Category Archive: Human Subjects Research Core

Neurobehavioral Research Unit


Advances in the neurological and behavioral sciences continue to offer unprecedented opportunities to better understand and treat disorders of the central nervous system. The goal of the Neurobehavioral Research Unit (NBRU), located on the Broadway (main medical) campus of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), is to support research focused on typical and atypical development of the central nervous system, as well as conditions affecting central nervous system functioning throughout the lifespan. Capabilities include neuroimaging, neurogenetic analysis, and neurobehavioral assessment, all of which complement the other vast resources of Hopkins Medicine. NBRU resources are organized into the following components: Brain Research: … Continue reading

Sandra Heineken, BSN, RN, OCN


Manager of Oncology Clinical Research, Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute PRMC Sandra “Sandy” Heineken, BSN, RN, OCN, is the Manager of Oncology Clinical Research at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC). As an Eastern Shore native, Sandy has a personal commitment to PRMC and its oncology program at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute. Upon graduation from Salisbury State College, now Salisbury University, she embarked upon her career at PRMC. After three years working as a staff RN on a Medical-Surgical floor, she transferred to Radiation Oncology as a radiation oncology nurse and remained … Continue reading

Bennett W. Yu, MD


Director of Oncology Clinical Research, Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, PRMC Bennett W. Yu, MD, a specialist in Hematology and Medical Oncology, Joined Peninsula Regional Oncology and Hematology at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland in March of 2007. Dr. Yu received his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. Yu also completed a research fellowship in Hematology at Albany Veterans Hospital in Albany, a hematology fellowship at the University … Continue reading

Timothy Feist, MSW, MBA, FACHE


Vice President of Performance Improvement and Safety Officer, PRMC Tim Feist, Vice President of Performance Improvement and Safety Officer, joined Peninsula Regional in September 1985. He is currently responsible for and provides leadership to the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, and the departments of Clinical Performance Improvement, Infection Prevention, Service Excellence-Risk Management, Health Information Management, Medical Imaging and Case Management Services. Tim holds a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University, a Masters from Pitt in Social Work and his MBA from Wilmington College and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Tim is extremely active in the … Continue reading

Thomas Lawrence, MD, MBA


Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, PRMC Chairman, Board of Maryland eCare Thomas Lawrence, MD, MBA, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Peninsula Regional Medical Group, provides executive leadership to a growing practice of over 70 physicians and 200 staff in three states who practice in multiple specialties including family medicine, endocrinology, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal medicine, pulmonology, neurosurgery, occupational health, urgent care, oncology and hematology, and the hospitalists who manage patients while in the Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence is also responsible for evaluating potential development opportunities in the expansion of PRMC ambulatory services, clinical information technology integration between … Continue reading