey, MS
Research Coordinator II
Phone: 215-503-4069

Lauren conducts screening and enrolls inpatients and outpatients into investigator-initiated studies. She also provides screening for prospective studies to assist in gauging feasibility for new research.

Bridget Rooney, MS
Research Assistant
Phone: 215-503-4280

Bridget provides support for academic manuscripts and presentations. She also assists with JCORE projects at other stages, including grant preparation and regulatory assistance.

Meredith Wood, MS
Research Coordinator II
Phone: 215-503-4069

Meredith conducts screening and enrolls inpatients and outpatients into investigator-initiated studies. She also provides screening for prospective studies to assist in gauging feasibility for new research.

Ann Marie Banks, BS
Research Coordinator II
Phone: 215-503-4069

Ann Marie conducts screening and enrolls inpatients and outpatients into investigator-initiated studies. She also provides screening for prospective studies to assist in gauging feasibility for new research.

Jefferson Clinical Trials & Network Development

Jefferson Clinical Trials & Network Development (JCTG) manages multicenter global trials while identifying solutions and feasibility in conducting clinical research both in industry and government funded projects. The group has a proven track record in facilitating rapid study start-up and query resolutions. In the past year, JCTG initiated the development of the Clinical Trials Network. The network of investigators are in therapeutic areas such as cardiology, endocrinology and primary care. These investigators are primarily located in the PA, DE and NJ area. The network is collaboratively engaged in cardiovascular and endocrine trials.

In the upcoming year the network will expand to include the following therapeutic areas: nephrology, pulmonary, rheumatology and vascular disease.

Personnel

Barbara Gallagher, RN
Network Coordinator
Phone: 215-955-8184

Jefferson Site-Based Clinical Research Group

Jefferson Site-Based Clinical Research Group (JSRG) is comprised of clinical research nurses, regulatory specialists and study coordinators that support a wide range of industry and federal clinical research at Thomas Jefferson University for both inpatient and outpatient populations. JSRG is in full compliance with federal and IRB regulations.

As a recognized center within the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, JSRG is available to support clinical research throughout Thomas Jefferson University and currently supports a number of areas, including Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Colorectal Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Disease.

Personnel

Danielle Duffy, MD
Director
Phone: 215-955-5050

Barbara Gallagher, RN
Manager
Phone: 215-955-8184

Chelsea Becker, BA
Study Coordinator
Phone: 215-503-4105

Anup Bogineni, MPH
Regulatory Specialist
Phone: 215-503-4075

Starlet Heckard, RN, BSN, MS
Research Nurse
Phone: 215-955-8165

Kathleen Murphy, RN
Research Nurse
Phone: 215-503-5796

Johanna Park, MS
Regulatory Specialist
Phone: 215-503-7572

Christine Randazzo, RN, MSN
Research Nurse
Phone: 215-955-9725

Ellie Readinger, MPH
Study Coordinator
Phone: 215-503-0906

Lauren Thumm, RN, MSN
Research Nurse
Phone: 215-955-5759