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

Research Coordinator Support Service


The ICTR Study Coordinator Apprenticeship and Mentoring Program (SCAMP) is a two year internship program that trains inexperienced individuals to become study coordinators. This unique program consists of several components: an educational component, a resource component, and a staff networking component. The program has created a pool of study coordinator who are available to be hired on a part time basis by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. These apprentices are available on a free and low-cost basis, which makes the process of finding a part time coordinator easier, as well as provides junior faculty with smaller projects, or even seasoned … Continue reading

JHCRN Network Coordinators


Each member institution has a designated Network Coordinator, who acts as a primary liaison between JHU and that institution. The Coordinator facilitates the identification, prioritization, and implementation of clinical trials jointly approved by investigators at JHU and the network site. Network coordinators may be contacted for more information on the JHCRN. Sandra Schaefer, BSN, RN, OCN Inova Heath System sschaef5@jhmi.edu 410-209-7385 Melissa Gerstenhaber, RN, MAS, MSN, CCRC Anne Arundel Health System mgerste1@jhmi.edu 443-890-3503 Lynne Armiger, MSN, CRNP Peninsula Regional Medical Center lynne.armiger@jhmi.edu 443-827-1444 Jackie Lobien, RN BSN Capital Region Research – CAPRES jlobien@jhmi.edu 301-896-3122 Mary Ellen (Ellie) Alderfer, MSN Reading … Continue reading

JHCRN Educational Programs


Events and Lectures Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for Investigators (video) Presentations: Stephen Broadhead Lynne Armiger Frederick Luthardt Adrian Dobs Karen Roz Linda Post April 7, 2015 Clinical Trials Education Series: Understanding Patient-Centered Outcomes Research & Comparative Effectiveness Research Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH March 16, 2011 Auditing and Monitoring Clinical Trials Jacki M. Yonkers March 16, 2011 Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, February 11, 2011 Clinical Trials Education Series: Toxicities, Adverse Events and the Monitoring Process Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS Elizabeth Ness, RN, MS February 08, 2011 Recruitment and Retention of Patients … 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